|Eidfjord was our second port of call.|
We started our our morning on the yellow trail down the
Eidfjordvatnet to the lake. It was partly cloudy and in the high
60's. The outlet from the lake is a torrent of rapids.
|Looking across the lake This is a rural area with a population|
of 941, but it is a major cruise ship destination.
|I loved this charming cottage on the trail with it's elk head|
and wooden shoes.
|Waterfalls are everywhere is Norway,|
especially as the snow melts after the winter.
|Steep cliffs form the sides of the fjords and overhang the towns. The morning was mostly cloudy but it cleared away in the|
|The outlet from the lake to the fjord is all downhill.|
|Scott and I on the trail|
|The trail is also used for bicycles and|
|This is a lovely beach but the water is pretty cold.|
Hopefully in mid summer it warms up enough.
|Scott and I pose at the edge of the lake|
|Another view of the steep hills.|
|And so do Walt & Honoree|
|Small farms surround the town. The hay had just been brought in.|
|Looking into the forest|
|Detail of a typical roof here - slate. There is a|
ladder on every one - probably to clear the chimneys
|Roses were blooming every where we went in|
Norway. Even above the Arctic Circle!
|Here's a look at our Konningsdam ship at the dock. Most of|
these towns could only bring one ship into a dock. There was
often a second one that had to ferry passengers in. This
happened to us twice.
|After lunch the clouds cleared off and it was spectacular.|
Here's a view up the fjord.
|Our dark blue trail in the afternoon started|
along the fjord
|And then started up into the valley.|
|It opened up into farmlands surrounding the small church.|
|Tall pines predominated.|
|Burial grounds surround most churches.|
|This was a first for us - tree sweaters! There|
were about 8 of them.
|Sometimes the scenery here reminds us of New Hampshire. The hills are too steep for Vermont.|