Step It Up!

There are no roads leading to the tiny hamlet of Florli; it is accessible either from the water of the Lysefjord via boat or from the mountains of the Lysefjord via a good pair of hiking shoes.  Florli’s few homes are nestled into the mountainside just above the fjord’s shoreline.  As testimony to Florli’s hydropower…

Lysefjord

He’s pining for the fjords!  And so it was…we motored into the Lysefjord, hoping that the doom and gloom above was not forecasting this to have been a terrible mistake!  The Lysefjord hosts some of the most impressive tourist attractions near Stavanger, Norway; spectacular views and marvelous mountain heights! We motored 26-miles to the head…

Into the Stew Pot

We are exploring a fjord region of Norway called Ryfylke; very near Stavanger although we’ve not yet ventured into the city.  Our guidebook covers several fjords, yet suggests not to bother with fjords (excellent guide, Norway Mainland Coast, Fjords and Islands, Including Svalbard and Jan Mayen by Judy Lomax published by Imray), rather recommends to…

Welcome to Norway!

“Goodnight, Denmark!” I bid farewell knowing the next day we’d arrive on the southern coast of Norway.  I didn’t know exactly where, some waypoints on our chart indicated safe entryways through the rock smattered coastline, but our first landfall depended entirely on how well Detour would sail upwind as the forecast predicted we’d arrive along with…

The Dreaded Marina

Lately, a feeling of dread consumes my entire self when we approach an unfamiliar marina.  Must we go in?  Isn’t there an anchorage nearby?  We don’t really need anything, do we?  Getting right down to it, it’s not the docking that proves difficult.  Brian has docked Detour thousands of times.  Heck, I’ve even docked at a few shoreline…