Our time with Bruce and Kathy aboard will have ended by the time you read this post. We had so many memorable moments and learned much about the teeny bit of Norway we were fortunate to have explored together! I can share only a glimpse of the voyage; highlights such as fabulous anchorages, local culture, amazing scenery… Thanks to Bruce and Kathy for making the trip, for which we are so very grateful!
Utstein Kloster, Klosteroy
Detour anchored at the inner pool of Klosteroy.
Collaborative quilting; regions and talents pieced together
Craft Fair at Utstein Kloster
Norwegian woman demonstrates the art of making lace
Delicious! A pancake/english muffin type food topped with yogurt and tomato jam.
Angora bunny, hard at work!
Our very own artist finds inspiration.
Sunset at Klosteroy
Rainy day, motoring through Haugesund.
Haugesund is situated between mainland and an island.
‘SILD’ is Herring
Detour’s first watercolor class.
Surprise! A dock provided the night’s accommodation at Vorlandsvagen on the island of Bomlo.
Of course we parked next to a trail!
Lake atop Bomlo.
Moster Amfi, Mosterhamn
Moster Amfi – amphitheater
Walking the culture trail.
Christianity was first brought to Norway at Mosterhamn
These pretty flowers have edible leaves, Ramps. They taste like a garlic/chive.
Old lime kiln
Geocaching at an old limestone quarry, now a teen park.
Engesund Salmon Farm – Thank you, Lisa, and colleague for an educational and entertaining tour! (www.engesund.no)
A very LOUD foghorn.
Fish food ingredients.
Pickled Salmon – delish!
Geocache at Kongsen summit 185m
Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri – 17th century trading post now hotel/restaurant and adjacent gallery of local art
Commemorating herring fishing industry
This building once housed net repair, barrel making, and women worked to package herring into barrels.
Fishing nets raised to the top floor via the wooden wheel; now the building provides guest accommodations.
Soup by Bocuse d’Or Orjan Johannessen Chef of the Year, Arnt Johannessen – now serving at Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri