It was smooth sailing around Statt, despite the swell and the headwind, the conditions had calmed enough for us to complete roughly 20nm of open coastline.  The point protrudes like a fist aiming straight at your nose!  Curled knuckles are formed by sloping cliff sides.  It was a motoring night, but our first experience of the lack of darkness during Norway’s summer months.  The sun began to set well after 23:00.  The only darkness was a few hours of overcast twilight, soon after which sunrise began sometime around 02:00.  A dynamic range of blues colored our overnight sky.  Layers of mountains provided a backdrop of overlapping navy, purple, grey, and green rolling beneath the clouds and poking up through clouds where pointed peaks were highlighted with white strokes of snow.  I spotted a cruise ship on the AIS and pointed out to Glenn it’s glow over the horizon.IMG_9310 IMG_9318 IMG_9319 Once around Statt, we were treated to glassy calm waters and increased motoring speed as we navigated through a cluster of islands.  All was quiet.  Few ships passed.  Brian and Glenn took the opportunity to sleep while I kept watch en-route.  I was either too excited to sleep, or my internal clock was too confused by the lighting.  I was alert.  I snacked on cheese and crackers and hunkered beneath the dodger to keep my cheeks out of the brisk breeze.  Often I’d peek at the view, each time awestruck.IMG_9321IMG_9324 - CopyIMG_9332IMG_9342IMG_9338