Wayfare Wednesdays! A Travelogue of Ports Unknown! Norway Day Three

Ahoy there me mateys!  Welcome to the newest installment on me Log, Wayfare Wednesdays!  As ye scalawags know, yer Captain always be spending me time dreaming of the next far off ports and searching of a good adventure.  So I thought I would give the crew some insight into the fascinating people, places, and things I saw while ye all were wallowing in port in some filthy tavern, swilling grog, and missin’ the sights.  Ye know in case ye miscreants ever get the chance to plunder visit these destinations in the future . . .

wayfare
way·​fare |  ˈwāˌfa(a)|(ə)r-ˌfe|

 archaic : an act or course of journeying (source)

As some of ye may know, I recently had a line on a rumor of a bit of Viking treasure, Scottish ruins, and Elizabethan artifacts.  The sea was a’ calling.  So off I went.  After eighteen days of adventurin’ in Iceland, Norway, Scotland, and England, I be back to share me tales.  I shall be splittin’ these stories into several installments due to yer befuddled, swill-saturated noggins.  The first foray was Iceland.  Next stop – Norway!

If ye missed day one of Iceland click here.  For day two of Iceland click here.

For day one of Norway (Bergen) click here. For day two of Norway (Geirangr) click here.

Norway was the land of fjords, natural wonders, and the midnight sun.  We (me and the ma) spent six full days there with one full day at sea (Arrr!).  The third day was in Lofoten (Leknes).  This section of Norway is made up of 118 miles of islands stretching into the Norwegian Sea.  It is known for cod fishing.  We were on the island of Vestvågøya.  The ma and I split up on this day.  I let her have the last ticket for the hike and did a different tour and loved it.  We saw:

Ballstad

This be one of the largest fishing villages in Norway.  The fisherman used to stay in these little red huts  (rorbuer) to fish but today many of them converted to air bnbs.

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Hautland Beach

I was gonna show y’all pictures of this white sand beach and apparently don’t have any!  I guess I was too busy staring at it.

Utakleiv Beach

This is considered one of the most romantic beaches in Europe.  Just mind yer step because of all of the sheeps.  Seriously, it is beautiful and listening to the waves is always relaxing.  The photos don’t really do it justice.

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Tjørndalen

This be the hike that the ma did.  I loved seeing her views from the top of the island.

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Keep a weathered eye out for more of me wayfare adventures.  Next stop Lofoten!  Arrrr!

x The Captain

Side note:  The Wayfair Wednesday featured image (source) is of two sailing vessels “dressed overall” with their international signal flags.  Signal flags are the flags used to contact other ships.  Well unless ye be a pirate in which case the Jolly Roger and yer cannons speak well enough.  A ship dressed overall “consists of stringing international maritime signal flags on a ship from stemhead to masthead, from masthead to masthead and then down to the taffrail. It is a sign of celebration, and is done for occasions, anniversaries, and events, whether national, local or personal.”  (source)  Well, Wayfare Wednesday is certainly a celebration, occassion, and event no matter how ye look at it.  Arrrrr!

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