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A morning full of worries, an afternoon full of joy – 19th September 2017

The morning started with a message that caused great concern. The Norwegian search and rescue service had received an emergency signal from a sailing boat that had came into trouble yesterday during the storm. Helicopters had searched the area already last night, a coastguard vessel was approaching. Nobody had heard anything from the sailing boat so far, so the worst had to be feared. All vessels in the area – not that it were that many – were asked to assist, and so we did without any hesitation. The coastguard asked us to search Fuglefjord and Holmiabukta, and so we did with feelings of fear.

Then came the information from the coastguard that the boat had been found »in good condition«, the SAR mission was over. No further information. All souls well! Very pleased to hear that!

We turn around and head for Raudfjord, where we spend a lovely hour in the late morning in Hamiltonbukta. In the afternoon, September shows what it can do on a good day. Deep sun over rugged mountains, warm light on reddish-brown rocks. An amazing afternoon!

Gallery – Raudfjord – 19th September 2017

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last modification: 2017-09-25 · copyright: Rolf Stange