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Trollfjord-Skrova – 02nd November 2017

The wind in Raftsund, where we had anchored for the night, was really strong, but it became a bit less in the early morning. The combination of the fjords and islands, rugged mountains, wind and snow made a very true and scenic impression of this harsh nature: wild and beautiful. This is how nature often is in the far north. Of course, there is sometimes a blue, sunny sky and calm water. But this here is normal life. Wild and beautiful.

„Wild“ and „beautiful“ changed in Trollfjord by the minute, as the snow squalls came and went. From zero visibility to clear views of the mountains, from calm waters to screaming winds within moments.

We were just about to leave when a whole family of 3 sea eagles came along. Several times, they flew past the ship in close distance. Good fun to have a fast camera now 🙂

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The attributs „wild“ and „beautiful“ were also an appropriate description of our afternoon visit to Skrova. Entering the harbour between all those rocks and skerries is always impressive, and then we were alongside. Soon we were ready for take-off to explore this lovely little island, walking through the little settlement around the harbour, across the island to some beautiful little bays with white sand beaches. Wind, cold, snow and approaching darkness could not keep some brave hikers to ascend Skrovafjellet. The reward came in shape of stunning views over the sea and islands.

We made the short passage to Kabelvåg in the evening. The forecast for tomorrow promised more wind, so it was good to get there today.

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