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Nusfjord: fare­well to Lofo­ten

It was an ear­ly start again in Skro­va as we had several hours of sai­ling time ahead of us to Nusfjord, our next and last desti­na­ti­on in Lofo­ten. It tur­ned out to be a lovely pas­sa­ge with a beau­ti­ful sun­set and stun­ning views of “Lofot­ve­g­gen”, as the wall-like impres­si­on is known that the very moun­tai­ne­ous Lofo­ten islands make on any visi­tor approa­ching from Ves­t­fjord. A sea eagle was hovering abo­ve the ship, and the sea was much more mode­ra­te than we had expec­ted … a gre­at way to start a day!

Sunrise Vestfjord

Sun­ri­se over Ves­t­fjord.

Lofotveggen: view of Lofoten

Lofot­ve­g­gen: the view of the Lofo­ten islands from Ves­t­fjord.

Then we went along­side in the tiny port of Nusfjord. This is one of the­se lovely litt­le, old fishing vil­la­ges in Lofo­ten. The Ror­buer, small woo­den houses on the shore­li­ne, used to pro­vi­de simp­le accom­mo­da­ti­on for visi­t­ing fisher­men, now they are upmar­ket and not exact­ly cheap holi­day homes for tou­rists. The times, they are a’changing.

Nusfjord

Nusfjord.

It is a won­der­ful place on a won­der­ful day, the sun is cas­ting warm light on the colour­ful houses, mixed with the occa­sio­nal rain­sho­wer for some varia­ti­on and refresh­ment. The­re is a litt­le fee­ling of melan­cho­ly about this visit, at least for me; it is the last stop of this jour­ney in Lofo­ten and the last place we visit with Anti­gua this sea­son. So, let’s enjoy the beau­ti­ful views tho­rough­ly …

SV Antigua in Nusfjord

SV Anti­gua in Nusfjord.

Then it is time to set cour­se across Ves­t­fjord. The ear­lier we arri­ve in Bodø, the bet­ter. It will be stor­my tonight. But as it is, we have a pret­ty smooth cros­sing of Ves­t­fjord, which is a stretch of open sea rather than a fjord.

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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