Eidfjord and Hardangerfjord
Dawn and a network of new Fjords for us to explore. We docked at the little village of Eidfjord…..
Before heading to the mountains some exploring of the town was called for and soon we were outside the Old Stone Church that has served the village well for several centuries (now replaced by a modern multi-purpose community church). It seems sad that this little gem should have been abandoned…the interior is wooden and once lit by candle light, still full of character whilst outside solitary lonely graves mark a past history of local importance….
In the shadow of the mountains there is a rather good Nature Centre telling much about the surrounds, Glaciers, Mountains, Falls and Wildlife…as well as the man made developments of high level dams for creating reservoirs to supply the Hydro Stations….there is no shortage of water!
Then it was back to the water to explore more of Hardangerfjord and its spectacular water falls. The prow of the boat giving some of the closest and dramatic views, perhaps the evening light set the perfect mood for this cruise amongst the fjords and providing our first real sunset.s of the trip….
Sadly we have not experienced the true Northern Lights but this image was taken close to midnight….and for a brief time gave us all hope that out luck was in…sadly this was the best it got. Still not a bad way to finish the day.
(C) David Oakes 2015