Tuesday 31 January 2023

We have found the sun

 Whoo hoo! Here is the sun! Made an appearance at last!

And once we saw it it stayed for quite a while as we slowly cruised through the fiords in the Arctic Circle.

At one stage the ship cruised through a narrow channel that had been dredged around 100 years ago. This came about because the founder of the Hurtigruten Line lived there, and the channel was very shallow and ships could not cross it. Instead they dropped off people and goods in the shallows, and they had to wade ashore.

One day he slipped over on some seaweed and broke his arm. He was so angry about it that he started to lobby the Norwegian parliament and after ten years of asking, they dredged the channel, and here it is today.

An incredibly beautiful place.

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