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June 30th 2018
Published: July 1st 2018
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Okay, So We LiedOkay, So We LiedOkay, So We Lied

Sorry, another waterfall; this time across a fjord with telephoto lens.
Spent a few days in Hafslo at an idyllic setting but not much for dramatic photography, just time to relax a bit. Apartment was small, but the use of space exceedingly efficient; we liked it a lot, and the view, sheep chatting with us, what can we say?

The female half of the owners has a Norwegian dad, an ex-cruise ship captain who married an American woman from Key West. The entire family visits that area for a month or two in the winter. Although her parents elect to live in Norway (sure don't blame them), the extended family is more American than most. Nice folks.

Drive from Hafslo to Grainger took bit over six hours with numerous stops-pleasant. Bought tickets for another fjord cruise tomorrow. Weather continues very warm by local standards, seventies with low humidity.


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The River, Not WaterfallThe River, Not Waterfall
The River, Not Waterfall

Reason for this shot is not the little waterfall (but adds a bit), it's the milky green water of the river. Show you reason for the color next.
GlacierGlacier
Glacier

Forty minute drive from where we are staying.
Another GlacierAnother Glacier
Another Glacier

This one well over an hour's drive on one lane roads meant to handle traffic both ways and, of course, numerous tunnels. Long walk up, Bird said "ain't gonna happen".
Ski CenterSki Center
Ski Center

Another picture off our deck. Small Beech Mountain size ski resorts dot the country. Bit steeper than Beech; I'd say more like the run off the gondola at Baby Bird's favorite resort, Jackson Hole. Yes BB and Doozer, steeper than it looks.
Summer FunSummer Fun
Summer Fun

On the trip from Hafslo to Grainger we passed this resort and snapped a couple of shots. Here is the first. Eat your hearts out Monsters and Doozer, skiing in July!
And the SecondAnd the Second
And the Second

Notice the attire. Record heat wave in Norway.
GraingerGrainger
Grainger

Viewpoint accessed by a toll road, of course; they love 'em here.
Another View of GraingerAnother View of Grainger
Another View of Grainger

But this one includes the Troll Road. Look to the right of the cruise ship-that is a road! Yep, has a couple of switchbacks. We climbed it, and will traverse it twice more before departure to Alesund.
Away From Solid GroundAway From Solid Ground
Away From Solid Ground

Becoming increasingly comfortable being in the air taking shots. Do you think they are getting a bit better?
Second Viewpoint From the AirSecond Viewpoint From the Air
Second Viewpoint From the Air

Still flying up above the ground. Isn't that what Bird's do?
Shot Back At the Viewpoint for the Grainger PictureShot Back At the Viewpoint for the Grainger Picture
Shot Back At the Viewpoint for the Grainger Picture

Another shot in the air. Duck soup.


2nd July 2018

Great photographer
Loving these pictures and comments! I believe this is your most scenic trip yet! Looking forward to more. Be careful and enjoy!

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