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Bodos, No, it's pronounced Urdur!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

This boat, because itís a local boat, pops in and out of different little ports all through the day and night. Often it only stays for fifteen minutes, just long enough to let the passengers on and off. This is one of the ones we stopped at briefly this morning, the little houses come right down to the water and it was snowing quite hard.

By the time we got to the port where we were staying long enough to get off, the snow had stopped and the sun was out. The boat was going to refuel, and take on some cars, we went off on a bus tour of the local area.

The driver took us to visit a bridge over a stretch of water where the fjord joined the sea.

There is often a massive current, itís supposed to be the strongest current in the world! We walked down a snowy path towards the fjord. The weather was beautiful, and the scenery scenic! I love boat houses on stilts!

On the other side of the fjord were the mountains. Pointy ones where they have been glaciated.

Today of course, the tide had turned and the current was less visible.

We only had half an hour to look and take photos. Then it was time to go back to the ship. By this time it had clouded up and was snowing again! The Norwegians have a saying, ĎIf you donít like the weather, then wait ten minutes!í Itís more changeable than England!

We crossed into the Arctic Circle this morning. Tomorrow we sail further north again.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1BEACHWALKER 3/13/2013 3:15PM

    How cool to cross the Arctic Circle!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHELLYBABE2 3/8/2013 5:27PM

    Gorgeous pics emoticon

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STFRENCH 3/7/2013 7:04PM

    It looks stunning! xx

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MILLISMA 3/6/2013 8:40PM

    What a trip!!! Thanks for sharing.

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DOVESEYES 3/6/2013 8:09PM

    Wow gorgeous!!!

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MARIANNE9855 3/6/2013 6:21PM

    great pics and travelog- I am pretty sure that as beautiful as it is I would be even more depressed if I lived in all that snow and cold- I trust you brought all kinds of warm clothes and boots.
So enjoying it all from afar!

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    Great pictures etc.
Thank you for bringing us along.

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DR1939 3/6/2013 5:54PM

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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CATLADY52 3/6/2013 2:13PM

    Your pictures are fun. Do you feel rushed at all when you stop? emoticon for braving the cold. I'd be in front of a fire. emoticon

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XTINA46 3/6/2013 12:49PM

    gorgeous photos -- keep on blogging! it's a fabulous journey!

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JUNEAU2010 3/6/2013 12:30PM

    I wish I were there! But I read Norwegian better than I speak it, which does not say a lot, so I'd have to practice! emoticon

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LOLATURTLE 3/6/2013 12:26PM

    Beautiful photos!

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MARTY728 3/6/2013 12:22PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 3/6/2013 11:52AM

    wow! A great tour. Thanks for taking me along.

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RAINBOWCHOC 3/6/2013 11:45AM

    Hope they put on a "crossing party" for you

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SENIMMO 3/6/2013 11:19AM

    emoticon And so beautiful. Thanks for the photos!

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-POOKIE- 3/6/2013 11:15AM

    So beautiful! Keep warm!

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LEANNAW4 3/6/2013 11:06AM

    Very cool! What a great vacation!!

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NEW-CAZ 3/6/2013 10:50AM

    emoticon what a wonderful holiday, looking forward to the lights!

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LEVELPATHS 3/6/2013 10:21AM

    Gosh - are you going to the North Pole?...

Thanks for snapping and blogging. :-)

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