June 2, 2013
After leaving Copenhagen, we sailed north across the Skagerrak,
a strait running between the southeast coast of Norway and Sweden.
Then started up the coast of Norway. We landed by Zodiacs on Hidra,
the largest island in southern Norway, in a small fishing village
called Kirkehamn. On the way, we spotted quite a few fish farms
and learned that Salmon farms are a big industry along the coast.
The village is an old fishing and farming community with a couple
hundred inhabitants. Because this was a Sunday, the village was
quiet and the fishing boats idle. We walked around the area and
visited the quaint Lutheran church which sits at the center of the
harbor. The villagers prepared refreshments of hot coffee and rich
cakes for us. The pear cake with chocolate and hazelnuts was our
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