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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 particular favorite!

To view more photos from Hidra, please go to Hidra Photo Gallery. To read about the next location visited, go to Bergen.


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