|We rented a car for a day in Bergen to see a bit
of Norway above the water. We followed the Hardanger
Fjord, crossing it a couple of times by ferry, and were amazed at the extend
of fruit growing on the slopes.
Although we were North of 60, (into the NW Territories in Canada) the area produces 40% of Norway's fruit.
We hiked up to the Trolltunga, one of the most photographed rocks in Norway. This shot is from Flickr, since our weather was different, as seen below.
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|On the hike up to the Trolltunga, we walked
through this cottage area.
We had a very steep climb of about 300 vertical meters to it, but the cottagers have a rail mounted cable car. Only one cottage seemed inhabited, but there were all well built, with electricity etc. Some Skidoos were parked there, so winter use is presumably common.
We saw quite a few such cottage communities in Norway.
Michael and Neil both posed for the Trolltunga photos, despite the poor weather.
It was too much work (8 hours round trip) getting there to skip the key shots.
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