|After Nordskot we sailed back to Bodo, where
Denis and Pam left, and Jens Folke, a Danish friend joined us. He came
from a heatwave in Denmark, but hit the start of our worst
weather in Norway, so far.
We sailed back across Vestfjord to the Lofoten islands, and stopped in at a couple of anchorages
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|We hid from a storm in Svolvaer's snug harbour
and drove to the "end of the world", in the village of A.
The real name is written as on the sign, which is the last letter in the Norwegian alphabet, and the town is the end of the road. It is a target for RV drivers, to whom driving form Sicily to A is a popular goal .
Until 50 years ago, it was a fiefdom, with the locals pretty much slaves, drying cod and making cod liver oil. It it is now a successful tourist spot, selling the cod liver oil, which they claim cures all ills.
are acres of cod drying racks in A, empty when were there, after the end of
We also stopped in at Nuisford, another beautiful but formerly poor fishing village, which is now a tourist spot. There is a fee to even enter the village.
is a pleasant town about halfway along the Lofoten chain, where Derek joined
"The Goat" seen above town here, with its twin topped spire that looks over the fuel dock.
We saw one climber jump from top to top.
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