Lofoten day 22 Blog 20 - English Version
Today’s word will be a little shorter since I already posted earlier. We snuck in a couple hours sleep and then decided to try out the new bikes, which finally got some use and some nice asphalt to ride. They led us to Å; a great fishing community with nice fishing huts, rental boats, and a fantastic view (again). Petter stayed in the boat to soften up the muscles. He got a cramp again, a bad cramp. The boy has some big muscles so it must have really hurt. Big muscles, big cramps, small muscles, small cramps. Food for thought.
Å has become very touristy. Small Japanese with big cameras, big Germans with even bigger RVs. Lots of RVs with lots of strange license plates. Eldorado for Petter, but he’s wasn’t there, and we weren’t the right people to be interviewed on the subject once we returned. Lot’s of museums, cafes, and dry fish. I felt the little twitch in the sea-legs again. Out in the ocean, you see fish and water instead of “very cheap, come and buy”. The harbor facilities aren’t necessarily anything to boast about, and rumour has it that that applies to all guest harbours in Lofoten. Maybe they are more interested in RVs here? Who in the world could understand something like that (other than Petter and the Germans of course).
Petter is leaving us tomorrow, so Katarina and I will explore the rest of Lofoten alone. Katarina suggested that we could find a nice harbour, leave the boat and hop on some busses. Uff, I really hope she comes up with something better. It’s popular to hike the peaks here to get a good view of the ocean. But why would we walk and climb uphill for several hours just to see the ocean, when we are already on the ocean and can touch it whenever we like? Once a sea-hog, always a sea-hog. If you really want to be a mountain goat then you are welcome to request to be one in your next life. I assume that if someone travels by motorhome, then they are most likely escaping their mobile home, trying to get as far as possible.. That’s probably why they go to the mountains. Now we have a solid explanation for that one too.
In the cockpit we just measured 39 degrees in the sun. Yes, you read correctly. Katarina has slathered all sorts of things on to protect her from the sun, then goes on deck in the sun to avoid getting tan.. That one is a little trickier to find an explanation for. There’s something special about women’s logic..
For dinner today we’re having an Asian style fish stew (self-caught of course) with fresh pasta. The pasta has been onboard for a week, but it says fresh on the package so I'll trust that. After that, we will light up a couple cigars that we’ve saved for our first night in Lofoten. And that’s it for today.