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Date: 27 Aug 2007 18:11:47
Title: Langøy - Day trip to Bergen

Date: 27-08-07     Time: 16:30 UTC      Position: 60:20.12N  004:59.06E   Name: Langøy 

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I dag har det vært kjølig med noen få byger, men ellers mye sol - med nordavind. Vi har latt båten ligge i havnen her og kjørt bil sammen med Trude og Thorstein inn til Bergen - en tur på 45 minutter. Det ble ikke noen voldsom handledag på oss - litt marinert hvalkjøtt, litt fiskeutstyr og haglepatroner til den kommende rypejakt. Det var fortsatt mange turister i byen - ikke minst japanere og det sørlige Europa- og fiskemarkedet holdte koken med turistene på mange forskjellige språk. Disse turistene fra sydlige strøk tror tydeligvis at sommeren varer ut august også her i nord.
 
Vi begynner å merker ting som er annerledes enn før vi reiste på tur - bilskiltene for eksempel har blitt til EU-standart; varsklingsskilt for fotoboksene langs veien har også blitt annerledes. Prisene har blitt stivere også! Dagens bilde - fisketorget i Bergen.
 
Thorstein, Trude og Nigel ved fiskemarkedet i Bergen.
Thorstein, Trude and Nigel at the fish market in Bergen.

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Today's weather has been cold but sunny - the feeling of autumn is upon us. We have let the boat be in her harbour and driven by car with Thorstein and Trude into Bergen - a trip of about 45 minutes. We were not after any great deal of big-city shopping, but ended up with an end-ring to a broken fishing rod, some marinated whale meat and shotgun cartridges for the coming season. There were still a fair lot of tourists in town, particularly Japanese and southern Europeans - they clearly think that summer lasts until the end of August also in Norway! The fish marked (world famous for its high prices) was doing a good trade with the tourists - the employees there seem to speak all the languages of the tourists.
 
We have started to notice that some things have changed in the year we have been away. All new cars have the EU-standard style of number plate; the signs warning of speed cameras are different and all prices seem to have gone up my a lot more than the government's official statistics proclaim. Today's picture from the fish market. 
 

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