Sunday, September 26, 2010

Missing our pup but oh look at this

We are on vacation in Scandanavia for three weeks. It's been hard to be away from Silky for so long, but her puppy sitters are taking great care of her and have sent us some emails. And for a bonus, they've sent us a couple of pictures. Speaking of pictures, here are a few from our trip on the Naeroyfjord in Norway. The boat traveled round-trip from Flaam to Gunvagen and back. It took about 4 hours, rained for most of the trip and was over before we knew it.

The fjords are salt water. They are actually inlets from the sea. The difference between high and low tides is about 1.2 meters.

Not much of a wind blows inside the fjords so the water is calm and mirror-like.

These little towns are accessible only by boat. They are part fishing village and part agricultural village. They raise mostly goats and sheep and make great cheese.

The water rushing down the mountainsides is glacier-melt. There is so much runoff that the water in the fjord is mostly opaque near it's closed end, becoming more clear closer to the ocean.
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