Boating & Biking Adventures

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Balestrand Marina

On our way back to the West, we have now moored in Balestrand, a small historical village situated at the Esefjord, one more arm spreading from the main Sognefjord. Another count towards being the only visiting yacht in the marina.

Fair winds…


No doubt, the most impressive fjord on our journey and not without reason on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Narrow, shallow and packed with natural eye candy. Simply amazing!

Fair winds…


Flåm Gjestehavn

I was lucky to meet Pat and his crew before they left Flåm. Second time our wake crosses. Last time it was June 2023 in Ponta Delgada, Azores, where we had a chat about his unique yacht Mah Jong. What a beauty. Small world!

Fair winds…

SY Mah Jong by S&S, build 1957 in Hong Kong

Dagsturhytta & Stegastein

For today‘s after work party we planned a hike up to Stegastein, which is just 630m above Aurlandsvangen. During our steep climb uphill we passed a Dagstyrhytta and almost ended there. These cabins spread over Norway invite for rest and me time in perfect harmony with nature. Amazing!

After a short rest we went on with our climb until we reached the lookout platform Stegastein.

Good to go after the cruise ship in Flåm lifted its anchor and the crowd moved on. We could enjoy a magnificent view from this platform almost all alone.

Fair winds…

Flåm – sniff tour

We very much like our spot here in Aurlandsvangen; it’s quite, charming, convenient and a bit outside the main flow of tourists. It is early in the season but cruise ships already leave some traces. Nevertheless we decided to move to Flåm Marina for the weekend.

After my sniff tour, the atmosphere in Flåm very much reminds me of the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda.

Fair winds…


Entrance into the Aurlandsfjord.
Aurlandsvangen ahead, almost there.

The passage into the Aurlandsfjord was narrow with steep cliffs left and right. It is one of the arms diverting from the world’s second longest fjord, the Sognefjord (203 km).

We moored around midnight at the floating jetty in Aurlandsvangen.

Fair winds…

Vik – 18 hours only…

It was a short but pleasant stay in Vik despite very minor swell, which might not be unusual within these Fjords in general. We will find out going forward.

Biting the bullet again we left Vik for another 30nm under engine to get even deeper into the Fjord landscape.

Fair winds…

Hike around Vik

Our hike today took us around the small village of Vik, passing three churches and enjoying a magnificent view over the city and the bay.

Spring is now in full swing.

Fair winds…

Vik – Fjord Impressions

It was a long day with plenty of light shows in a different world until we arrived in Vik for the night.

The photo to the right was taken 11pm before we called it a day.

Fair winds & Good Night…

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