Our Beautiful World
Day 03 and 4

What's so interesting here?

- and close-up

and after that, we came to a sign showing something worthfully to stop for.
Our Guidebook told us that we could see old stone-carvings here, several thousand years old,
and as we find that interesting, we made the bridge all the way out.
To see where we ended, click on the picture, or here.

Just a small island, with no indication whatsoever on any tracks of our forefathers.
On request, we were told that we could find that place a couple of kilometers further ahead.
'You will see a large brown barn on your left side on top of a hill. Drive right in there,
and ask the farmer where to find the carvings, and he will show you.
There are (of course) no others signs showing the way......

We found a place called Fjølvika, where an old fishing industry had given up -
Click on the picture, and it's time to say good night again.

Day 4

Stand by - new mountains ahead!

Soon we cought sight of the attraction of the day: Torghatten.

That place deserves a page all by its own, so here we go:
TORGHATTEN - click here!

There was more to come - here on the way up into the sky.
On top of the bridge in Brønnøysund

And what is to see up there?

From top of the Brønnøysund Bridge, we could say good-bye to Torghatten,
and enjoy a beatiful view in both directions.

If you turn around on the bridge and look to the north, you will another kind of view. The town is to the right,
so don't forget to click on the picture.

About ten kilometers north of Brønnøysund, we left the mainland at Horn,
and by a small ferry we got out to the island of Vega:

The characteristic mountains in Vega are reknown. The terrain here is perfect for both hillwalking and mountaineering. There is a wide range of outdoor activities to suit all ages and abilities.
Vega could also be called an island kingdom. Over 6000 islands, islets and skerries surround the main
island. Farthest out to sea are the fishing villages of Bremstein and Skjærvær with their old,
weather-beaten houses, boat houses, wharves and jetties. The bird life which populates the islands
around Vega is extraordinarily rich and varied, with a large number of species nesting on Vega.
Several nature reserves have been set up to protect our feathered friends. Botanists are impressed
by the unique flora on the Vega islands, but they are not the only ones to enjoy the beautifuls scenery.

Distinctive plants from this area have provided the basis for many scientific disertations. Our most recent
"inhabitant" is the elk which swam over the fjord back in the mid-80s. This animal is the focus of
international research projects. Other animals include roe-deer, hares and otters. Hunting is extremely
varid here, with special areas for hunting geese, grouse, ducks and hare. Fishing in the sea, rivers and
lakes is a popular sport for many of those who live here. And over the land, dramatic changes create
a special atmosphere; from heavy storm clouds to bright, sunny summer evenings.

and another sunset put us to bed after another exciting day.

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