Norwegian Fjords – May 2011.

I took a cruise from Lisbon to the Norwegian fjords. I met up with Mike (an entertainer I explored Dubai with in 2010) in Stravanger. I took a long walk in Geiranger Fjord. There’s famous sticky-out-rock in the postcards, and I wanted to get a video of me juggling on it. It turns out that due to rain, me standing on that rock would have resulted in nothing less than me plummeting to my death. And the spot you need to reach to take the iconic photo involves ropes and other climbing gear.

I left the ship in Olden, and a the port agent picked up me and the other two entertainers in his Rolls Royce, due to the cruise ship passengers using up all the other available taxi cars in the entire town. And then we took off from an airport with the shortest runway in the whole of Norway, at about 800m. Not only is it the shortest runway, the takeoff leads right towards a steep hill. And if you turn left or right, there are more hills and cliffs. The pilot has to circle almost 360 degrees inside the fjord at a steep climb until the plane is high enough to fly out. It’s quite a fun ride!

With friends in Lisbon

With friends in Lisbon: no description

Out for a drink with Mike

Out for a drink with Mike: no description

Out for a drink with Mike: no description

Mike’s new camera

Mike's new camera: no description

Group photo

Group photo: no description

The new back end of the Grand Princess

The new back end of the Grand Princess: no description

Sailing up Geirangerfjord

Sailing up Geirangerfjord: no description

Waterfalls.

Waterfalls. : no description

Spooky!

Spooky!: no description

Raining

Raining: no description

Raining: no description

Sheep in the rain

Sheep in the rain: no description

Sheep

Sheep: no description

The Grand Princess

The Grand Princess: no description

Non-tripod HDR effort.

Non-tripod HDR effort. : no description

Rainlings.

Rainlings. : no description

Muddy

Muddy: no description

More waterfalls.

More waterfalls. : no description

Geiranger chapel.

Geiranger chapel. : no description

no title: For some reason we were taken to the airport in a Rolls Royce.

For some reason we were taken to the airport in a Rolls Royce.

no title: For some reason we were taken to the airport in a Rolls Royce.

no title: For some reason we were taken to the airport in a Rolls Royce.

no title: Norwegian roads.

Norwegian roads.

no title: The MacDonald Brothers.

The MacDonald Brothers.

no title: Our driver.

Our driver.

no title: An interesting lift to the airport.

An interesting lift to the airport.

Norwegian tunnels

Norwegian tunnels: no description

We took off from a very short runway.

We took off from a very short runway. : Shortest runway in Norway!

Shortest runway in Norway!

no title: A Brother at work.

A Brother at work.


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