We picked up a rental car today and went for a drive. Visited the nearby maelstrom. It’s a big swirling current in the fiord that is created by water rushing in or out during the changing tides. Pretty but not as magnificent as we had imagined. Emily was imagining ships being sucked into a swirling vortex of seething water. Instead a power boat cruised up through the calm patch in the middle. Still, nice swirls.

We walked a few minutes from the road to a nice lake and are camping near it. I’ve decided that Norway really is quite dry at this time of year. It still hasn’t rained significantly since I arrived and we camped on a carpet of dry moss. It would be good for cycle touring.

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