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Nice journal and photos. Was this last summer?

Of course, I am prejudiced about the topic; my (late) mother was raised there in fjord country (Sogn). Her mother was a goatherd almost a century ago in the mountains/valleys you passed through.
A few years ago I took my US partner for a 4-day trip there (the fjords); Oslo-Flåm by train, ferry to Balestrand - then fast boat to Bergen and plane back to Oslo:

Then the much gentler south coast at the family cabin:

by ask on Fri Nov 20th, 2009 at 03:33:20 PM EST
As you may have noticed, the very first picture is actually looking at Balestrand - I took the photo on the dock waiting for the ferry to take us across Sognefjord. The Oslo-Flåm train was high on my list to do, and many people have recommended it, but there wasn't the proper occasion to fit it in.

And yes, this indeed was past summer.

Spectacular weather you got during your visit. And equally spectacular photos.

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Sat Nov 21st, 2009 at 02:50:18 PM EST
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I did recognize Balestrand. My pic was taken from just in front of Kviknes Hotel and eastwards.
On the south coast cabin, we are just at the coast line and often have clear mornings, though as the day progresses the clouds build up inland and it's 50/50 whether we remain in sun or under the clouds. The pic was taken around 5.30 am.
As a kid, I spent every summer in the town next to Balestrand to the west (Høyanger).
by ask on Sat Nov 21st, 2009 at 03:16:54 PM EST
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