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After a day of heavy winds and rain following our visit to Skjoldafjorden, we had wonderfully calm conditions to explore Forresfjorden. During our tender tour, we finally got close enough for a good picture after several eagle sightings in Norway from a distance.

Below are highlights from August 5th and 6th. Click any image for a larger view, or click the position to view the location on a map. And a live map of our current route and most recent log entries always is available at

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Karsto Refinery
A closer view in heavy rain and wind to the Karsto refinery that we passed shortly after arriving in the area three weeks ago. The facility is connected via pipeline to about 30 oil and gas fields and is the largest of its kind in Europe.
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Popular guest harbour at Hamnarholmen.
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The wreck of a large ship off Gismarvika as we get underway from Labbavika.
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Wonderfully clear and calm conditions after yesterday’s downpour and winds. This is looking into the lagoon Soyla off Sorvagen where we are anchored.
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We’ve seen several eagles in Norway, but finally got close enough for a good picture.
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Outdoor Room
Summer cabins are very popular in Norway, as are often-detached outdoor rooms like this beautiful one on a Sorvagen hilltop, that can be setup for various weather conditions.
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Large marina at Forre at the head of Forresfjorden.
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Royksund Bridge
Looking back to the bridge over the waterway Royksund from the tender. We’ll be passing through here in Dirona tomorrow en route to Haugesund.
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Picnic Table
Lovely picnic area overlooking the Royksund.
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Dirona moored at Sorvagen off Forresfjorden.
Show locations on map Click the travel log icon on the left to see these locations on a map, with the complete log of our cruise.

On the map page, clicking on a camera or text icon will display a picture and/or log entry for that location, and clicking on the smaller icons along the route will display latitude, longitude and other navigation data for that location. And a live map of our current route and most recent log entries always is available at


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