Siggjo


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1555 ft (474m) Siggjo on Bomlo was prominent in the skyline north of our anchorage at Karihavet near Moster. And if the summit was so visible, we could be sure the views from the top would be excellent.

Our second day at Karihavet dawned beautifully clear, so we set off in the tender to hike to the top of Siggjo. The 1.6-mile (2.6km) trail had many good viewpoints along the way up, with an added interest of several foot bridges crossing difficult sections. The 360-degree view from the top was as good as we expected, and we got our first view to the Folgefonna glaciers that we’d gradually be getting closer to as we cruise through Hardangerfjord and its approaches.

Below are highlights from August 9th, 2020. 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 mvdirona.com/maps.

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Siggjo
A beautiful clear day in the anchorage at Karihavet, perfect for hiking to the top of 1555 ft (474m) Siggjo, visible in the distance.
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Tender
The tender moored against rocks at the head of Havikvagen for our hike up Siggjo.
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Trailhead
Jennifer at the trailhead for the Siggjo hike, wearing the new hiking pants we picked up at Haugesund. We generally try to avoid having too much specialized equipment, but have been finding jeans uncomfortable to hike in, particularly in hot or rainy weather. The hiking pants are lightweight, comfortable and breathable, yet surprisingly warm in cold winds. And while not waterproof, they are reasonably water-resistant and are ideal both for hiking and touring around in the tender.
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Footbridge
One of several footbridges on the hike up Siggjo, this one at 765ft (233m).
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View Northeast
Enjoying the northeast view at 1105 ft (336 m) toward the island of Stord from a footbridge on the trail up Siggjo.
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View South
The view southeast at 1519ft (463m) along another footbridge on the trail up Siggjo.
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Lunch
A picnic lunch looking south from the summit of 1555 ft (474m) Siggjo on a fabulously clear day.
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View South
Panoramic view south from the summit of Siggjo. Dirona is moored in the islands at roughly center of the picture, the Royksund Canal we pass through en route to Mosterhamn is to the left, and the entrance to the Kulleseid Canal is just out of the view at right (click image for a larger view).
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Kvaerner Shipyard
View from Siggjo to the Kvaerner Shipyard and their 377ft (115m) high gantry crane.
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Stord View
Looking east across the island of Stord to the Hardanger region of mainland Norway with the Folgefonna glaciers visible in the distance. We’ll be gradually getting closer to Folgefonna as we cruise through Hardangerfjord and its approaches. Barely visible at the left on Stord is the television tower on the 2,375ft (724m) mountain Kattnakken, that likely will be our next hike destination.
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View West
The panoramic view west from the summit of Siggjo. Our anchorage at Karihavet is just out of the picture on the left, and the Kulleseid Canal we went through in the tender yesterday is at center (click image for a larger view). Norway sure is beautiful, both at mountain top and sea level. We feel very lucky to be here.
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Emil Pederson
Back at Dirona, Emil Pederson and friends stopped by to say chat, and offered us some freshly caught crab. They didn’t have to ask twice. We love fresh crab, but it’s been ages since we caught some ourselves.
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