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After exploring Storfjorden, we made one more stop in the Ulsteinvik area as we proceeded south. This time we anchored to the southeast in Haddalsvika, surrounded by dramatic winter scenery, and completed our tender tour of the area on another cold but clear day.

Below are highlights from Jan 4th, 2021. 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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Raising Anchor
Raising anchor at 6am on a chilly 23°F (-5°C) morning.
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Passing three ferry routes at the intersection with Storfjorden of Hjorundfjorden behind us to our south, Sulafjorden coming up to starboard and Vartdalsfjorden to port. One route crosses Hjorundfjorden, another crossed Storfjorden and the third crossed Sulafjorden. Visible are the blue triangular AIS targest of ferries either at their terminals or underway.
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Mountain views in Vartdalsfjorden.
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The sheer south side of 1,843-ft (562m) Laupsnipa, viewed looking southwest.
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Haddalsvika Anchorage
Our anchorage in Haddalsvika in 110 ft (34m) on 300 ft (91 m) of rode.
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1,968-ft (600 m) Rjahornet, viewed from the anchorage at Haddalsvika.
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Anchorage Views
Views from our anchorage in Haddalsvika (clockwise from top left: forward, aft, starboard and port).
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Dirona anchored at Haddalsvika with 2,145-ft (654m) Gardnestua in the background. The majority of the mountains we see have hiking trails to them—you could spend a lifetime hiking here and not cover them all.
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Fish Farm
A new floating fish farm service building under construction at a yard in Haddal.
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With a combination of current, shallows and ice, we barely made it through the channel Sundgotstraumen. But made it we did.
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Looking into Storevagen partway along the channel from Garsholholen.
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This stick, that problably once held a mark, is a real hazard extending just above the water.
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What looks like an old steam boiler on a solitary rock near the island of Saudeholmen.
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Paraglider floating above us. It’s cold down here, so it must be much colder up there.
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Wooden boat tucked away at Kjeldsund.
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2 comments on “Haddalsvika
  1. David Magda says:

    “Raising anchor at 6am on a chilly 23°F (-5°C) morning.”

    Given that you’ve travelled internationally for many, many years, and have been away from the US (mainland) for a good portion of that time:

    Do you still think in Imperial (˚F/feet) or have you moved over to Metric (˚C/metres) at all given the prevalence of the system in most of the countries you’re in? :)

    • Good question David. You would think we would be all metric by now but, it turns out, the measure used by the country isn’t as important as the units all your instrumentation shows and the units used by all online apps we use (Google Maps and Mobile Navionics). We basically still use feet, yards, nautical miles nautical miles per hour, MPH, etc. The only exception being rental cars where we have km/hr but, even there, the sign says 50 and so we set the speedo to 50 and it’s sort of unit invariant. The one exception is at work where looking at servers temps, semiconductor temps, or mechanical system set points and deltaT, it’s mostly in Centigrade. But, for the most part, we still use the same units we always used even though the metric system has many advantages and all of our equipment could be switched over to metric displays.

      The same is true of the boat as well. It’s a 60 hz boat but it has spent 80% of it’s life plugged into 50hz shore power. Some people chose to equip their boats with both including dual sockets and appliances but our approach is to just chose one for inside the boat and then to set up the charging systems to be able to accept any world AC power frequency. The only difference the 50hz/60hz decision makes is where you can purchase appliances.

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