Well the clear blue skies of the last two days are no longer with us. Showery today but it didn’t detract at all from another marvellous day. Docking at Stavangar we had breakfast followed by a short walk to board the fast boat that was to take us on a tour of the archipelago around Stavangar and the beautiful Lysefjord.
The fiord has a cliff wall rising some 300’ out of the waters which we followed for two miles pausing directly under a fascinating waterfall that soaked us even more than the rain had managed to do so far. Wild goats came down to look at us and we stopped at a cabin to consume hot coffee plus waffles, cream and strawberry jam.
After lunch on the ship we explored old Stavanger with its white boarded houses, fantastic gardens and cobbled streets. Extremely quaint and dating from 17th, 18th and 19th centuries they are still lived in today they made a fascinating tour before we returned to the ship to sail at 4. 30 to sail to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. The sun is back!
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See you tomorrow!