Thursday 25 April 2013

Coffee and Cake at Kviknes

Kviknes Hotel is the most prominent feature of Balestrand, elegant on the outside and a comfortable stop since the early days of tourism. Fram’s guests stopped here for morning coffee and cake after a walk of the historic sites.

Ciderhuset hosted a tasting of their products, and later those hiking with the Expedition Team returned through their orchards from the hills above the strand. Reaching a viewpoint high above Sognefjord the combination of snow, sun, plants and birdsong in the forest added to the pleasure of walking
Leaving Norway by afternoon the course was set to cross to the Shetland Islands passing the oils rigs of the Troll Field.