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Around Fur°ya, Oct 17 2009


 

 

My route around Fur°ya

My route around Fur°ya
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I had just returned from a nice trip to Vanylven. Storehornet (686m) and Trollevasshornet (610m) had been explored. Still in exploration mode, I drove home and picked up the Hawk and prepared for my 3rd journey in this inflatable rubber boat.  

I had many destinations to choose from, but given the amount of daylight left, I chose one of the closest islands that I still hadn't been to - Fur°ya. I drove to the Tussa power station close to the tunnel between Haddal and Eiksund and headed out at low tide.

On the way to Fur°ya

On the way to Fur°ya
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The water was stiller than still, and every shape and form reflected perfectly in the water. I willingly admit that on days such as this - there is a peace that I don't find in the mountains. A special thanks goes to my friend Bj°rn, who - consistently -  has sent me text messages and pictures from his kayaking adventures. The kayak will come in 2010...

 

Rounding the Hestholmflu reef

Rounding the Hestholmflu reef
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The afternoon just got better by the minute. As the tide was low, I struggled a bit in getting through the Kjeholmen - Fur°ya sound (the larger Kjeholmen island is across the bay) and the sound of rubber versus rock was not a pleasant one. I then rounded the Hestholmflu reef before returning to the trailhead.

The trip around Fur°ya, including a visit to the high point took 2 hours. The total distance was 4,4km (including the walk to the top).

 

Daylight is fading

Daylight is fading
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Other "Hawk" trips : Yksn°ya, Kjeholmen, Bakarholmen and Stor°ya/Mňl°ya.

Pictures

The first set of pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 450D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6.

 
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Around Fur°ya

0. Trip tracks 1. My trailhead at Tussa 2. To Fur°ya 3. To Fur°ya 4. On Fur°ya 5. The high point ahead 6. View from the high point 7. Reflections 8. View towards the starting point 9. Approaching a narrow sound 10. A very narrow sound 11. Garnestua 12. Reflections 13. Blňtind and Haddalshornet 14. Rounding Hestholmflu reef 15. Sunset in progress 16. Big sky 17. Reflections 18. More reflections 19. Rjňhornet 20. Reflections 21. Nice light 22. Rjňhornet

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