It was a nice still day and I needed to refuel the car, so I suggested a little run over to Tomrefjord while we were at it, which is about 11km away. Well we drove a little bit further, and by the time we got home we had clocked up nearly 100km.
The furthest we went was just beyond Rekdal, to the site of a wartime prison camp where the Germans held Russian prisoners.There's not much left to see now, apart from the ruin of what was their chapel.
Betty_Mouat landed in 1886 after drifting across the North Sea, alone, in the smack Columbine.
Incidentally, the sign in the bottom right of the picture tells that this beach was mined with anti tank mines during the war. Don't think I'm heavy enough to set one off, even if they didn't clear them all. ;)
Looking east, in Misundet, often wrongly called Moldefjorden on maps, this picture shows the small island of Tautra.
On the way back we stopped in Fiksdal for a couple of pictures. Fiksdal is a fairly typical small settlement here.
Next stop was for a picture of Tomrefjorden.
Tomrefjord has the biggest shipyard in this area, Langsten, which is now owned by STX Europe, which I think is a Korean owned company. Here's a ship they've just about finished.
Altaire was built.
On the way back home we took a turn out towards Øverås where there is a beautiful little bay called Leirvåg, with a nice little island which has a lovely secluded house on it.
And to add another Shetland connection, on the north side of Flatevågen, there is a small bay called Lervik which relates nicely to Shetland's Lerwick .
So that was this Sunday run. Next serious drive is to Trondheim on Tuesday evening, so that doctors can poke and prod me to tell me that I'm fit and well, hopefully. There will likely be a few pictures of that trip about the end of the week.
But, as an edit to this post, since I mentioned shipyards, here's a link to a video of a ship which was finished at the Langsten yard, the 'Far Samson'. It's well worth a watch.
Far Samson video.
Yun's aa fir enoo.
A lads trip to Vementry
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