Yet another trip to Trondheim, so this time we managed to take a route that I hadn't driven before, through Sunndalsøra.
We first took the ferry to Molde and, although it wasn't raining, the clouds were hanging very low on the mountains. There was only one cruise ship in Molde, the 'Spirit of Oceanus'
Firstly the view in to Eresfjorden.
From there we continued east past Eidsvågen (that would be Aithsvoe in Shetland), to the side of Tingvollfjorden, (Tingvoll is the same as the Shetland name Tingwall).
At the inner end of Tingvollfjorden it narrows to Sunndalsfjorden, at the head of which lies the town of Sunndalsøra. The town is reached through a 6km tunnel and I took this shot, looking in Sunndalsfjorden, just before we went into the tunnel.
this link to see how big the plant is.
Here's a pic of one of the mountains.
Nobody knows how many churches have been on this site through the centuries. It is believed that there was a church here before the 14th century. But after the reformation the following records are available.
1647 - Church destroyed by fire, and a new one built.
1725 - Church destroyed by local storm wind (A special kind of downdraft from the mountains). A new one was built.
1727 - Church destroyed by wind pressure from an avalanche. A new one was built.
1820 - Destroyed by wind pressure from an avalanche again.
1849 - Destroyed by local storm wind/downdraft again.
1864 - A new church was built.
1885 - Local storm wind/downdraft destroyed the church yet again.
Well, maybe God eventually decided to take this congregation under his wing, because the current church, which was built in 1887, is still standing. For the mean time.
Anyway, that'll do for this post. More tomorrow, and yes the weather did improve, so some nice pics to come.
And I'm delighted to say that the doctors gave me the all clear yet again, well at least for another 3 months.
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