almost bound to be an anti-climax. Apart from claiming the two most
beautiful, historic, traditional fishing villages in the whole of Lofoten
and being at the end of the road...
I am sure
that on a good day, Å would be picture perfect and tranquil; unfortunately I
got there on the day day that a cruise ship docked at Svolvaer and bussed 68
coaches full of assorted Germans, French, Italians...it was awful and has
made me vow never to go on a cruise ever, regardless of how fat and boring I
become. You could not walk the streets without tripping over some
noisy Italian or other, the restaurant was spewing out its clichéd "typical"
It also did not help that their sculpture was
perfectly signposted right up to the car park, then absolutely nothing...
..."somewhere down on the shore", a two kilometre scramble over
slippery rocks ending in frightening precipices. So, no photos of that
one! Nobody seemed to know where it was, not the workmen erecting the
much advertised toilet facilities (they turned out to be Swedish), nor the
other tourists all looking for it nor the non-existent tourist
Maybe I will try it again when there is no cruise
ship in port, but they are definitely on their yellow card!