Fred's Logbook


Date / Time: 2011-07-01 20:52:42Voyage from: to North CapeETA:
Fred's foster-parent:

Fred's vessel:
Vesselname:Hanse Explorer
Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
IMO No.:9346110
Vesseltype:Expedition Yacht

I am so excited because after cruising the last two days the Norwegian Fjords we finally reached the famous North Cape.

I have never been so far north, we are actually at 71 10N and 025 47E.

First we dropped anchor in Skarsvag, this is the closest anchorage for visiting the North Cape. Skarsvag is the northern most fishing village of Norway and only a few people are living here.

The fishermen dry their fish in front of their houses for winter and in the small marina a lot of fishing boats are tied up. Nearby the landing place for zodiacs (our rubber boats) the car is waiting for us which will bring us to the North Cape.

Only 20 minutes to drive and I am at the northern most point of Europe. Nothing can be compared to stand on the North Cape and I am there, right now, wohoooooo!

The weather is a bit misty as usual here and a light cold breeze is blowing from the sea. But it does not matter, there is so much to see. There stands the iron monument "the globe" which symbolizes the "end of the world" and not too far away from it a herd of wild reindeer are feeding. Ohhhh, of course I had to get pictures of everything. The North Cape is on top of a plateau from where steep cliffs falling over 300m down to the sea.

Just now and only for a very short moment the sky opened and offered an incredible overview in all directions. After all the picture stops I visited the visitor center nearby and found the famous Trolls.

This was our last stop over here in Norway, now new adventures are calling - we are going to Svalbard!