After 9 hours motoring into Sognefjord we arrived in the well populated town of Vik and went to sleep to the sound of a thundering waterfall. Although the pilot book suggests there was nowhere to moor – google earth told a different story. The small boat harbour has been extended with an outer pontoon as a wave break – not great for smaller boats because of wash from the ferries, but ideal for Velvet Lady and a lot of fenders.
Each town in Norway has at least one church and most have more. Old well preserved ones as well as modern new ones. Vik is famous for its old Stave church – originally built in 1130, and what a fantastic sight it is.
After a morning in Vik, looking around the church, visiting the supermarket and topping up the water tanks, it was a mere 2 hours across the water to Balestrand. The guest pontoons are really only suitable for a 35 foot boat so we anchored in the beautiful Esefjord.
Tomorrow it is a shore day. From here you can catch a ferry to Fjaerland Fjord and the glacier, take a fast RIB to Naeroyfjord and the waterfalls, hire a bike or hike one of the many local nature trails. This afternoon the crew visited the tourist information office to make their choices and bookings.