Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Beautiful morning in Kristiansand

When is it a good time to write a blog? What do you need for inspiration? Today, there was no such problem.

I decided to take my boat to work today as I am meeting a friend after work and we are going to take a little boat trip around Kristiansand. When I got to the boat house this morning, it was about 10 degrees celcius. A little cold, but no issue when you have the right clothing.

One thing I did not expect, was the mist and fog.

Going up the river it looked amazing as I approached the bridge to Kjevik airport.

Then I came to Hamresanden beach and the landing lights for Kjevik airport.

A little after the lights, I got closer to the fog.

But approaching the Varoddbrua bridge into town was different and it has to be said dangerous.

Visibility was at about 5 metres. The sun was trying to break through it, but the fog was just too thick in some areas.

Slowly approaching the bridge into the city, I drove very slowly and got some great pictures.

Past the old German bunker and lighthouse.

Coming through the mist and fog.

Looks like someone else had the same idea as me, so I was not alone...

Entering the harbour.

And finally parking at Fiskebrygga in the city.

It was a great experience and I have to say that I did not even feel the cold. In fact it warmed up quite quickly and in the end I needed to take off my jumper and jacket.

In conditions like this, you need to be smart as a boat owner. A GPS with tracking is a must in conditions like this. You can program your GPS to record previous trips and because I have gone into Kristiansand hundreds of times, I can simply follow these tracks.

Lights are important. Make sure they are working and ON.

Unfortunately I do not have a horn on the boat, but this is something I will buy. You can get those that do not need to be connected to electricity and can be used for a full season before replacing them.

If you live in Kristiansand and work in the city, I can recommend taking your boat into work one day. You cannot really start the day any better than that.

Adam Read
Visit Southern Norway

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