Fjord is not a Ford

Waiting for a ferry to cross the fjord

Geologically, a fjord (/ˈfjɔərd/) is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion. The word comes to English from Norwegian, but related words are used in several Nordic languages.

There are many fjords on the coasts of Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Alaska and British Columbia.

Fjords are not to be mistaken with fords, which are normal parts of the roads in New Zealand and a completely different type of water way and sometimes mistaken with a car brand.

Crossing fords is easy, while crossing fjords may be a slightly different adventure all together.

Ours is clearly placed in Norway where the Crew explored quite some fjords today in their big hike up to Alta.

Fjords are impressive (and that is an understatement).

They are the tell tale signs of continents tore apart ages long gone.

They show the pure power and beauty of Mother Earth in her full force.

They remind us of the age of Frodo.

They tell us that we are just another pebble in the big play of things.

And sometimes a ferry is an easy way to avoid hours of driving across the fjord to just make it to the other side, which feels like it is a stone cast away

When waiting for one of the many ferries on our road today some of the Crew could not resist to take some selfies …

Selfies

Have you ever visited a fjord ?

Ifso, let us know below what you thought of fjords ?

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