"Kjerringjoy" Bodø Travelogue by Sesded
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Kjerringjoy provides a view of a traditional Norwegian homestead. This homestead was owned by one man who made his fortune by trading in fish, furs, and other commodities. The drive from Bodo to Kjerringjoy is as enjoyable as the visit to the homestead itself. Take note of the ferry schedule at Mistenfjord as the last ferry is simply that....the LAST ferry! While waiting for the ferry, we were fortunate enough to be waiting in the ferry line and saw two whales about 100 meters from shore breach the surface! The beauty and serenity of the wait were enhanced by the beauty and majesty of these magnificent creatures in their natural surrounding.
On the way to Kjerringjoy, you'll see this lake. The area surrouding the lake is used as a water supply by the town and should be enjoyed without spoiling. In the summer, the ground is very wet and a good shoe with non-slip soles (or hiking bott) is best.
This home was situated along an isolated stretch of road between Kjerringjoy and Mistenfjord. Like all of the Norwegian homes I have seen, the homeowner has spent much effort and pride in maintaining this home in such a beautiful setting. It should be noted that during July 2004, this home was also for sale!
While on the ferry, don't miss the opportunity to go to the upper dech and see the fjord from the ferry. You may note that the ferry landing is to the left of the center of this picture. About ten minutes long, the ferry ride provides the only means by car from Bodo to Kjerringjoy and gives beautiful views of the surrounding area.
My colleague posed for this shot enjoying the view from the upper deck of the ferry.
Along with a gift shop and artist gallery, Kjerringjoy also has a small chapel.
Along with original art, the artist in residence at Kjerringjoy is a master carpenter at building authentic Norwegian boats. This view of his handiwork is a sample of one of his creations.
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