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Sunday 31 July 2011 I decided to be a tourist in my own “backyard”. I got up early and caught the ferry from Lauvik to Lysebotn at 9 AM to enjoy the magnificent scenery of Lysebotn.

On my way to Lysebotn; waiting for the ferry at Lauvik

On my way to Lysebotn; waiting for the ferry at Lauvik

The trip towards Lysebotn was especially exiting this day since there had been reports of a massive land slide the previous morning. Although I bet it was scary, I would have loved to have been there when the rocks came rumbling down the side of the mountain creating a small tsunami at Lysebotn.

A picture of the area where the massive land slide took place on the morning of 30 July.

A picture of the area where the massive land slide took place on the morning of 30 July.

Debris from the landslide was visible in many areas on the fjord.

Debris from the landslide floating in the fjord

Debris from the landslide floating in the fjord

From Lysebotn I drove the 21 hairpin bends to the top. The road winds its way up the mountainside from Lysebotn, and continues over the high mountains to Stavanger via Sirdal. The road was built early in the 1980’s and it is a fantastic ride on a motorcycle on a beautiful day like this.

A session of mountain hiking was also included in the trip – a 3 hour hike to the Kjerag plateau where I was rewarded with this splendid view from 1 km above sea level.

The magnificent view of the Lysefjord from the top of Kjerag

The magnificent view of the Lysefjord from the top of Kjerag

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