My g-grandparents, Sjur and Ingeborg Markuson, were both born along the Sognefjord in Norway. Though they were born only about eighteen miles apart, they didn't meet and marry until they were in Goodhue County, Minnesota years later. The Sognefjord is the second largest fjord in the world. It is about 200 kilometers (125 miles) long, reaches a depth of about 1300 meters below sea level. Its average width is about three miles. Cliffs along the fjord may rise to heights of around 1000 feet. My g-grandfather lived on a farm that was about 500 feet above the fjord and my g-grandmother lived on a smaller fjord that jutted off the Sognefjord. The picture shows a painting of the Sognefjord and the boats that were used to cross from one side of the fjord to the other.