I kayaked up the coast from Bergen some years back , and its not much like Scotland at all from memory . I can't remember any beaches at all untill we reached the top end of (i hope the names are correct )Maloy Island .
I can imagine it being a lot more rewarding In a rib as you cover ground so much faster , In a kayak there were so many long stretches of fairly uninteresting rock coastline that it often became a bit of a chore , and places to land and camp were often hard to find , and we couldn't get hold of a decent map. Those fast ferries coming at you are pretty scary , especially in a kayak
Great friendly people second only to the welcome we recieved In ireland .
Would hate to think how much a pint is now , or the price of fuel , but maybe we have been catching up with price's . Hope you have better weather than we did .