Finally in Norway
22nd July 2018
Where are we? Alvund, Norway
I feel like I keep saying that we need to get out and find nature and then we keep getting drawn back to the cities. So as much fun as we had walking around Trondheim it is definitely time to get out and see some of the wilderness that surrounds us. It doesn’t take long to get out of the city and into some fairly impressive scenery and given that we are in a part of the country that doesn’t really feature in the guide books it makes me think that the highlights of the country are going to be pretty spectacular. It seems that most of the towns are shut for the day so our drive is quite uneventful although we do get to experience a first crossing of a fjord on a ferry. At £35 for a 15 minute crossing it wasn’t cheap but when we saw a sign advertising cakes for sale in the cafeteria on board a race quickly developed between Jessica and Allegra to see who could get down there first. But we were lied to be advertising, is that allowed? There were no cakes to be seen and we were all getting hungry as it was about lunch time so we just needed to crack on and get to our campsite. We got here and it was exactly what we needed. We are parked about 10 metres from the Alvundfjord and there are mountains to the side and to the rear and peace and quiet all around. We have barely moved all day, we had our usual picnic lunch and did some van repairs and some washing and have just taken it easy. I feel like being in a spot like this means we have finally arrived in Norway. A bit of cake would have been nice though.
What have we learned? It’s really annoying if there is only one sink for washing in a campsite. Also, Norway is awesome.