• Day38

    Fargens to Karlstad

    August 13, 2019 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Today we woke in Norway and will sleep in Sweden, saying goodbye to the Norwegian mountains, waterfalls, fjords, glaciers, houses with grassed roofs, and to the trolls of Norway.
    We made a stop at Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics. We watched fit, mostly young Norwegians making their decent down the jump and at very fast speeds. There was the option to take a chair lift to the top of the jump, but the weather wasn't being totally kind to us, mist and drizzle making the view impaired and the lift seats damp. We decided to stay dry and instead watched those taking the jump challenge. Mawson the penguin, found an old snow sledge and decided to attempt the jump, all became too difficult so he found a chair on which to sit and contemplate life.!
    As we headed toward Sweden there was a noticible change to the scenery. Still the typical forest areas but now more cleared land with crops and some cattle.
    We drove along side Scandinavia's longest river the Glomma, which travels some 600 kms toward the North Sea which it reaches near Gothenburg.
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    Josephine Ryan

    The huge barns indicate what it's like in winter. So beautiful. Love Mawson's chair.

    Trip One

    That’s not a selfie!