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Årdal

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  • Day51

    Day 28: rest (for the legs) day

    July 4, 2016 in Norway

    I spent yet another day in awe of amazing Norway and most of all amazing Norwegians.
    It was supposed to be my rest day, so no hiking, except the 75 minutes to the bus stop in the morning. Here are some of the acts of kindness I experienced: got a ride from a local not just to the bus stop but to my destination to pick up my next resupply at the post office, a local got me a hotel room where he knows the owner with 8am check-in and a prompt free breakfast upon arrival, got a ride from the post office to the hotel which was in another town.

    I'm in Ardalstangen, at a small part of Sognefjord, with beautiful views and a supermarket that had fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream waiting just for me ;-)

    In the afternoon, I took a beautiful 3 hour kayak tour with Torunn (picture 3). I know it's not exactly resting, but after all my legs needed the rest, not my arms, right!? It was an amazing time on the water, so good that even though the water is only 7°C, I swam the last 100 meters back (in a drysuit).

    Lesson of the day: life is beautiful.
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  • Day50

    After a good breakfast, I left to hike down the 1300 meters I had climbed yesterday. In mostly sunshine, I made my way down the serpentine trail, across the snow fields (now covered with inches of fresh powder) and towards the valley I had camped at on day 25. Once there, I headed towards Vetti Gard, my destination for the day.

    On the way, I briefly stopped in a lovely cabin to eat my packed lunch (picture 2). It was such a nice place, I almost considered staying ;) But I had a few more hours of trail to hit...

    It was a long ways to Vetti Gard though with a long-stretched assent and then a steep descent into a narrow valley, and the weather kept changing from hot and sunny to dark clouds and rain. At one point, I just threw my pack on the moss and didn't want to walk another step (picture 4 ;) ). But just 1.5 hours later, I had made it and seen the impressive Vettifossen waterfall on the way. I'm camping surrounded by high cliffs and waterfalls coming down, singing me a steady roaring lullaby in the background. It's very scenic and I'm glad I made it all the way. Tomorrow is rest day at Årdalsfjorden, my legs and knees will thank me!
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  • Day23

    3°C

    October 2, 2017 in Norway

    Heute ging es für uns weiter Richtung Süden, doch weit gekommen sind wir nicht. Aber abenteuerlich war es trotzdem. Die Straßen!!! OMG! Ich würde hier nicht fahren. Zum Glück macht Daniel das fahren noch Spaß... während der Fahrt wurde es auf der Passstrasse ganz schön ruppig und dann kam auch der Regen wieder. Das hatte aber auch wieder was mystisches... nachdem wir durch den Lærdaltunnel (24,51 km) durch waren suchten wir uns einen Platz zum schlafen. Angekommen im finsteren machten wir die Lichter vom Auto aus und wurden erschlagen von den Bergen um uns herum. Bin gespannt wie es morgen früh im hellen ist.Read more

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