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  • Day405

    Bruravika layby, Hardangerfjord

    August 5, 2017 in Norway

    It was another short hop to today's stopover at a layby overlooking Hardangerfjord. The fjord itself is the site of part of the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon taking place that day, although the huge size of the fjord meant we weren't close to it. The race lasts all day and starts with competitors jumping out of a ferry loading bay and swimming through the cold water to the town of Eidfjord. They then cycle 180km through the mountains, reaching 1200m above sea level. Starting at 190m above sea level, the last leg involves running over 42km, ending up at the top of 'the local mountain' at 1880m above sea level. Sitting in our comfy seats, munching on biscuits topped with cream and wild rasberries we'd picked outside the van, we couldn't even imagine the level of fitness required to complete this feat of endurance!Read more

  • Day406

    Vikøy, Hardangerfjord

    August 6, 2017 in Norway

    Today's journey followed the side of the fjord and took us past a number of apple orchards. As those who follow this blog will know, the weather has been particularly wet in this region and the apples seem to be thriving on it!

    We actually drove past the rest area at Vikøy but decided to go back to it. We parked looking out over a shallow sandy bay with a private pontoon for leisure boats to moor at. There were covered and open air picnic tables and BBQ grills that seemed well used by locals. Behind us rose a tree covered mountain, down which fell a waterfall that looked like a white ribbon of silk rippling over the rocks.

    Much of the time we spent there was rainy but Poppy enjoyed getting out for short stretches and wetting her paws in the gentle waves. We stayed 2 nights and on the first morning the skies held back and we were able to take the canoe for a short trip up the coastline that was dotted with dwellings, possibly holiday homes, sitting in their own spacious plots of land, several with boat houses, a pontoon or some means of making it easier to get in and out of the fjord. Sitting in the canoe, looking around us, the sight was magnificent. The valley was huge, its slopes on a shallow gradient as they left the waterline but curving quickly up to snow capped mountains behind the habitable land. It was when looking at one of these that we spotted a glacier high up in the distance. It was too far away to see details or the beautiful blue ice we knew to be there, but its white mass was unmistakable. Looking at it later on the map we discovered it was the Folgefonna glacier.

    We paddled around a couple of uninhabited islands that looked as if they'd been conserved for wildlife. A few black and white Oyster Catchers with their long orange beaks perched on outlying rocks while Herring Gulls squawked a warning to stay away from their brown speckled chick that kept its head low, blending into the stony surface. Skirting round the far island, we even saw a herd of 5 goats stationed there, keeping the foliage under control.

    Back in our little bay, Will dropped Vicky off before paddling out to fish. She wandered around the shore and took a closer peak at some sturdy old boat houses, built from weathered wooden boards with rooves made of very large slate tiles; a feature we've seen a lot of in this region. Will stayed out for another hour, in which it inevitably began to rain. However, he ended up catching 7 fish! 4 Mackerel, 1 Pollack and the biggest fish he's ever caught, a beautiful Cod measuring 56cm. The 7th fish we needed Vicky's Dad's help in identifying, but we think it was a Grey Gurnard. We ate a couple of the Mackerel that evening and froze the rest which we reckoned would give us meals for 6 more days!
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  • Day18


    July 10 in Norway

    Vom Wetter her könnte man meinen, wir sind irgendwo im Süden. Die Sonne brennt, das Wasser ist angenehm warm. Wir faulenzen, gehen baden und braten auf der Sonnenterrasse.

    Morgen früh geht's dann weiter Richtung Südwesten. Wir wollen gerne über die Fjorde nach Süden, nicht über die Landesinnere.

  • Day7


    July 28 in Norway

    Esimene kosk kust saame alt läbi minna ja ennast kergelt jahutada.

    See kosk tekkis 1699. aastal, kui lumi või varing sulges vana jõesängi ja vesi oli sunnitud üle kivise kalju voolama. Hiljem müüs talunik selle maa maha hotelliomanikele, kes hakkasid siia turiste tooma.

    Kadri valmistub talveks ja ostis uue tutimütsi.Read more

  • Day17

    2 Tage Pause

    July 9 in Norway

    Wir wollen bei Petra und Thorsten ein wenig Rast einlegen. Der Bootsverleih wird von der deutschen Familie betrieben, sie haben ein paar Stellplätze und Motorboote, die man mieten kann. Ganz arg nette Leute, können wir wärmstens empfehlen!

  • Day19

    Wir verabschieden uns von den netten Nachbarn und der Platzbetreiberin. Sie ist so lieb und erlaubt uns, einen Stapel Prospekte für Solidaria e. V. auszulegen.

    ❤️ Herzlichen Dank dafür, dass wir so weit im Norden Präsenz zeigen dürfen!

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  • Day12

    Dzień 8

    July 21, 2016 in Norway

    Po nocy spędzone w Kinsarviku wyruszyliśmy dalej przez Bu, Edifjord i Øvre do Hjolmo. Po drodze odwiedziliśmy wodospady Voringsfossen, podobno najsłyniejsze w Norwegii. A wieczorem dotarliśmy na drugą stronę Hardangerfjordu, gdzie znaleźliśmy najładniejszy kemping jak do tej pory - z piękną przystanią i drewnianym pomostem. Miło było obejrzeć stamtąd zachód słońca :)Read more

  • Day8


    May 14, 2016 in Norway

    Unserem eigentlichen Plan folgend, haben wir uns einen Wasserfall in der "Nähe" ausgeguckt, den es heute zu besichtigen gilt. Wir fahren also eine Stunde lang vorbei an Wasserfällen und Fjorden und merken am Ende, dass sich der Weg gar nicht lohnt. Wir müssen unsere Strategie ändern. Von nun an heißt unser Motto: DER WEG IST DAS ZIEL

    Zunächst einmal führt uns unser Weg jedoch zum geschlossenen Supermarkt. Wir haben die Ladenschlusszeit verpasst und die nächsten Tage sind Feiertage...
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