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  • Day416

    Mysen Stellplass

    August 16, 2017 in Norway

    For our last two nights in Norway we returned to Mysen Stellplass, whose services we'd used previously. But not before Will had caught 4 lovely looking Mackerel! The town of Mysen had a car park, a section of which was marked out for campervans. There was a grass border all around and cut grass areas where Poppy could walk to the side of and behind the corner plot where we parked. It also provided free electric hookup!

    It was our 8th wedding anniversary so we celebrated with a meal of Mackerel, followed by a slice of Neopolitan cake (a creamy pastry), chocolates and a movie on the laptop. We washed it all down with some bubbly we'd brought with us from Slovenia. 2 months ago we came over the Norwegian border carrying more alcohol than was strictly allowed- we haven't bought any here, other than a couple of glasses of beer at the Bergen pub, so we'll definitely be leaving the country considerably lighter!

    The following day the weather was continuing to be kind to us so we took a walk along a nearby track that wound back and forth, following the extremely wiggly course of the small Mysenelva river. As soon as we set foot on the path we felt smiles form on our faces. It had a wonderfully homely feel, the sun filtered through the trees onto the muddy brown water, glinting off green lillypads when it found them on the far side. A Nuthatch hopped up and down the lower parts of tree trunks searching for a tasty grub. Further on, near the edges of the fuzzy, windblown barley field, butterflies flitted between purple flower heads, settling for a moment and sunning their wings while they delved their proboscis into the pointed petals, before alighting in search of their next hit of nectar. It was a great walk!

    Later, Will went for a wander in the town centre, he was relieved Vicky wasn't with him when he stumbled upon a wool shop! He did however buy her a treat of a cream cake and a marzipan and jam sponge from an independent bakery- something we haven't seen much of up here! Sorry, we'd demolished them before we thought about taking a photo!
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  • Day413

    E18 Restplace between Slitu and Mysen

    August 13, 2017 in Norway

    Upon leaving Oslo that afternoon, we headed towards Norway's border with Sweden. It took us some time to find an overnight spot but the E18 restplace between Slitu and Mysen had plenty of room for us alongside the dozen or so lorries spending the night there. It was relatively quiet, with a large cut grass area for Poppy to explore and picnic tables and benches were provided. Just the job!

  • Day414


    August 14, 2017 in Norway

    We only had a few more days in Norway so Will had found a spot by a fjord on Park4Night. Unfortunately the sat nav once again led us down a single track road that soon turned into a gravel track, where the small trees scraped along the sides of the van. At least this one turned out to be a through road and took us to a parking area alongside a fishing pier and in view of a campsite just up the hill. Usually we wouldn't stay so close to a campsite because many do what they can to stop fly camping nearby. However Norway has such a strong fly camping culture that campsites here tend to cater more for caravans, providing above and beyond basic water and waste facilities, with wooden cabins and terraces for each pitch. It seems to be accepted that a holiday in a van on the road is different to one spent on a site and so we didn't think they would mind.

    As soon as we pulled up, Will took out his fishing gear and found a spot on the pier, alongside four or five other fishers. After a while Vicky came and out and knitted on a bench while Poppy lay on her rug.

    For the entire time we were there, the pier was never empty during daylight hours. Evening came and more fishers arrived, mostly men over 30, some with kids in tow who either joined their Dads, Uncles or Grandads on the front or played in the specially designed wooden board area on the shore. Even before the sun rose the following morning, the pier was once again being put to use. There was a mix of ethnicities, but everyone was engaged in the same activity and later on when families accompanied the fishers, the children played side by side. There was one particular group that caught our eye, 4 girls aged between 7 and 12, dressed up in pretty party dresses and cardigans were using a fishing line and a pink net in the special children's fishing area. A rectangle in the wooden boards had been cut away and surrounded by a waist height wall. The girls were able to drop their line into the sea beneath, under the encouraging eye of a man who we assume was their Grandad. They spent hours focussed, engaged and having fun. It was a joy to watch.
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  • Day53

    Mich fragt ja keiner...

    September 2, 2017 in Norway

    ...wie es mir geht.
    Ja, mich - Hymi! Ich habe alles klaglos mitgemacht bis auf meine kleine Unpässlichkeit am Hinterbein. Ich bin in Norwegen fast 6000km gefahren über meist perfekte neu geteerte Strassen und selten über "Schlaglochpisten". Unbefestigte Strassen gibt es kaum noch. Manchmal war es etwas eng, und ich musste mich am Gegenverkehr mit eingeklapptem Seitenspiegel vorbeikuscheln. Ich habe unzählbare Tunnel durchquert, die überwiegend modern und gut beleuchtet waren, manche aber auch zum Fürchten dunkel gänzlich ohne Licht. Gut, dass ich so gute Leuchten habe 😳. Ab und zu hatte ich es auch sehr bequem und wurde übers Wasser geschippert mit einer dieser vielen Fähren ⛴. Wieviele es waren? Sicher über 20, wenn nicht noch mehr. Ich habe viele 1000ende Höhenmeter absolviert rauf und runter. In den Ortschaften gibt es so lustige Buckel, die die Fahrt bremsen sollen, die sind allerdings unterschiedlich hoch. Manche ganz seicht, bei anderen hoben schon mal die Teller im Schrank ab. Das Fahren ist hier sehr entspannt, niemand drängelt von hinten oder überholt wie wild. Platz zum Parken habe ich auch überall gefunden trotz meiner 7m Länge.
    Hier gibt es im Sommer so viele andere "Hymis" - die kennen das hier in Norwegen. Lustig sind manchmal die Anderen mit den Leihmobilen, das sind manchmal echte Campinglaien insbesondere beim Ver- und Entsorgen und Aufstellen am Platz 🙄. Ach ja , Ver- und Entsorgungsstationen (danke an Esso!) gibt es hier ganz viele, Norwegen ist eben ein Campingland.
    Über 16 mal, habe ich nachts in der freien Natur gestanden, die übrigen Male auf Camping- oder Stellplätzen. Meinen Strom habe ich beim Fahren immer selber produziert und gekühlt und geheizt habe ich mit Gas. So war es drinnen immer schön kuschelig warm auch bei unter 10 Grad Außentemperatur nachts, und das teure aber leckere norwegische Bier schön kalt 😜.
    Und der Dank?
    Einmal durfte ich duschen💦 während der ganzen Zeit und jetzt bin ich saudreckig aussen. Okay, zwischendurch hat es auch mal geregnet. Aber vielleicht lesen ja 🐝und 🤠diese Zeilen und gönnen mir in Schweden 🇸🇪 mal eine Waschanlage so mit Schaumbad und allem drum und dran 😉.
    Euer Hymi 🚐
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Østfold fylke, Ostfold fylke, Østfold

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