Quality Hotel Strand Gjovik
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Just outside of town we headed to the official 94 Winter Olympic bobsled track. Might sound a little stupid to do in summer but they converted a sled to have wheels to go round the concrete track. Clever aye. Well the challenge was on who could be the fastest team down the track. It was absolutely awesome. Pretty much like a rollercoaster without the flips but still the corners you could feel strong ...
... anywhere. I’m not going to try to explain the debacle of umming and aahhhring and botch job attempts to get us going again. The challenge of getting parts to Norway within a month is so freaking ridiculously **********’t know whether to laugh or cry - well actually that’s just a figure of speech - I know I want to cry. And thats when it was decided what to get. Geir and Stine have been so wonderfully kind and understanding of our need for ...
... rock had a funny lichen growing on it that left us bright yellow wherever it touched us, from sitting on it we had comically yellow bottoms. After swimming we spent a while climbing, scrambling, jumping, crawling and sliding over the cliffs downstream to where we stopped and spent a few hours carving sticks and making a water turbine. We could have spent hours more down by the river but very hungry tummies were calling so we scrambled up the slopes again ...
... camp that seemed to spit on you. A few moments later I woke up properly and realised I was not dreaming and it was now raining much heavier on us. We pulled ourselves deeper into the bivvi bag but then if our heads are in the bag it fogs up inside from our breath and then is wet inside and outside the bag. It was all too much at this moment and I burst into hysterical crying.
At four AM it was fully light and the rain had stopped. Felix got up and ...
... used our new mozzie net across the door, held in place with two foam pool noodles which worked a treat. We slept in the same narrow bed, rolling over in synchrony throughout the night. I was very glad it doesn't get dark at night around here this time of year, every time I woke up thinking I’d heard something I was very happy I could look around and see clearly.
This morning we washed in the lake and had breakfast in the sun before heading to the mechanic. ...