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... leaves them in the Norwegian countryside, which might not be a topic I'll be wanting to dwell on when I'm on my tent on my own tomorrow night. The sun came out for a little while in the afternoon, so I took the opportunity to head down to the supermarket to get some supplies for my coastal voyage tonight (a sandwich with three types of fish!). I'm on the Hurtigruten, which is a fleet of ships serving everything from city ports to ...
... most of the evening interacting with only the host's pets or the washing up - then you experience a lack of connection. Not alone, but lonely. I also had a lovely chat with an American called David about the most shocking/gory/satisfying deaths on Game of Thrones (OMG smashed watermelons!), so my cup of social interaction overfloweth this evening. So all in all a day of reflections and connections - the familiar, the other, the human, the natural ...and perhaps in one or more of those, the ...
... folk traditions of the area. I learnt that long-tailed ducks sing like humans, Hardanger fiddles have under-strings, and wedding songs in the north are always sad because the cold makes them more realistic. I came down off the mountain and found something that claimed to be a typical Norwegian takeaway. It had newspaper articles posted in the window about how it was performing this great community service by serving healthy traditional ...
When we woke up this morning there was quite a bit of movement on the road behind us, there was even an RV parked next to the bike. We slowly packed up in the morning sun, there was now almost no cloud, and head off towards Bergen, which Google Maps warned contained a tollway but there is no other way to Bergen from here. It was quite amazing riding over the mountains with glaciers on either side, but it wasn't cold. We passed a large man made lake, stopping to take some photos, ...
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Puting that aside, I started north again. I was looking for a bit of maritime experience and I got a bit of that. I also got a lot of climbing, scary fast downhills on narrow roads, fairy tale scenery and more climbing. I got seriously lost once, by missing a turn sign.(Cycling routes are nicely posted, thank you) It took me about 12 backbreaking and gorgeous km out of my way. Fortunately there was an alternate way back. I ended up at Vågenes When my ...