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... of the trip. On the 1st, Jess flies to the UK for two weeks, and so she started researching her flight home options. I need to visit Jess in the UK to give her the motorcycle helmet just as she leaves for Australia, so I was trying to figure out if I use the Channel Tunnel, or catch a ferry, and how long I myself visit the UK. The channel tunnel, which is a train that carries vehicles, is 32 Euro for a motorcycle on a "day trip" ticket. This works out to 16 Euro each ...
The Port Phillip Bay is 30 m deep. The fjord we are in is 1300m deep. I just cannot fathom the depth that is underneath us. We have towering mountains on either side of the boat and it's almost like you can reach out and touch the sides. Flam is a small village, only 2 meters in altitude. It is found an a side arm of Norways longest fjord which is 200km long. That's like driving a big boat from Melbourne City up the Calder to Bendigo, then plus some. This ...
... the journey. The bus driver made an effort to provide commentary to us, which was nice since he didn't need to do it. One factoid I remember him telling us, between nodding off to dreamland, is farmers tend to paint their houses red because it's the cheapest paint (white is the most expensive). Ferry to flam: this was the most noteworthy leg so far, and one which I was fully awake for. Throughout the ferry ride, swarms of ...
... parked up ahead. People are out their cars and wandering
around. What the hell is going on I wonder?? I do a u-turn and headed up a
rather steep dirt road and following a sign which read "Cabins to rent". After
abut 2 miles up this steep and twisty road I see this house with cabins. A few
knocks at the door and a wonder around the area and not a single person is to be
found and so its back down this steep and slippery dirt road.
I join the queue of traffic ...
... in Europe. There are 13 hairpin turns on the way; thank god it is now one way. The worrying part was that it used to be the main road. At the end of the trip Bern thanked the driver profusely for getting us to the boat alive. He was appreciative if a little confused over what he has done that was special.
The boat trip then took us up the two arms of the Sognefjord, which is the longest open ice free fjord in the world and is the ...