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Stay in this cute, haunted hotel for the history. Comfortable rooms. Great service. Food is expensive but there are other food options very close by, including a grocery.
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Boarded the 'Express boat' at 8am for our trip up the Sognefjord to Flam.
It was a lovely trip, passing through some narrow channels and past many islands along the coast out from Bergen.
Then entered the Sognefjord, which is quite wide at the mouth. This fjord is the longest and deepest fjord in the world, stretching 204kms …
NOTE: If you haven't yet read it, the blog post 'Camping Next to a Roaring River', dated July 28, was published at the same time as this entry. Click 'previous entry' at the bottom twice to get to it. Since the kayaking tour wasn't until midday, we had some time this morning so I took the opportunity to finally cook up some of the porridge that Jess had donated to my food bag back in Spain. After breakfast and a cup of tea each, we left the tent up with our sleeping ...
... with anybody! Case in point was yesterday, as I departed the Stavanger bus station.
While waiting in line to board the bus, a local was telling the Spanish couple in front of me in English that the bus next to ours was actually faster and cheaper. The Spanish couple had no idea what he was telling them, and they turned around and asked me what he was telling them, in Spanish, of course. Luckily for them, I could actually understand and ...
... they had
to swerve to avoid me on some of the rather blind bends. However it was not a
car that just about took my life but some clown on a motorcycle who was
obviously out for a speed jolly who came tearing around a corner and was going
so fast he had to take up the whole road to take the curve. He got the fright of
his life when he suddenly realised he was heading for a head on collision with
me and had to take instant action!!! What a clown is all ...
... rain started and then it became more steady so Rick and I retreated while the balance of the group marshaled on. I think we missed out on a cultural encounter but we were brought up to speed over cocktail hour. Flam is more a tourist destination than anything else but there is a community here that thrives on many agricultural pursuits. The main attraction is the Flam train ride that many say ...