Travel Blogs from Vinje Municipality
... think it was mighty cold up
here but the coldest it dropped to was about 16 Celsius which just seems
impossible to imagine in this environment.
Every few miles along this road as per usual in Norway there are small
groups of houses. Many of these are simply only lived in during the summer
months but as one of the bikers was telling me last night some people live all
year round in them and simply stock up and do not leave for the whole winter.
... for dinner, so after a long night, including G&T, some white wine, cognac (the Norwegians love their cognac) and a few other niceties, we called it quits at the best part of pumpkin-time.....and now I need to do this, while Treas is already cutting the fire-wood for tomorrow.....
... frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">Apart from giving us the use of his apartment on the river, Per had loaned us his Mazda MX5 for the last couple of days, and we'd left the van at Per's and had used the MX5, so we then headed off to spend the day with Bente-Ida and Vigdis. We drove to B-I's and left the MX5 there and went with B-I to meet Vigdis at Larvik, home of the famous Farris spring water, and also was home to Thor ...
... to the supermarket.........bloody hell! Food is so expensive here! We saw some fresh tuna steaks that were $100/kg! Whilst salmon was a snip at only $35.... but fresh local strawberries were a bargain at about $20 / punnet..
... well, not that much anyway.........Ok, Ok......truth be known, I thought we were a gonner and I was packing it.... What a relief! So, hoping like hell that there were no more surprises we trickled along like Miss Daisy, and the only other issue was where some poor soul coming the other way thought it was prudent to reverse 10metres to let us past....and I had to agree..... Made it home with no further dramas, and set-up camp again at Hakkon's and we will see ...