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For a short while we stopped in Dalen (E134) to see the Telemark canal. Or the beginning/end of it. It is set in a quite but big valley. The harbour would be a wonderful place to stay for some time longer. But we had to move on.
As the day settled in we had to find something for the night. On the way to Lysebotn in the middle of nowhere along the road we set camp on a shore of a small lake (or top of a small dam).
Today we went to Vemork. We've seen a documentaire about the Heroes of Telemark, how they planned an blew up a piece of the factory, so the Germans couldn't make heavy water for over 6 months and how the blew up the ship Hydro. Also we've seen some of the old machines and the history of industrial ...
... the way we saw a little stavkyrkje named Eidsborg, we stopped and took some photos and we drove further to Rjukan and drove to Miland, just outside Rjukan, here we stay for 2 nights. Tomorrow we do some sightseeing around here. Today we drove ...
... We explored a couple of roads off of the main road, and were rewarded both times! The first took us to a quiet path with a view of the lake to enjoy the entire way. The second led to a summer cabin, not in use quite yet. We trekked up the hill with Thor, our solid new Subaru Outback, and found a lovely table and bench (made of local rocks) to enjoy our lunch in ...
... making for great scenery. We passed only one city, and the rest of the way was just forested mountainland.
We arrived at the SIlver MInes a few minutes before the mine train left. We saw the display center (English translations available) and learned a bit about the mining operations before we got on the train.
One note- mines are like caves in that they will be cold, even if it's not cold outside. I was chilly, but ok in my jeans and long-sleeve shirt, but ...