Kronen Gaard Hotel
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Our final stop in Norway was to be in Stavanger (sta-vaahn-ger), and our expectations were tempered given its title as the "oil gateway for Norway" and the belief that nothing could approach our experience from the day prior in Flam. We were wrong on both counts. Stavanger is fairly large, as Norway goes, with 125,000 people. Most of the oil industry is headquartered here. We'd expected to see it as large transit point for oil, but that was not the ...
... push for Lyngdal, where we knew there was a nice campground to have a rest day. Throughout the trip, I've been following a couple of blogs from cyclists who have previously completed the North Sea cycle route. This always gives us some indication of the terrain to expect ahead and any nice campgrounds they may have stayed at. It's so interesting though, each cyclist's perception of a hard cycling day is determined by so many things-the weather, how many kms you've been covering over ...
... wander around, and eventually had a nice lunch out opposite the docks where there were a couple of very big cruise liners berthed. Afterwards we high-tailed it out of there and headed down to Riskafjorden, only 20 or so km from Stavanger, where we met up with Greta who is Ranghild's sister-in-law, and had a lovely dinner with her, and since it's now 23.30, it's time to call it quits again, since it's starting to get dark.... Also went through some amazing ...
... suddenly with no maps. Being true adventurers we decided that we didn't need maps anyhow and used the "as long as the sea is on our right hand side, we'll be fine" policy which worked out amazingly well. We stopped for our first lunch at midday admiring the views of the sea. Just to give an insight into our rigorous diet plan, my meal of choice is honey, peanut butter and banana ...
... was only one in town and that was booked out.
With the extreme cost of everything in Norway, especially accommodation, I had mentally made the decision in my head that I would just sleep at the bus station and figure out what to do tomorrow. Just in case someone could help me however I put a post on the 'Stavanger Emergency Couch Request' page in the hope that a host may just be able to help me if not for tonight then the next night.