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... lot there, just one shop and a pub, bank, hotel etc. We headed to the neighbouring village called Flåm, where we got on the Flåmsbana train. The is a tourist attraction and also a public train. It travels for 20km and goes up inclines up to 55%. It took about 45 minutes and it's completed elevation is 863m from the start! It gives some great views of the mountains ...
... vehicle to pass as it wasn't wide enough to have 2 cars travelling in opposite directions.
In Borgund, a village we passed on the road, we came across Norway's oldest Stave church. The church was built in 1180 and still stands in original condition. It is built entirely from wood and is on stone foundations, which has saved the wood from rotting.
... we had plenty of time before we had to be at the kayaking place so we didn't get up too early. We'd decided the night before that we'd stay in the same camp site one more night so we didn't have to do any packing which was much less stressful. After some porridge for breakfast, we rode the short distance to Flam, which was on the other side of a tunnel. We parked the bike and met up with the tour people at the edge of the Nærøyfjord. The kayaking was ...
... the water. Being in a fjord, the water was like glass with barely a ripple, and we were extremely lucky with the weather so there was almost no wind. After a small amount of paddling we were all instructed to join up to make a raft, and the tour guide pointed out a farm in which the owner refused to accept any modern technology. While piped water and electricity were available, the owner continued to use wood stoves and so on, and when the owner eventually died the farm ...
... 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 ...