Arendal Maritime Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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Another nice day in Arendal with David setting off at 9.30 to play 18 holes of golf with Peders Dad. We've been so lucky with the weather here and today it continued.
I left at around 10.30 and cycled the 7km into town and met with Peder and Vivi for more nice treats at the bakery, along with their friend Annita and her cute little girl.
A bit of clothes ...
... back at Peder & Vivi's, in their lovely home.
We didn't see them both until 6.30, with Vivi training ******* her bike after work and Peder finishing up with stuff at the bakery. Always lots to do to keep it all running smoothly. The Company has around 70 employees with other small outlets around the town so there is never a dull moment.
Vivi cooked a great salmon pasta dinner; big thick chunks of Norwegian salmon. Yum.
Then she ...
... of what we could do. I think Peder is a bit overwhelmed by it, not being so much of a gardener. We were saying how good it would be to stay and landscape it for them.
In the afternoon we drove into Arendal and enjoyed wandering around the town. Such beautiful scenery and buildings, including the old town hall - all wood and built in the early 1800's - the oldest wooden building in town. We ...
... again in our little hire car and killed ourselves laughing as David initially got into the wrong side of the car (all this swapping around! Lol). He was looking for the ignition and didn't realise for a minute that he was minus a steering wheel! Well as he said, it WAS very dark in the underground car park and he was just focused on the darn key! Haha. (Had to be careful how I worded this....it wasn't meant to be blog material but ...
... provided the most hooks and lined the corridors of the hut with drying underwear. Fortunately, we weren't expecting visitors.
The 90 minute drive south to Risør was very pretty; past lakes and forest, over high bridges looking down onto sparkling blue fjords. At one point we passed a car pulled over by the side of the road. A mother was holding her three year old up to pee. The poor child must have been holding it in for ...