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... time we left the Tourist info office and decided to get some Norwegian kms under our belts with the help of some strong tail winds. We made it to Sarpsborg in excellent time-had a quick lunch in another beautiful location-in the gardens of Hafslund Manor, built in the 1600's. Eager to get some more decent kms achieved, we set off again. But alas, the route was poorly signposted and we spent the next hour and a half trying to find our way back on track-very ...
... in an adjacent store, after which the sun peeked out long enough for me to stop and dry my things out.
I got the ferry, then (tried to) follow the North Sea Cycle Route past Fredrikstad. I ended up doubling-back a bunch, losing the NSCR and generally wasting time trying to get past this city.
Eventually, I found a large park/wilderness area just north of Fredrikstad and camped next to a large pretty lake.
(Sorry, no pictures today -- blame the ...
Yes, some beautifully restored apothecaries, in one of which a young man demonstrated the lost art of pill rolling – using marzipan and, as he scraped the sticky goo off his fingers imparted the (unverified) gem that one of the earliest strikes in Norway was when employees who worked with sulphur demanded the right to be able to wash their hands and not have to ...
... ve spent out there, homework seems more of a break from hiking. :) Can you blame me? I'm in Norway. Why would I want to sit in the dorms all afternoon doing homework? (For all who may be concerned, my grades are just fine.)
Before our daily ping pong routine today, Griffin and I took to the lake again. It was really beautiful. With absolutely no wind, the water was smooth as glass. And of course, the setting sun made it ...
... border, and people often make trip there to take advantage of the lower prices. Taxes in Norway are obscene, Sweden is a bit better. So yes, whereas most people in the Red River Valley will travel to Fargo or Grand Forks to go shopping, we run over to another country. If you were wondering, crossing the border from Norway to Sweden and back was a breeze. If fact, we didn't even get stopped. It was like travel between two American states.