We finally arrived last night from our latest trip to Norway. What a great trip. We got to spend most of the time with the family, and see now places. We stayed near the Atlantic Ocean, and for the first time I was really able to see how the tide comes in and out.
One of the most exciting things about the trip was the drive home. Matt and the family wanted to see Geiranger because we were up in that area. We’d been there, and decided to split from them when we were waiting for the ferry on RV63. We left them and I was happily driving along the road heading for Andalsnes. Now I had done a lot of research on the area and knew a bit (I thought) about the roads. So we are driving along and come upon a rest stop called Trollstigen. It still didn’t ring a bell until Jane said what’s the Troll’s ladder? Oh no, well, maybe it’s around here somewhere as I’d seen pictures of this road. We stopped, took a break and then decided to drive on. All of a sudden the road said 8% grade. We were headed down the road. I can only say that it was the thrill of the trip, but not one I had planned. Here is a link to one of the descriptions of the road. You know you’re in trouble when there is a VW minibus backing up to let a regular bus go by.
We’ve finally gotten most of the little things taken care of for our trip this summer. We’ll be going to Norway again to see the grandkids. The nice part of this trip is that the kids will be going with us. It’s going to be a lot of fun. We are going to leave their house and travel up to the Atlantic Road. It’s an 8 kilometer road that goes over several islands and crosses the Atlantic Ocean. From the pictures I’ve seen so far it’s quite breathtaking.
We have other place to see too. We’ll stop in Dombas first, and get to see a bit of the area there. Then it’s on to Alesund. Alesund is a city that is built on three islands. It’s claim to fame is that it was destroyed in 1904 by a fire. After that, the town was rebuilt in Art Nouveau Style. I’ve seen pictures and it’s quite amazing. Hopefully I’ll get to take some more. The last stop is at the far end of the Atlantic road. We’ll be staying in a Rorbu which is the name for a fishing house. The house is right on the ocean, and looks great. Our reservation even says the house comes with a sauna so that will be nice. We get to spend 4 days there and I’ll hopefully get to do some fishing. From what I’ve heard, the fishing is supposed to be good there. We’ll just have to see.