Anyhoooo, once out of Oslo it was onto single lane road with very little traffic - according to Tom Tom this would take about 7.5 hrs of driving. Well, the scenery was fantastic - all the way. Lakes, mountains, snowy rocky plateau's with partially frozen lakes, and of course fjords. We crossed our first one today - Peter was so excited I had to calm him down!!
The high plateau between Oslo and Bergen ...
There was one final leg after the Fjord Crossing. It was a fjord edge narrow road, just like those you see in Italian or Corsican car rally footage. Except that it was used by huge trucks hammering their way to wherever. The long streaks of black rubber approaching every narrow turn put the wind up the hardiest wannabe rally ace. Once I get the little video clip loaded, you will see what i mean. but i need a better wifi link than the one here in Bergen.
Instead I leave you with a variation on a road sign along the way. We couldn't snap the real one because it was within a tough roadworks section, but it was very similar to this one.
Arriving in Bergen was a little tougher. We were tired and the traffic jams were an unwelcome delay. Then the inside of the apartment was a like a student hovel or a mountain hut ... not quite what you expect for 800 NOKs a night. That's about 145 SFr per night. But then everything in Norway is excruciatingly expensive. To cap it off, the only place to buy wine is in the Government Liquor Store ... just like the set up in Canada. Except it shuts at 6pm.
The car is now safely parked in a covered car-park where it will stay for 2 complete days. And we're cooking up pesto pasta to be washed down with some Aussie Chenin Blanc. Tomorrow, we will be exploring far and wide ... and on foot.