Day six and we have had our first bad weather day. The van was a rocking last night – as we were battered by the wind and rain and it hasn’t really improved all day. Due to the weather we decided not to go to Orrestranda Beach which was a bit further down the coast from where we stopped last night. It is Norway’s longest beach and in nice weather would be a lovely stop but as we have already seen some great beaches we decided to start heading North towards the fjords.
On the drive we passed some very impressive stone walls, well boulder walls really.
To get across to the western fjords we took our first ferry in Norway from Lauvvik to Oanes. It was only a 15min crossing and cost 103K for a van under 6m (we took our bike rack off before we left home as we were not sure how strict they were on the van length) The cost is considerably increased if you are over 6m.
Unfortunately no stunning pictures of our first ferry or the view of our first fjord as it was still raining with low clouds. There are a few pics below that we will call dark and moody Norway.
For a rainy evening like tonight there is nothing for it now but to drink more wine and cider while watching a couple more episodes of 24.
Overnight – Oanes Picnic Area N 58.910480 E 6.077610
Miles Driven – 68
Miles Walked – 4.3 miles (equivalent 27 floors climbed)
Weather – rain & cloud