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Risnes to Forde

July 15th, 2000 · No Comments

Risnes to Forde

Day 196 (I’m still off route)

I’m still off route today, in Bergen. We took a bus up to the Montana Hostel to bring our bikes down to town. When we got there, we discovered 3 of the bikes were locked together and Lynne had the key. Lynne was out taking another cruise. Bummer! My bike had not gotten locked with theirs, so I was able to retrieve it.

I rode the whole 6 kilometers to town, peddling downhill all the way. It was the first time I’ve been on my bike since they took them away from us in Inverness, Scotland a week ago. It felt so good, had I been dressed warmer, I would have stayed out longer.

The sun is shining but it is chilly here. Locals seem to think it is warm, I see shirtless men on the pleasure boats, but I have goose bumps! Guess you have to live here to think it is warm, everything is relative.

Jane and I decided we are going to leave in two days on Sunday. We walked over to the railroad station to purchase tickets, discovering we were too late to take the mid-morning train. Actually we could take it, but it was already full with bicycles. They allow only 6 bikes per train! We did manage to get our bikes on the very early train, but it was not our first choice!

P0002754 The book store puts these chairs outside, with books to read. The books are chained to the chairs.

Tags: Norway · Scandinavia