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Some of you might have noticed that my photo-blog was offline for the last couple of days. Reason for it – my website was hacked and was mis-used to send Spam-emails. So I had to shut it down. Now everything is clean again and I am back online.
Just for your assurance – there was no security risk for you when you had visited the website before. They just used thisÂ website to re-route spam mail to hide their origin server. For security reasons I deactivated some plug-in’s on the website.
I guess some of you have noticed that I have covered quite some distances over the last couple of days. I am very close to MalmÃ¶ now.
On my last post I was on my way to Oslo which turned out to be only a short stop. I have already left Oslo and have again set foot on Swedish ground.
Have you ever heard of a fish called Knurrhahn or Gunard in english (Knurrfisk in Norsk)? Most of you will say “No!” – neither have I but I can say I caught one. Not that I would have known at that time but I was wise enough to take a picture.
The rain had not stopped when I woke up this morning and was still pelting on the roof. After checking the weather radar I decided to take a chance further east along the coast line where it was supposed to be better. However no improvment for the first 2 hrs on top of that along the coast line there was some stormy gusty wind which made driving quite demanding. Then after lunch brake I started to see some blue sky and the further towards Kristiansand I came the better it got.
From one wet place to another. After the quite a wet stay at Bergen I arrived in Stavanger yesterday. Beautiful little town with a specially rebuilt or restored Old Town. Lots of wooden houses with stony streets. I walked from the campground to the town (~ 3km) and was able to take some nice pictures before it started raining again. I was lucky to have picket the only 2 dry hours that day. I assume in summertime this is a buzzing town however due to the time of the year it was rather deserted – but maybe a place to come back for.
I always thought that the Swiss with all the mountains have invented tunnels. Now I know it was the Norwegians. They have brought me a whole new tunnel-experience.
Bergen is said to be the wettest place in Europe, well definitely in Norway. They are facing 2500mm of rain every year which equals to 2500 liters per square meter. Further it rains on 273 days per year. As of this I was very excited as the weather forecast did show some sunshine.
After a cold and very windy night on top of Dalsnibba I continued on driving towards Bergen. There is a very scenic road (55) which takes you along the boarders of the Jontunheimen Nationalpark which is home to the highest mountains in Norway. When I checked for my route I saw the scenery on the internet and I knew I had to go there however the weather was not playing for me. It was cold, foggy and raining.
Still I got some nice pictures of the Indian Summer. All the Birch trees have turned yellow in the meantime. Have a look yourself: