First order of the day, a little bit of admin including topping up the currency card whilst tucking in to fresh baked bread fully loaded with raspberry jam. With lips licked off we set for a stroll in to Voss.
We tootled along the waters edge, kicking stones and watching the world go by. Like everywhere in Norway it was so quiet just a handful of people here and there. It was a typical laid back Norwegian resort and even with the sun beaming down, the children were playful in a well manner and low key way. I got thinking about Norway and decided I don’t like it here, I simply love it. Not only a beautiful country but the people, so welcoming and friendly. It is certainly a place I would revisit over and over, again. By the time I had stopped day dreaming we had arrived at Voss centre. We walked over to the church and to our surprise, it was closed. That is something I really don’t get in Norway, why do they lock all the churches? Surely, the door to god’s house should always be open? The sleepy main street had a nice selection of cafes, restaurants and sports shops, all closed with the exception of the kebab hut. A quick stop at the cash machine and then a walk back to Vin.
Whilst the second batch of clothes dried we went for a ride on Eor around the lake. It was beautiful with lush green hills dotted with waterfalls and streams and the odd wooden house with blooming gardens. What a place to live. We met a lovely Norwegian chap on his way to the shop with his young daughter. It was so nice to hear him talk about his country with such passion and appreciation, he clearly loved where he lived and he new and appreciated its natural beauty.
The temperature was climbing and our gauge showed 34! Yep, 34. We expected it to be nice but we never expected it to be so warm. We feel very lucky with the weather. We fancied sitting out but we are surrounded in mosquitos and I am mean surrounded. We still covered in 101 bites from the other day and suffering, so opted to move on and find another spot.
We headed north and within a few miles we spotted a huge waterfall. Fortunately, the hordes of Japanese tourist were just leaving. We pulled over, took a walk over and enjoyed a nice cool refreshing spray curtesy of the gussing waterfall. Mac n Tosh were in rather a playful mood, as ever and they darted in and out of the rock trying to eat the fine mist. Jumping in the air and snapping their mouth shut in the hope they caught something tasty to chew. The fact they caught nothing totally confused them but pups being pups they carried on until the playful mood passed and it was time to head back to the motorhome.
We continued and then spotted Vik. Ooooeerr that is a name we remember. A week or so ago we met a lovely couple (Rasmus and Tone) who shared some of their favourite motorhome drives and Vik mountain pass was on that list. We did a quick left turn and followed the route. A few wiggles passed plenty waterfalls then up a bit further until we reached the ski resort and hotel. It all looked a little strange without tons of snow but surprising still a few tourists around. We paused a while and then carried on. Craig had a feeling this route would present a great wild camping spot. We carried on with the view just getting better and better….Far above, high up on the mountain pass squeezed in to a narrow valley is a whopping great waterfall with a fast flowing stream. Not a soul around only sheep. We found a little peace of heaven, it is absolutely beautiful and one of the best hidden gems this year. What looked more interesting is the road ahead, wow.
We parked up, stretch our legs and enjoyed nature at its best!
Our sleep spot tonight..a valley in the middle of the VikFjellet. Surrounded by rugged hills, waterfalls, streams and sheep that fancy a bit of mint sauce.
GPS position N060.892744, E006.495689
Route: Voss to Myrkalen
Weather: Low 12 and high 34…breaking out in a sweat! In Norway?