Jen says, :- Up early, on another beautiful morning, for the four and a half hour crossing to Langesund in Norway. A well appointed ferry and a very smooth crossing. Having programmed the sat. nav. for Kongsberg, we set off. Why Kongsberg, yet another Land Rover specialist we have been recommended to, hopefully, sort out the starting gremlin, once and for all. A result of our plea to John at Gumtree 4×4, our Land Rover specialist in the UK, for help in Norway.
A pretty route. Very green with hilly, but not yet mountainous, terrain with pine forests, rivers and agriculture in the valleys. Plenty of logging too. The roadsides are abloom with wild flowers. We stopped for lunch and an interested local, Roy, pulled over to ask us about the Land Rover. He is interested in undertaking a similar Defender conversion and tells us tomorrow is expected to be 30 degrees. We have bought our thermals and an extra thick duvet for Norway!
Me now :- Tell you what, if I haven’t already said so, I am now a SatNav disciple. The ease by which we are able to negotiate unknown intersections and obscure roads, is amazing. Her with the map is now redundant..:) but best of all we are now great friends again. So, thank you Tim.
Following a call for help for us, from John at Gumtree 4X4 in the UK, on Facebook, a kindly garage in Norway responded, to our request for help and we made a bee line for Kongsberg 87k north west of Langesund. William at BilXtra Verksted kindly took on the challenge of finding the elusive starting problem. After an hour he came back with a tiny inline filter that he said was somewhat blocked by oil and other stuff. It certainly starts better now though not quite back to normal. When asked what the cost would be, William very kindly declined to let us pay him. Thank you John and William. The Land Rover fraternity is a tight one.