Another cracking day dawned. On the road by 10ish. Yesterday we programmed an alternative road into the Sat Nav to the E6, which it seems is the longest road in one country in Europe. Anyway, the alternative proved to be a brilliant choice. A Long climb up onto a plateau with spectacular scenery. For the Kiwi readers, a bit like the Desert Road but on steroids. It’s hard to avoid using superlatives about this country. Sparkling lakes, bubbling streams, a lovely winding narrow road and the occasional “Kommune” or cluster of picturesque chalets with grass roofs. Overall a sense of space and wide vista, meadows, stunted alpine forests and snow patches to set the scene. .
En route to Trondheim we stopped to refill the tank and 66L was something like NZ$200!!! The good news though is that the Landy is doing 29mpg which is pretty pleasing, given the load and rooftop obstructions.
So, we are parked in a campsite not too far from a main road and Jen is on the job concocting a masterpiece for dinner on a petrol cooker. A visit to a supermarket saw a purchase of four items bread, tomatoes, lettuce and a cucumber…..NZ$30!!! Alright if you are on bankers wages but poor pensioners!!
I am not to going to harp on the about the starting issue but suffice to say we are pushing north in the hope that one of the northern cities or towns will provide a solution, rather than sit around Trondheim for the weekend. The programme has us crossing into Russia in 6 days.
Oh, a mention about wifi in Norway. We are rarely without it, no matter how remote. The UK could take a leaf out of the Norwegian’s book. Coverage in the UK is abysmal. And another observation, this must be the biggest market for Tesla cars outside of California?