A windless, hot and cloudless day has awaited us on this morning, when we’ve jumped out of the bus for cooking a cup of coffee. I didn’t wait for it and just went for a morning swim immediately cause the sun heated so much with out any wind – unbelievable.
Bettina joined a little later with her cup of coffee as well. Half an hour later the wind came back and also the clouds – it went surprisingly fast till that the sky was almost completely covered by clouds as the wind started to blow. Time to tidied up and leave for a long ride south.
After following the secondary road down the fjell, we’ve get back on the 700 at Kjellarøyan, which brought ua on the E6 at Berkåk. Quite a change to drive the heavy trafficked E6 after weeks of empty roads.
We’ve just done a stop at Oppdal to purchase some food and some kilometers further at Kungvoll railway station to do some pictures of that awesome building together with the bus. The run over Dovrefjell was quite impressive, cause of its extensiveness and penuriousness – apart from traffic.
Bettina has felt a sleep in the back of the bus, when i’ve arrived at Hjerkinn – where the 29 leaves the E6 to Folldal. After a peek to the e map, i’ve decided to shift on the 29. It isn’t actually a detour, but it has much less traffic than on the E6. I’ve profited of the empty road and pushed the bus’ average speed up. Soon we’ve arrived in Folldal a former mining town, as Bettina still slept, i’ve kept on riding and turned onto the 27 direction Ringebu back pn the E6. Short after Folldal we’ve driven into a short, but heavy rain and a wonderful landscape with pin trees and a lot of light green braiding. After it stops raining i’ve had to stop for some pictures, it was just awesome.
The 27 led us through a beautiful wide vally, before we’ve had to climb an other steep part up to a fjell at Enden. At its top it has been as impressive as Dovrefjell. Back down on the E6 at Ringebu, the weather has brighten up and it became hot again. We’ve got ahead quite fast on the E6. We’ve passed Lillehammer and Hamar, when we’ve directly drove into a huge thunderstorm with massive wind and rain. We even were forced to stop at a rest point and wait until worst has passed away.
After all the driving and our thunderstorm brake, it became quite late. We’ve decided to drive till the next rest point with restaurant to stay there for the night. Unfortunately it hasn’t been a good one at all, really unfriendly. Therefore i’ve consulted google maps after enjoying a big cone of soft ice – by the way, the Scandinavians do the best i’ve ever tasted. On google map i’ve spotted a track not far away, that points down to a lake, so we’ve tried that one and Bonanza, a bull’ eye – sandy beach. As the weather wasn’t that good and nobody was there, we were even able to drive directly down to the beach – a pitty it was to fresh to have a swim, but maybe tomorrow morning.