A gray Morning has thrown his reflection on my retina. I’ve immediately knew, that we can’t profit of this beautiful spot – a fact, that helped us doubtlessly to leave to leave this beach much easier. Today was quite a packed day with cool upcoming happenings.
First event was meeting Kaj a good old friend, which i know since one of my very first bus trips to Norway. We have quite rarely contact during the year, but when i’m up in Norway or on an international show, we’ve always tried to get a longer or shorter meeting – this year it has been a short one. We’ve done an appointment for lunch at Ski. The Lunch time went over so fast that i’ve even forgotten to take a picture – what a shame!
After saying goodbye, Bettina and Me have started the bus and took the Exxx direction Askim and further on to pass the Swedish boarder. But before we gonna leave Norway we did a last shopping stop at Kiwi’s the supermarket, which sells Bettina’s so loved Knäckebrød. I’ve calculated hard, cause the goal was to get rid of all Norwegians cash we’ve still got.
When we’ve arrived at Tröckfors, It has needed several attempts to find the right crossroads to change from the Exxx to the secondary road. The first time I’ve been out here has been almost 10 years ago and this time it was my fourth time steering the bus to this very special location. Really a lot of things had been changed in Tröckfors. Two completely new Shopping areas has grown out of the wood, to the former EXx two lanes has been added – stunning how fast a location may change that fast its appearance. But what has kept the same, is the feeling, that you’ve probably turned wrong at one of the junctions. But you will keep driving, driving, driving and suddenly you will catch the first glimpse – stunning, each time.
But this time everything has been a little different, when we’ve arrived at place which is normally quite calm, it has been quite crowded. People running around with photo cameras and several cars have been parked around the building. A sign that was sticked to the front door of owner’s house answers my questions. The owner passed away sometime ago and the junk yard was transformed into a kind of an open air museum.
Many of the almost thirty busses, which i have seen by my very first visit has been transported away or cut down. Also the mystic atmosphere has suffered from the crowed of visitor – a pity, but it’s still very impressive and unique place, which is worth to visit indeed – but have a look by yourself.
While we’ve explored the junkyard an Austrian T3/T25 Syncro has arrived. It was owned by Birgith and Philippe. We’ve had a cool chat and exchanged some experience of our trips. After saying good byebye, we’ve had a little supper before we’ve left the place in direction Norwegian boarder.
After this awesome day stuffed with such a lot of cool impressions, we’ve steered our bus to the woods back to the boarder and started to search a place to over night. We didn’t search a highlight, just a place to relax and cool down – but see, what we’ve found!