Day 6: From Nerdal to Bjölstad
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June 10th, 2009 – by: aloneinthecrowd
Kristiansund is one of the bigger cities at the west coast. We parked the camper on a parking lot downtown and wandered around the center which wasn't very interesting. Although taking the "sund boat" (small ferries which connects the five islands on which Kristiansund is built) is a must. It's a nice and comfortable way of sightseeing. Either you can buy a roundtrip ticket which is good for 1 cruise or a day ticket, than you can cruise as much as you want. We bought a roundtrip ticket since we wanted to go to see the Atlantic road (more information of it later) in the afternoon.
The old Mellemvaerftet (shipyard) is worth a visit, too.
After lunch we headed to the ferry terminal to catch the ferry to Bremsnes (I think in the meantime the new tunnel must have been opened but it wasn't in June). It was just a short cruise. Ferries and tunnel are very important in Norway. You can't rarely reach the next destination without having one of it on your route.
About 20 km southwest of Bremsnes the 8.3 km (= 5 miles) long Atlanterhavsveien (Atlantic road), which is part of the RV 64, began. We saw photos of it in brochures and it looked amazing there. Klaus was curious to cruise the road once in his life. I've already been there before and was disappointed about it. It was on a former trip with my ex (which wasn't a pleasant trip for some reasons anyway) and the weather was very bad and I thought that was the reason, therefore I didn't tell Klaus about my opinion.
All the photos in the brochures have been taken from air and under great weather conditions. But fact is that those perfect days are rare in Norway. As I already feared it started raining again and if you drive the road it's just a road. OK, there are some amazing views on the atlantic and 2 bigger bridges but that's it. It isn't worth a detour if it's not on your route anyway.
In the meantime it got late and we were hungry. Time to find a nice camp ground. We found one at a fjord in a small village called Bjölstad not far from Molde.
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