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It was raining cats and dogs. We ate breakfast. I had omelet with onion, sausage, and cheese. I was good but, after I finished it, there was a puddle of oil. Same with the pork nuggets, I was not going to eat that again. I will stick to hard boiled eggs and wheat bread. After breakfast, I only had 3hrs sleep. I took a nap for 4hrs. We had an excursion at 1:30pm at Geiranger.
The Geiranger fjord was beautiful. Again it was not a clear day. While we were going there, the melted snow was coming down the mountains in form of waterfalls. When we got to Geiranger, there was a tender waiting for us. It was raining like buckets. When we got there our tour bus was waiting for us. It was an 8hr tour. The view is breath taking. The tour guide was funny is a native from Alesund.
As we were leaving our ferry was next to us for a bit then
parted when we drove inland. The ferry went back to Alesund then we were going
to meet the ferry at Molde. As we started our bus tour, the guide announced
that “eagle road” as been closed because there was 2ft of snow. We had to take
the long way around to get to Trollstigen. I was looking forward to go there.
There was an awesome picture on the brochure of a man just sitting on the cliff
overlooking the fjord. Then we drove to a town called Eidsdal to catch a car
ferry to go across to Linge. That was cool. I remember doing that in
Trollstigen, in the heart of Romsdal, is one of the best
visited attractions in
Stigfossen waterfall gushes down the mountainside towards the luscious Isterdalen valley. In the middle of all this, Trollstigen road winds it's way up the mountainside...
There we saw huge waterfalls. I stopped raining. Then we stopped at “Trollstigen campground” to have a snack. The gift shop was a haven for tourist. While everybody was shopping, I went outside to explore.
Trollveggen (TrollWall) is the highest vertical mountain
One gets an idea of the great dimensions when a rockslide in
autumn 1998 measured 2.2 on the Richters scale for earthquakes in
The climbing route Trollryggen was climbed for the first
time in 1958 by Arne Randers Heen from Åndalsnes, and Ralph Høibakk. This was
the first climbing route in
Before 1965 no one believed it was possible to climb the vertical face of the Troll Wall. But in 1965 a Norwegian and an English climbing team proved otherwise. In 14 days they reached the top, climbing different routes (the Norwegians one day before the Englishmen). Since then various routes have been climbed in the Troll Wall. The routes are often named after the first ascenders.
In 1980 a new sport appeared when the Finnish Jorma Öster made the first jump with parachute off the Troll Wall. Between 1980-86 300-400 parachuters jumped off the Troll Wall. As a result of several accidents and dangerous rescue missions parachuting in the Troll Wall was prohibited by law in 1986.
I was getting dark. It was about 8pm. We drove to Afarnes to get another car ferry to Solsnes to Molde to meet the ferry. The driver was able to see the ferry before we got there. It was neat to see the ferry parallel park. This was a small boat compared to Royal Caribbean’s voyager of the seas. That was a long day. Everybody in the boat was hungry to get inside. We were hoping there was food for us since we got back late. Geeez everybody was shoving. Old people are mean. HAHAHAHA. Anyway, dinner was great. We had cream of bacon soup, pork loin with rice and green beans and brownie for dessert. Instead of “open sitting” and a buffet dinner, we had “set sitting” and having a 3 course dinner. Our lunch and breakfast is always a buffet. We had. I was tired and excited in the same time. I am going to be in Trondhiem to meet my first travbuddy, Marit. I can’t wait to hang out with her. She is meeting us at the harbor at 8am. Off to Trondhiem……