On Sunday we had a day off, classes as a ‘zero’ in long distance thru-hiker speak. What that means to us is eating a big buffet breakfast (not the fish paste) and then brewing up with our gas stove on the bedroom. (I know that is strange but these foreigners don’t supply kettles in the room, I think that is what Nigel Farage was saying)
We then eat the food Fred stole from breakfast (OK, I stole it) and thankfully watched the torrential rain outside, good timing.We walked over a nice moutain section the next day (after visiting Spar) not a Spar ‘The Spar’ and ate some of our supplies in this lovely shelter at Eina-Fjord.
We then watched England lose to Iceland, a holiday highlight so far. We were even offered free beer 🍻which we refused… 🤔
It has rained lots in the last few days which means sheltering lots, this time with eggs in a shelter which I think was a bin store. We liked it and will take anything for butties in the relative dry.
We have walked mainly on the western side of Lake Mjosa on our way to Lillehammer but crossed over on the paddle steamer Skibladner to Hamer where we had a parcel waiting with food which I then had to run about finding as it was still at the post office but not the one I was told it was at originally. 😡👎 Oh well it was nice to have a run for a change.
There are some beautiful pine forests, much lighter and greener than the commercial dark plantations you find in places like Scotland. This was just after a kind of motorway junction with a coop mega store which we spent too much time in. (Nice toilets) It was raining and they did have kebab freeze dried ready meals. 👍💙
We have a pilgrim passport which we get stamped at various places and we are doing pretty well there, nice to have a focus eh! 🤔🤔🤔
We are now in Lillehammer, it’s pretty small seeing as the Olympics were here, the ski jumps look cool. We are stopping in the train stain which sounds strange but is brilliant and is a kind of Hotel/Hostel. It also means I can look at trains and buses which rocks my boat. 👀👓🚈🚇🚌
Today has been more sitting about, the world of sport has gone a bit mad, this guy my ultimate hero won his 27th Tour de France stage today so I am happy.
We have shopped for the next few days, Fred now knows the car number plate system for Norway, she did keep asking people and frankly I think they were worried about her and couldn’t answer her question, so we looked if up on Wikipedia.. Problem solved, happy Fred = happy me. 🚗🚙
This is a normal one, green background means commercial vehicles. Got it? Right…
Frozen Pizza tonight, from the shop. 🍕🍕🍕🍕