Sunday, 27 October 2013


I As I may have mentioned a few times my husband has a nursing placement in Norway for 13 weeks. So I had to visit over half term! Quite a trek though - I left at 3.30 on Friday afternoon and stayed at my daughters godparents house on Friday night! Knowing we wanted to leave at 5.30 am it was an early night after a lovely meal and a few bottles of vino (the lack of any alcohol since 31st August meant I felt merry rather quickly!)

Anyway alarms were set for 5 am ...

I woke at 2....3... And 4 .... 

Then at 4.25 Sam knocked at the door saying 'get up we have slept in ... It's 5.25!!!' Panic stations.... Until Madeleine realised it was actually 4.25!!!! We were up so left at 5 and were at Heathrow on plenty of time!

The flight was with British Airways to Bergen - it was a lovely flight - smooth even though due to high winds over London we were warned about the possibility of turbulence!

The weather in Bergen was breezy but the Temp about 11 degrees so not too bad. As the bus to Laerdal where Doug is wasn't leaving for another 4 hours I stayed at the airport for 2 hours before catching the bus into Bergen. This was ok as I had free wi-fi!!! 

I got on an empty coach - followed by a Norwegian couple who sat beside right behind me and an Australian couple who sat right in front of me - so an empty coach bar the little cluster at the back around me!!!!!

So off into Bergen - I managed to get off at the right stop and find the right place to pick up the next coach .... In 1 1/2 hours!!!

So after being approached by a tramp who rambled away in Norwegian before realising I hadn't a clue what he was saying the coach arrived....

And what a coach journey it was!!! Four hours later and a lot of beautiful scenery later! The only thing I found difficult were the tunnels - 5km, 12km and then the big one 25 km.... Apparently people here can become phobic of them and have panic attacks which is why periodically there are domes so people can stop if they find it too much.... I managed last night to not panic but I am not looking forward to the return trip through them!!!!

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