Norway reminded me of those paintings you do as a child – where you fold it in half and it smears over, mirroring the other side. The reflections were so perfect, so still, that you could not tell where the mountains stopped and the lakes began… Burnt red barns and houses were scattered all over and beneath the mountains. Quite often there were towering waterfalls right in people’s backyards.

All the windows were neatly dressed with brightly coloured flowers and flimsy curtains. Rugged antlers hung above doorways and thick grass grew from the roofs…

We followed leafy paths to towering waterfalls, drove through mountains and clouds. Quite often we gasped at the beauty all around us…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After driving through a 25km tunnel (!!) we stopped in Aurland for one night in one of these tiny cabins right on the water. The views were stunning (pics below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’d just completed a 7km trek, 300m up to a place called Pulpit Rock and were told our accommodation (at the base of the hike) was another ten minute walk, down a track to the lakeside…. Our feet and legs were hurting, it was raining and very muddy. An old wooden footbridge led us over a trickle of a stream and to our delight we found our tiny, tiny, red log cabin – surrounded by foggy mountains and pine trees and with our very own row boat tied up close by…

 

It seemed straight out of a fairytale.

 

Inside the cabin were bright blue wooden floorboards, old wooden chairs and vintage sofas … a collection of tea pots and a hickory dickory clock.

 

I didn’t take my camera on the Pulpit Rock trek unfortunately. I was sick and could not carry any more than I had to – I struggled as it was…The terrain was pretty rough – uphill boulder footpaths… We even climbed up small waterfalls.  All the rocks were damp and mossy as water filtered over them.

 

Definitely a trek I highly recommend if you make it to Norway one day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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