But every cloud has a silver lining
10.07.2013 - 13.07.2013 23 °C
It's been a while and a lot has happened, so hereby a brief update on what's been happening:
Wednesday we still hadn't heard about the bike so we mosied around the sunny Horsens a bit more and visited a museum. In the afternoon we were close to the bike shop so I said we should pop in, just to get an idea when it might be fixed. We we're surprised, and super excited, to find it was ready to go! So we rode back to the campsite and decided to pack up and head towards Hirtshals once more, so we could get the ferry to Norway on Friday.
Our joy soon turned to dismay as we discovered the other fork seal, the item we just got fixed, was starting to leak! We got to Hirtshals, in the north of Denmark, around 22.00 and headed straight to the ferry terminal: to book our ticket for the following day and to get online to make a plan for the fork seal. It was turning out to be one of those days... the cheap tickets had gone and could only be booked online, the internet was acting up, we couldn't find the campsite, ect. We eventually set up camp around midnight, hungry and overly tired.
The ferry to Norway was busy and choppy, kids were vomiting left right and centre which made us feel queasy too! And we were still feeling deflated because of the fork seal problem. Luckily it was sunny and beautiful in Southern Norway, we got the tent set up in a place called Mandal and headed out, exploring to quaint town centre and the busy beaches, it seemed half the town was out soaking up the sun. Despite the wonderful weather and scenario, we didn't fully enjoy ourselves as we were still fretting about what to do with the bike...
The following morning, Friday, we found the much needed silver-lining: on the ferry we got speaking to a Norwegian Moto Guzzi eccentric, who had given us the details of his 'guzzi guy'. Greg called him and low and behold, he had the part in stock, could book us in on the 22nd and is along the route we are taking... Hooray! And to top it off, the leak isn't too bad at the moment so we should be okay until we get to the garage.
With the good news in tow, we decided to stay in a sunny Mandal for another day. We rented some bicycles and had a fun, care-free day out.
Today the weather has been a bit cooler with light showers. We are in Lysebotn, as we will hike up to Kjerag tomorrow (if you're wondering what that is, google it!). The ride here took us high up, through the thickest mist we have ever encountered.
The little we have seen on Norway has been beautiful, this place is so scenic. Not sure what I was expecting but I clearly underestimated the rough and rocky beauty.
The sun has just come out over the fjord, it is delightful...