13 July 2011

From Coast to Coast Expedition - Day 3

A town of 2,000 people on a territory of 1 square mile. That's just about it. They don't even have a pedestrian street in the center. And yet, there is this daring phrase on the town hall's facade: The world's best place for people who enjoy nature!


And, my God, it is the best and beyond! I doubt any words can do the surroundings of Åndalsnes justice. That beauty is calling us to drive even higher - to the mountains; to follow the Troll Road, to go up, up, up... and just before we leave town our van dies.





Would you believe that there are cherry trees so far north!



The legendary red van that took us to places beyond imagination. Hopefully the good car mechanics of Åndalsnes will resurrect it tomorrow. Or on Friday, or Monday, they said. 5 days in a town of 2 000 people? When all the mountains are calling us with their elfish voices? That will require much patience.


We desperately need all your positive thoughts, friends! And hopefully the VW mechanic will have mercy on us and will decide to help us first thing tomorrow. Fingers crossed...

10 comments:

  1. Sending you good thoughts...have fun while you're there. :)

    ~Kim

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  2. Oh I hope they can work some magic on your van!! I don't think I've ever been to a town of only 2,000 people. It looks amazing!

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  3. O wow! It looks like it's straight out of a movie, just devine

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  4. I don't know Sonya, I'd take that as a sign that you're supposed to hang out there for a bit... It is beyond beautiful, soak it up and enjoy! You'll be on your way soon enough... :)

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  5. Again, I am loving the photos. What a magical place...I must go there...

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  6. Hope it makes it! Sending lots of energy .. enjoying the pics!

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  7. Amazing pictures! Your van couldn't have picked a better place to leave you.

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  8. Good luck, Sonya, I hope your van is successfully revived! In the meantime, at least you'll be able to enjoy the elfland surroundings for just a bit longer. :) It's so gorgeous there!

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