Camped in Fauske to meet up next morning with someone I had been exchanging mail with, great lady who has some wonderful images of her homeland. Check it out if you are interested, just type http://mette.1x.com/gallery in your browser. Some real Aurora images there not the pale ones that I managed to get to see and capture.
Had a coffee and chinwag together and I was off on the road again by 11:00 and called it a day in Mosjøen after an uneventful run. Bright and sunny coming back over the arctic circle with hardly anything on the road at all.
From there down to Stadsbygd which is a small place on the northern side of the Trondheimsfjord to visit some friends. Camped in the usual place, a Marina right down on the fjord. Crossed over to the south side after visiting and slept in the Statoil car park in a place called Klett. Cost me all of NOK 50. Its right on the E6 so a good springboard for the long run home (tacho said 2007 km parked up in front of our garage).
On the road by 6:00 and down to the intersection with the E3 which kept me off the Dovrefjell, which can be a bit dodgy still early April. First couple of hours as far as Tynset were foggy and very icy, but we have our spikes do we not? Plan was to bash down to just before Halden and camp up for the night. My second "out of the bedroom window" pic on the way up. When I got there it was not quite midday so I pushed on, didn't see much point in parking up and losing half a day. perhaps it was because it was a Sunday, but the roads were very empty. Anyway I found myself camped at the first "out of the bedroom window" site at the bridge in Denmark. Long run, and had to take a long walk to get some circulation back into my bum and boy did I sleep well.
Got the ferry to Puttgarden at 06:15 and was with Campmobil in Lezeen for running repairs, replacements, for plastic bits my usual clumsiness had found it necessary to break, by 09:00 and back in Düsseldorf by 17:15. Again with a numb bum, and all without getting nobbled with my spikes.
So that was the end of the trip, spikes came down first thing the following Monday 11.04 and today, 15.04 get the gas MOT inspection done and I'm all legal and ready to rock again.
Another change of travel plans for this year having found out that a) Photokina is on again in September this year and not next as I thought and, b) an inspection of the spiked tires after this trip shows they are good for at least one more. 😀 Revisions to be seen under Travel Plans tag, where else?
All that is left now to complete the trip is to re-visit my images, make my final selects and enjoy the exercise of processing properly and hopefully making them into the images I visualised when taking them. "Snapping" them as my two favourite critics refer to my efforts. Love you guys!
Take care all you other good folks out there as well as my "critics".