Where: Hamnsund in Møre og Romsdal to Bryggja in Sogn og Fjordane
Distance: 92.1 km
Time on bike: 5 hr 23 min
Total distance: 1659 km
We crawled from the depths of our tent in the early morning and caught the first boat across the waters to the city of Ålesund. It is renowned for its art nouveau architecture, the result of a complete rebuild following a devastating fire in 1904. We enjoyed a stroll around the city and were impressed by its look and feel. Before we continued on, we enjoyed a hearty breakfast and chatted with the friendly hosts at a funky coffee bar.
From Ålesund, we went over to nearby Hareid and continued the bike ride from there. Several major, serious, long and steep hills made our day more of a challenge than foreseen. By choosing the coastal route, biking in and out between the fjords, we knew the distance would be further and with many more hills. Though, we believe it is much prettier!
After crossing this mountain, we were desperately looking for a place to put up our tent. Kyler excitedly announced he had found one. Upon further inspection, we decided it was a farmers field and not an a-ok. We moved on to a conveniently located campground not much further. We arrived at 10:30 pm and stopped by the entrance sign. While pulling up to read it, I managed to fall time-number-two on the trip. Like the first time, I had clicked out my right foot and as I went to put it down I started falling to the left with the left foot still locked in! It is like falling with your hands in your pockets – pretty awkward! I now have a scrape on my left knee and my left elbow. Haha!