Day 10 & 11 – Farm life

Day 10 HotStuff and I saddled our trusty iron horses and rode towards Sigdal, to my godfathers farm. We took the scenic route once again. A bit more scenic than planned,- as I couldn’t find the adress, but still found it on google maps. Less yay where the accuracy of google maps gps coordinates… So we took the long road less traveled by anyone who knows what they’re doing..

Even through its been 15 years or more I kinda found the way. Ay least we could see where we where supposed to be,- kinda over there.. In order to get to the right place we had to make a u-turn on top of a hill on a real narrow piece of tarmac. Just to let me practice picking up a fully loaded bike, Tonje gently put hers down on the paniers and crashbars. Test was a great success! Thanx honey ๐Ÿ˜‰

We spent the evening catching up with Knut & Karin, and I got to introduce my fiance. Then the cityslickers got a tour of the farm. Very beautiful farmhouses, impressive animals, and machinery (of wich I ofcource only managed to get a picture of the smales tractor on the lot… )

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Great licenceplate on a farm ๐Ÿ™‚

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"Can I keep him?"

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Day 11 we again saddled up after a great breakfast, and said our goodbyes and headed towards Skien.

After about 4 minutes we stopped to get a final look at the beautiful countryside ๐Ÿ™‚ This is yet again a place where Tonje was chirping exitedly “I wanna move here. Can we move here? I wanna live RIGHT HERE! … ”

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The road, weather and traffic was great. We even had a record length of 360.1 km on a full tank, and could probably squeeze out 10-15 km more on the fumes. That gives an average of 0,248 liters per 10 km on this tank alone. Good to know that ๐Ÿ™‚

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Skien was not a great success.. Warm, stuffy, hilly, and when we decided to head out of town towards our planned camping site we waded straight into rushour traffic.ย  Again!
Our ability to find rushour in just about any city is quite spectacular.. Once we found the site, it seemed tiny, flimsy and almost on the road, so we kept going to Kragerรธ.

Now we’re set up quite snuggly, and tomorrow we invade Jomfruland, a nice little Island close by. We plan to spend 1-2 nights there, but who knows..

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Again with the solar panels...

A special thanx to Onkel Knut & Tante Karin for taking us in, feeding us and in general making us feel very very welcome.
(P.S. Tonje wants to move to Kolsrud.. )

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Always searching. The world is my playground.

6 responses to “Day 10 & 11 – Farm life”

  1. Andreas says :

    That’s awesome milage … I can’t even get close to that on my shitty moped.

    Something tells me that Tonje is going to find a TON of places she wants to move to on your trip ๐Ÿ™‚

    We should hook you up with a sensor, because people would pay a lot to know where there’s rush-hour traffic and if they know where you are, they’ll know to avoid that area!

    • Tonje aka HotStuff says :

      After seeing all these great places during our to weeks on the road, we agreed on making a scoreboard so it will be easier to eliminate places to live in the future:)

      And about that sensor; I guess it’s more my lack of drivingskills than rushour, that will keep people away from the area I’m driving in.. When my bike decides to go horizontal on me, it always happens when there is a lot of people and ther vehicles in close proximity… :-/

      • christerberentsen says :

        If it’s any comfort, your driving skills are steadily improving ๐Ÿ™‚

        The world is vast, and I’m sure there is a frightening number of places we could put on the “I wanna move here” list ๐Ÿ™‚

        Can’t wait to see them all..

  2. Andreas says :

    Hell yeah, that’s the spirit! I look forward to seeing that list!

    You guys won’t come back, you’ll end up shacked up in a yurt in Mongolia, alternating between real and steel horses.

    I’m already looking forward to visiting.

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