“Travels to a Different Time ” : 11July1975: Somewhere in Norway: Obnoxious Norwegian Cries in His Sleep

Hello once again. The obnoxious Norwegian I almost slugged yesterday woke me up with the buzzing of his electric razor. He was keeping us up with his sonic boom snoring and the German guy told me he was crying in his sleep. I woke up and went to the bank to change some money. My clothes were still wet so I put them in a plastic bag and shoved them into my knapsack. A two-and-a-half-hour wait for a lift but it was a long one for 275 kms through incredibly beautiful scenery. Up in the mountains past gushing waterfalls. Up in the mountains I filled my canteen with cold water from a steam. If water can be delicious it was! My driver told me many interesting things about Norway but his English was bad so I just kept nodding. I was left at a terrible spot 12 kms from a youth hostel. After 2 kms I got a lift by some Frenchmen in a Citroen. I set up my tent in the woods near a steam but at an angle so I kept slipping down during the night. I used water from the stream below to wash my face and bush my teeth. Asleep without and dinner at 22:30. I hung my damp clothes outside on a tree.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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