We're back from Belgium - exhausted but happy. I'll tell you all about it next week once I have time to recover, upload photos and write.
You might remember that one of the things we were looking forward to was being able to take drives - road trips, short or long. The weekend before last, we decided it was high time to go for a drive and check out some of the beautiful scenery Rogaland has to offer.
Norway is known for it's fjords - narrow inlets of water with steep cliffs on either side. In fact, the entire West coast is filled with these and Stavanger sits at the edge of one of the most famous in the country - the Lysefjord. It is home to the famed Pulpit Rock (or Preikestolen) and Kjerag and it's possible to take in the views via boat, car or on foot.
While we have plans to hike Preikestolen and we definitely want to take the boat down the fjord, we thought we'd drive it first.
|Yes, we drove up that tiny little mountain road and back down again.|
Norway has some scary roads. Main highways are of course, large, paved and up to the same standard as most highways in North America. Less common roads tend to be wide enough for a single lane of traffic (although both directions do use the same road) and offer small jut outs every 50 feet to allow on coming traffic room to pass. The speed limit is typically 80 km/hr and when you are driving up the side of a mountain with no where to go but down, it's a little terrifying.
|The Town of Tau - a large ferry transports us back to Stavanger from here.|
I don't think we'll ever get over just how beautiful this coastline is and both of us are excited to explore it more!