After another good night sleep for the frequent travelers and another restless night for everyone else, we ate breakfast at the hotel - soft boiled eggs, smoked salmon, fresh baked bread with Nutella or honey, and cereal made a good breakfast. We left the hotel in search of an "ice chest" for the car ride. Coop was the place to go for that! It's Norway's version of Wal-Mart. Then we were on the road on our way to Bergen.
The drive included two ferry rides and several tunnels (including an 8km one under the ocean). We drove through different scenery today. Several sheep and vegetable farms started our drive and after the first ferry, the landscape transformed to a much rockier and rougher terrain.
Once we got into Bergen we found out that historical cobblestone streets sometimes mean extremely narrow, seemingly impassable streets! Eventually we made our way to the Bergen Guest House (situated on a walking only street) which turned out to be extremely comfortable. We have a two bedroom apartment downstairs, and two double rooms upstairs, it's almost like having our own house in Bergen! After some rest, we headed out to Jacob's Kitchen & Bar for dinner. It's known for using local ingredients and fish fresh from the fish market. We tried hake (a fish similar to cod), whale, salted leg of lamb, and mussels; everything was delicious!
We walked off our dinner down by the historical wharf, Bryggen. Since it had stopped raining we took advantage and took pictures of the historical downtown area, and did a little souvenir shopping too. It's hard to keep track of time here since it stays light out so late, all of a sudden we realized it was 10:30 and we were still walking around taking pictures! A steep uphill climb out of the wharf got us back to the apartment - out of breath and tired after another great day in Norway.
Kevin & Keely