Cycling Day 75: Viggja To Trondheim 

Click here to see the detailed statistics of today’s cycle.

Again, another late update…

I knew it would be a relatively short cycle on day 75; ‘just’ 40 km to Trondheim where I had agreed to stay for a couple of nights with a guy called Steven who you may have noticed has contributed many comments to this website. So, there was no real rush to leave the campsite where I had coffee with Jeanet the Dutch cyclist (see cycling day 74) before setting off on the very pretty corniche road around the coast in the direction of Trondheim. I crossed Jeanet a couple of times but also a young German cyclist who had wild camped in the area somewhere the previous night. He was a carpenter back home; good to know that such jobs still exist and are people are being trained to do them!

There was a small mountain to climb before I arrived in the centre of Trondheim which I wasn’t expecting but as a coastal town there was of course the payback of the downhill ride on the other side. Much bigger than I had imagined but I soon found the end of the pilgrimage point, the cathedral, where walkers were arriving to be congratulated by their friends. No celebration for me as I still have another 1,800 km to cycle but I did chat with a cyclist from Switzerland who was also on his way to Nordkapp although his timescale was more elongated than my own. Then Jeanet arrived and I chatted to her once again…

I exchanged text message with Steven and arranged to be at his house for 5pm which gave me a little time to wander around. I bumped into a retired local doctor twice who told me where to go although he knew nothing of the ‘famous’ bicycle lift. I stumbled upon it and watch a group of children having a go. I fear me and Reggie would have been a little to heavy for the mechanism. Then a couple of beers in a nearby pub – the first beers I have bought in a bar since Germany! – where the barmaid was obliged to carry the beer glass over the street to the outdoor seating area ‘for legal reasons’. Dahls beer. A decet pint.

Then to Steven’s place to meet him, his partner Anita and their daughter Annie. Oh, and the kitten. Very cute. More beer was consumed…


One Comment Add yours

  1. Phil Shaw says:

    WOW what fantastic photos! Love the pastel colours against deep blue skies:-) The multi coloured factory building even looks great & puts some of our grim buildings to shame! Norway is def going on my to do list….

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