Puhhh… the bed was once again not made for me. I may sound a little picky here, but I just can’t sleep very well, when I sink into the mattress about 3 inches. Hell, I thought I drown in that thing. So this morning getting up was twice as hard, as we decided to set our alarm clocks earlier than usual.
Today is Preikestolen day. The big plateau, that leaps 605m above the sea, with its steep walls. You can look directly from the top to the sea below. To get there, you need to overcome some 2 hours march on rocky ground, with little climbing passages and off course vise versa to get back to the starting point. Weather was mixed, mostly cloudy and on the way back, we had some rain, turning all stones into little slides. More than one time people fell due to slippery stones.
It is remarkable what kind of people with what kind of footwear tries to reach Preikestolen. A sign right at the parking lot says, that you shouldn’t go with high heels. “Sure thing”, you think and than, while rain keeps pouring down, some Spanish family passes you by, womens dressed in mini-skirts, blouse and high heels or Havaianas pass you by. One can only wonder, if they ever reached the plateau.
The site itself is impressive. 600m above the sea and right a the branch of Lysefjorden, you get a nice view. Sadly it was very cloudy and started to rain, when we were there. Anyway, a nice spot, worth the visit.
Although quite tired we only took a short stop at our apartment, to change the wet cloth, we went to an old mill in Tau, where every Sunday, is a an exhibition of local artists, along with tasty waffles, coffee and cake.