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Made It To Alesund

Even though we didn't get to go skiing yesterday, we still had a pretty fun day. And now we are laying moored at the port of Alesund. But before we continue on that track, let me give you a proper update about yesterday.  

Considered Elias is somewhat fund of training and working out, he's making sure that we're not slacking on the boat. So yesterday we had push-ups boot camp the whole day. We set a number of push-ups we figured we could manage in a time frame of 12 hours. Elias sat a number of 1000(!) Stephan 400, the captain 300 and me 250.. Let's just say, when mid-day came and we had been on it for a while, I was full of regret choosing that number. I'll come back to you later on how it went. 

 

Elias with a flying start on his 1000 push-ups yesterday morning. 

Elias with a flying start on his 1000 push-ups yesterday morning. 

 

We left Ytre Standal, the jetty we had moored ourselves to yesterday, around one o'clock and decided to go further into the the fjord before heading for Alesund, which was the opposite direction.

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Keen on exploring, we found this waterfall and decided to check it.

That last part would be perfect for a slip n slide. A bit sketchy probably! 

That last part would be perfect for a slip n slide. A bit sketchy probably! 

 

We got to shore, climbed up a bit, and had a pretty sweet view of the fjord.

High. 

High. 

Higher. 

Higher. 

Highest. 

Highest. 

I followed Stephan and Elias up, but stopped to shoot some photos of the view. Once I was finished and started to climb up again, they were suddenly gone. How anyone can disappear that quickly was beyond my belief, but I soon found a reasonable explanation. 

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If you look at the photo above, it doesn't look like much else then a pile of snow. Which is basically what it is. It's what's underneath it that's interesting.  

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Yup, underneath the snow was a pretty sick nature made cave. No wonder I couldn't find the guys!  

PICKABOO!!! 

PICKABOO!!! 

I was a bit reluctant going down that cave considering I suffer from massive claustrophobia. Or maybe not massive, but not a big fan of tight spaces to put it that way. But what's the fun in not pushing your limits, so I just went for it and crawled down there with the camera around my waist. Totally worth it! 

 

Enjoying the view! 

Enjoying the view! 

And just to top it off.. 

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Elias decided to go for a little swim, and that water is cold AF. 

We continued on and stopped by place a called Saebu. Can't tell you were it is or what they do there, but my first impression of the place was that they like to run there. 

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I'm sure they do other stuff there as well, but no idea what that would be.

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Before we left we went grocery shopping. Probably one of the most fun things you could do there. Except hiking in the mountains of course.  

 

STEAK SAUCE, ERIKSEN, 

STEAK SAUCE, ERIKSEN, 

Try and guess what we had planned for dinner? 

We left Saebu behind and drove further into the fjord, all the way in actually, and ended up at a place called Oye. It's the entrance point of a famous mountain called Slogen and there is this famous hotel there that knows how to serve up a proper meal, so we went to check that out as well. Else from that, it's not much happening there I'll tell you. 

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Stephan really wanted to eat at the hotel, but there wasn't much consensus in the group of spending 650 kroners on a three dish meal, so we headed back and made the dinner we had planned for since we left Saebu. Did you guess what we planned for dinner? 

 

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Yeah, STEAK NIGHT!! So much steak we could barely walk and, not to mention, barely do any push ups afterwards! 

We left Oye as happy men, started our last piece of journey of the day and headed for Alesund.

 Now, on the way there it started to rain pretty heavily and as the light started to fall, we saw signs of fish on the surface. There is a word for it in Norwegian, but have no idea what that is in English. Anyways, I've tried to dip my fishing pole in several different ponds over the last few years and not much have come it. With that experience in mind I didn't think it was worth fishing now either, but the guys threw out a couple of poles and sure enough, the fish took the bait. Like big time! It was bat shit crazy how much fish we caught in merely 5 minutes.

 

Fish for days! 

Fish for days! 

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Got fish? 

Got fish? 

Happy with the fish, there was only one thing that remained. The got damn push ups. We had about an hour to go before we hit Alesund and I was only halfway to 250. I had to put in a massive effort on the last stretch. Which I did.

Imagine doing push-ups in this weather. NOT FUN! 

Imagine doing push-ups in this weather. NOT FUN! 

There was no way getting out of it! Elias watching me like a hawk! 

There was no way getting out of it! Elias watching me like a hawk! 

After I pushed myself to the limit of what's possible, we finally arrived in Alesund. And yes, made it to 250. Pretty sore today I'll tell you!

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I passed out pretty quick after this picture was taken, BUT..

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I was woken up at 3.30 because I had to taste the fish liver that they guy had served up, haha. It wasn't too bad actually. Should have tasted a lot worse! 

It sure was a good day and now we are going to be tourists in the city for a while. Should be nice and will come back with update from the hangout later.

Talk soon! 

Peace and Love!