While in Quebec I did some experimentation with the Sony A99 I had converted to infrared.
While walking around Montreal on St Laurent Blvd we discovered quite a bit of street art in the form of some rather large murals. We later learned that Montreal hosts the Festival Mural – Festival d’Art Urbain. Some of these murals are quite amazing. Makes the case for visiting Montreal again as I would imagine witnessing these murals actually being created would be a real treat
Today we drove to Røros, but decided to detour through the small town of Hell to visit the railway station there. Tomorrow we drive to Lillehammer. The scenery along the way was wonderful. We encountered many reindeer on and near the road. In fact, we nearly collided with one that decided to cross the street in front of us.
Today we picked up the car and headed to Geilo. Today was mostly about positioning ourselves to get to the west of Norway. Tomorrow we had to Bergen for a few days as we gear up for fjord country.
It was only about a 4 hour drive, but getting the car and stopping for a few photos and some supplies stretched this out to around 7 hours in total.
Careful when selecting a beverage. Not reading the label carefully lead to this. Not horrible, but the first sip was a surprise.
We took a small deteour to see the Kroderbanen Railroad Museum
We’re safely in Geilo (pronounced “yi-low”) now and plan to have a nice dinner and take it easy before getting up for the next part of the journey. And although there are warning signs, we think we’re pretty safe from moose attacks. Photo by Cynthia, my vigilant co-pilot
We flew from Houston to Amsterdam and then on to Oslo to begin our driving tour of Norway. We did not realize that Oslo was celebrating Gay Pride today with one of the biggest parades I have ever seen. Over 35,000 marchers. And it went right past our hotel. This was fine for viewing the amazing parade. The fact that the celebrations continued until 3 am in the park across the street was less enjoyable. We found some dinner after the parade and tried our best to sleep. Tomorrow we pick up the rental car and drive to Geilo.
We survived Hurricane Harvey. We had water up half way over the yard a few times during the storm and have been dealing with a street full of water for several days that is the result of the releases from The Addicks and Barker dams into Buffalo Bayou.
The good news is that we had no water in the house and we have had no interruption in electrical power.
At the time of this post we are still trapped, but are hopeful we can drive out later today or maybe tomorrow.