1. When in doubt, stay at a family spot. Here, on Hardanger Fjord, on road between Vik and Haugesund to come.
There is our splendid VW Golf, in line, second from right, with sports campers all in a row, and the fjord beyond. This was a small family hotel on the roadside, with a line of camping vans and trailers in the lot. A small food-snack shop was there, and order in advance, a dinner from a menu of five choices. Fine. Wi-fi is available anywhere. Just cluster where the signal is strongest.
2. Daniel v. Duvet, in our ground (lower level) room.
Daniel here demonstrates proper Norwegian duvet technique. Norwegian bedding consists of a bottom sheet, and a top duvet, down comforter within casing. For heat and tangle control, extrude feet. If it is really hot, take out the comforter from the sheet sandwich.
The bathroom was down the hall on the lower level where we were, last minute, with the slope down to the fjord outside.
Ladies: sleep in a modest dress, no nighties or jammies, in case you do not get an en suite arrangement, or bathroom attached to bedroom.. I can even go to dinner in mine. Just belt it up. Long heavy-weight T-shirt style, sleeves to elbow that can be rolled up. Multi-purpose packing.
3. Magpie on the Roof
The magpie is smart, strikingly colored in black and white. To find one is not necessarily auspicious. It can be prophetic, so they say; lead to magic circles and healing, or doom.
- See one?
- One for sorrow, two for mirth, three brings a wedding, four is death. Five brings silver, six makes gold, seven is secret, remains untold. Find eight for heaven, nine for hell, and ten? it means the devil's own self. Or some such.
- Old nursery rhyme.
3. Harbor mine or unexploded other mine, WWII.
Do an images search and find that not all WWII water mines were round, with the spikes.