2013/08/02-03: In Honningsvåg
The planned rendez vous is happening. Kristian arrived last night. Ingrid, having missed a connection last night, is due to arrive today. Tonight they’ll ride to Nordkapp to see the midnight sun. Tomorrow, we set off to the Lofoten Peninsula. For those of you (like me until recently) who do not know where that is, I have marked it with a yellow pin on the map at the right.
Kristian and Ingrid blog at www.biketourblog.wordpress.com, so you can read about this stage of our trip on two blogs.
For this part of the trip we will be mainly camping, with Margo and Kristian catching fish from the sea, so we will be more self-sufficient than usual. Kristian started on this new self-sufficient style this morning by kindly catching us some pollock for supper. Along our way we should get mackerel and even salmon. No license is required for salt water angling from shore in Norway. This camping style will mean internet connections will be less frequent, so we will probably blog using our cell phone.
This stage of the trip looks rather long on the map, because Google Maps use the Mercator projection which exaggerates distances as you go north. If you want to see the effect of this, just zoom out and compare the size of Spain and Norway. Spain is about 1.5 times bigger than Norway, but in this projection Norway looks bigger. Our actual trip is about 1000 km for this leg.