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Published: June 24th 2017
Sitting Area on Ferry to Horten
Extremely neat and well maintained.
The trip to Horten from Fjallbacka is only about a two and a half hour drive thanks to a short ferry ride across the Oslo Fjord which saves about three hours driving time to Oslo and then back down the western side of the fjord to Horten. (See map).
We arrived at Hege and Bjorge's house on Friday 16 June. Hege and May Elise met us with a wonderful welcome. Bjorge owns and operates a business which provides sound systems for various concerts and festivals. He is very busy this time of year and we didn't see him until Saturday morning. It was just fantastic to reconnect! We were last in Norway in 2000 when May Elise was just three years old. May Elise, Hege and Bjorge were in Minnesota in 2015 but we had never met Tage and Victoria. Tage is now 16 years old with a great sense of humor and loves to give hugs. Victoria is eight and we have come to refer to her as the "wild child". She is non-stop activity and always on the move!
Saturday was a beautiful day and we took a trip to the southern tip of the peninsula to
an area called "Werdens Ende" which translates to "End of the World". Apparently the early settlers in the area believed that they could go no further south! It is an absolutely gorgeous park on the sea with unique rock outcroppings and extremely windy. On the way, we stopped to visit a Viking ship reconstruction.
We all stopped at Hege's parents' house on the way home. Rolf and Vigdis also live in Horten in a lovely condo with views of the sea. Vigdis prepared a true Norwegian treat of waffles, berries and ice cream! All in all, a busy but thoroughly enjoyable day.
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