The last report from the summer vacation
Summer vacation 2016 continued…
On this Saturday morning, Anne and I said goodbye to my mom in Brønnøysund and thanked her for the hospitality and the nice trips we made together. Then we headed south, aiming for my home on Sunnmøre. The only question was whether we should drive all the way that day, or not. We found that there was no need to make that decision early in the day.
We reached the top 12:10pm – 30 minutes and 2,6km after leaving the car. There was a building on top, with a “Fagerliklumpen” signpost. The views were not as good as I could have hoped for, but I didn’t go up this mountain for the views. I went up her because I want to reach my goal of minimum 100 new mountain tops per year. That’s 2 per week, and winters in Norway can be rough. So I have to be extra busy in the summertime. Fagerliklumpen was #68 in 2016 (counting tops with a primary factor > 100m). Only 32 to go…
The hike down went fast. We returned to the car 20 minutes after leaving the top, and soon we were back on the E6.
We found that Sunnmøre had nothing but bad weather to offer us on Sunday, so Anne proposed that we could drive to the Fosenhalvøya peninsula and spend the night there. I found that to be a great idea. We left E6 at Røra, crossed Inderøya and aimed for Brekstad on Ørlandet. Anne wanted to look for a place to stay the night at Austrått, but there was only only camping, it seemed full, the manager was not to be found and no one answered the phone.
I followed RV710 from Brekstad, turned right onto FV231 the road to Vestrått and followed this road until I saw the Sankthansholet signpost, where I turned left onto a gravel road (I had found a trip report on Peakbook.org by someone who hiked from here). I drove until the road forked and parked there.
We (Karma and I) were now heading into Langedalen valley and the path was easy to follow. At one place there was a rope, and I didn’t quite understand why someone would need that rope. Perhaps people in all ages go here.
On top of Langedalen, the path turned west and soon I could see Osplikammen ahead of me. We reached the top 6:06pm, 30 minutes and 2km after heading out from the car. The views didn’t blow my mind but the weather was not too great, either. We took the same route down and were back at the car 6:38pm.
Back at the hotel, I found that the nap had done Anne good and she wanted to go for dinner. There was a large, private party in the main restaurant. Other guests were confined to a smaller area close to the bar. A busy waiter brought us the menu. I chose to go for “Verdens beste laks” (the best salmon in the world) – yes, the menu said so and my expectations were nothing but high. We also ordered beer, wine and water. The waiter didn’t bring the menus with her and never returned with water. After 20 minutes, I went to the bar and helped myself.
After dessert, we went up to our room to watch Germany and Italy fight for a place in the Euro 2016 semifinals. We had been looking forward to this game all day. Fortunately, this game ran on TV2, as none of the other TV channels worked!
Due to the late served dinner, we came late into the game. This was a thriller of a game which ran into extra time. Then, after 5 minutes in the 2nd half of the extra time, the TV signal froze. Now I really –hated- this hotel and we went down to the pub by the reception where a group of people watched the game via a laptop, projected onto a canvas. The game went to a tie and the signal froze just before the penalty shoot-out. Imagine the sound from the disappointed audience. I now realized that TV2 Sumo was to blame – for this particular channel – and not the hotel. Fortunately, the signal came back just as the first penalty went and we were able to see the rest of it also. I had already told Anne earlier in the day that Germany would win. “Football is a game played by 22 players and in the end, Germany wins”. And Germany won.
And on that note, my trip reports from our 2016 summer vacation has also come to an end.
Pictures from the hike: