Around the Pond: 5000 km on the North Sea Cycle Route

The ferry to Scotland is leaving Bergen in a week, so I have some time to spend. I don't have a ticket for the ferry yet, but I hope that won't be a problem.

In the morning I ride into the city centre to end the never ending story of the guidance wheel. If everything went right (for once) the package should be waiting for me at the post office.

After a bit of searching I find the main post office, and ... the package is there! :-)

After making sure the package really contains the part I need I ride around the harbour for half an hour. I see an internet cafe and spend an hour or two updating the blog.

Now I just need the ticket for the ferry to scotland. I had tried to book the ticket via internet, but that wasn't possible. I check with two travel agencies. Both had no contracts with the ferry operator. One travel agent gives me the phone number of the shipping company - the wrong one, but the spirit counts...

As I am pushing my bike through the pedestrian area I get approached by one shop owner. We talk a while about the bike and the North Sea Cycle route. After a while he takes out his mobile phone and calls his wife, who works for the local newspaper. A few minutes later I am again interviewed for the paper. (The article can be found here, no idea how long it will stay online)

Back at the camping site I replace the guidance wheel and ride once around the lake. It is nice to have a silent bike again!

Day 50 - July 22th: Stavanger


Distance: 21.93 km
© Thomas Stets
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