Day 11. Alta – Repvåg. 153 km.

Posted: July 18, 2012 in Cycling, Norway
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I was keen to leave super early today now that my bike was roadworthy. It was pouring with rain at 2:30 when I planned to start getting into action. I got up, had breakfast, and, when back in the tent, I thought, why do I need to leave now? I got back into the sleeping back, and fell asleep to the sound of the rain on the tent.

At 5:00 it stopped raining (heavily), and I started to pack. By 6 I was on my way. Clouds and grey were the theme of the weather today. It didn’t rain heavily again, though.

Leaving Alta

Leaving Alta

Leaving Alta

Leaving Alta

The road then started to climb to end up in an open, barren plateau.

Up to the barren plateau

Up to the barren plateau

The barren plateau

The barren plateau

The barren plateau

The barren plateau

After lunch at Skaidi where I met with Chris yesterday, I crossed over to the shore at Olderfjord and then followed the coastal road north. The sun started to poke through the clouds on occasions which made the road and some of the fishing villages look even nicer.

Fishing village

Fishing village

The coastal road

The coastal road

There were some tunnels. On the longest one there was a cool system for cyclists to loan reflective safety vests. You pick up one in a box on one side of the tunnel and leave it in the box on the other side.

My borrowed yellow vest

My borrowed yellow vest

The coast road continued to Repvåg.

The road to Repvåg

The road to Repvåg

The road to Repvåg

The road to Repvåg

Crossing into Nordkapp county

Crossing into Nordkapp county

 

 

 

Repvåg is a small fishing village perched on a rocky barren peninsula sticking out from the mainland. It feels like the end of the earth. I like that!

I stayed in a hut. This way my tent won’t be blown away, and I can dry out the tent and some clothes.

My hut at Repvåg

My hut at Repvåg

 

There is also a hotel and restaurant here, which made me some nice fish.

Chris is staying in Honningsvåg. I plan to go under the big tunnel tomorrow morning and catch up with him there. Might see the Nordkapp tomorrow!

Comments
  1. […] Day 11. Alta – Repvåg. 153 km. High tundra plain and windy coastal road. The North Cape is approaching! […]

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