Taking off the beautiful Finna,
we return for one more night in the cabins. Olli and Jobst
have clients coming in today, and are back to guiding. We look at
flows, and debate what to do. The Skjoli seems like a good idea because
everything else is rather high, and it's typically a bit low.
In route to the river we had some classic Norwegian sights. How people farm a mountain like this is beyond me.
We drive further and take a break at an iconic Norwegian church.
After a significant amount of driving
- Norway rivals California in this regard - we are at put-in. A few
local sheep welcome us.
Elliott - always posing for the shot.
the street from Mr Elliott, is a cabin. In the states this would be
surrounded by "No Trespassing" signs. In Norway, there is a law that if
you own a cabin, it must remain stocked with food and wood for lost
travelers. How cool is that?
We camp at the put-in for the Skojli.
Last night I accidentally abandoned my pants and down jacket at the
cabin. Cold and a bit sore from our non-stop paddling, I'll drive shuttle.
Shuttle on the Skjoli
As a photographer there is no way to resist capturing
images of everyone else kayaking. Rok Sribar followed by Reiner Glanz
and Manu Koehler.
For whatever reason the light today is fantastic - Manu Koehoer.
Turning around and looking downstream at a brief break in the rain; Reiner Glanz.
Non-stop action the Sjkoli, Manu Koeher, Rok Sribar and Reiner Glanz.
Reiner, Rok and Manu flew out of sight. I proceeded to drive
downstream. On the way was this glimpse of the outskirts of Bismo, situated in one of Norway's
many glacial sculpted valleys.
Non-stop the whole way, it's only ten minutes before the guys come around the corner in the scoured riverbed.