Day 1

Since Dallas (in the MG forum) advised me to bring a fuel pump, I had plenty of time in the morning, since MG Service opens at ten o’clock. Unfortunately, he did not have the correct one, but he lent me another one that would work if mine should break down.
Monday has been a beautiful day all the way. I decided to travel to Elverum and go the Østerdalen route towards Trondheim. “Østerdalen” means the East Valley, because it is the easternmost valley in the south of Norway. This is a forest valley, for many a bit boring. But I expected less traffic, so I chose it. On my way back I will probably go through Gudbrandsdalen, my favorite valley in Southern Norway.
I reached Røros at 1630. The car was running smoothly all the way, mostly in fifth gear (yes, it has the Sierra gear box). I hardly heard the motor at all (But my bad hearing may be part of the reason for that :-)). A very pleasant first days drive.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is not so good. So I put up the roof when I parked at Røros Hotel, I just bought a waterproof cover for this purpose. Since that is not good for storing the car indoor all winter, I also bought a nylon one for that purpose.

The first picture shows the car just outside the garage in central Oslo. On the way I wanted a picture of the car in front of an old shed not far from Røros. But I had parked so far out (!) that when I left the car, I fell into the ditch! Looking up, I saw that it might a picture with all the wild flower and the nice sky!


Røros is an old mining town made famous (in Norway) by the author Johan Falkberget. The town is on the World Hertitage list. I took  stroll this evening.


With MG to north of the Polar Circle

On Monday (July 11) I start on a long journey with my MG TD from 1953. I have had some things done to it to get it in good shape for this trip of 1200 km (one way). I will try and reach the ferry from Bodø to Røst on Thursday afternoon. With this car, I have to take it a bit easy, it is after all an old “thing”. I shall try to keep you up-to-date if I can find internet connections on my way. So. for a couple of weeks, this blog will not be Oslo Diary, but a trip to the north.
A few weeks ago my son, Simen,  took this image with his mobile phone.

Hvor i Oslo 63

En ny gatenøtt:

Hvor i Oslo 62

En uke hjemme før jeg drar på ferie til Lofoten. Bilen er innom diverse verksteder for å komme i rett kjøremodus. Mens vi venter, slenger jeg inn en gateoppgave.

Sad Monday in Stavanger

Everything is over once more. And nothing is more sad than “the day after”. All players gone. And everything being removed. On Tuesday you will not be able to see any traces of the 7 courts or the spectators stand on the main court. A happy event, though, with the first podium place for Norway. Skarlund and Spinnangr ended as no 2, an all time best for them. A bit sad for me, my last time here, I have decided.

Stavanger Saturday

Finally. I have been here 11 times before. Never has any Norwegian team reached the semifinal. Not before my last time here. With not-so-good times for the Norwegian beach volleyball teams, one team suddenly grows and steps up to the world top four. I want to thank Martin Spinnangr and Tarjei Skarlund for a wonderful performance!

Stavanger Friday

Since there is not to much space around the waters in Vågen, the organizers have made floating beach volleyball courts! I think this is one only in the world. Two courts are on the barges, and they are well secured in the bottom and the quay.

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