October 1, 2007

Aug. 9: Skei — Voss

From Skei, we traveled to Gudvangen where we took the well-known "Norway in a Nutshell" trip.

We had nice weather again for the lovely ferry ride on Nærøyfjorden, and we were fortunate to get great seats on the top level of the ferry.

We stopped for lunch in Flåm and then boarded the famous Flåm Railway for the 13-mile trip up the valley and above the treeline to Myrdal. From Myrdal, we took a different train to Voss, where we stayed in a nice hotel 100 meters from the train station and in a perfect setting next to a large lake.

Despite the many beautiful sights we saw that day, the highlight of the day was when our bus driver Anders met us at the train station dressed in his cool European tank top and shorts. That evening, we had our seminar in the form of a walk around the lake. Kara, Tina, and Anders swam in the cold lake, and Andy got in one of his longer runs here.