Norwegian Mountains, M°re og Romsdal
Rinden, May 29 2007
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My colleague Vidar and I had been talking about Rinden for quite a while, until I called
him the evening before and suggested we'd stop talking and go there. Vidar agreed,
and after work in Ulsteinvik, we headed towards Sands°ya. The weather was brilliant. Vidar had
never been to Rinden before, so this would be the first visit for the both of us. Vidar and I
visited Igesundhetta earlier in 2007, and Keipen
on Skorpa in 2006.
We took the ferry from Larsnes, and after a short stop in ┼ram, we arrived Voksa. We drove to Sands°ya
and found the trailhead using the GPS. A guy told us to park down by the school, and so we did.
16:45PM, we were on our way. My dog Troll was keeping us company in the backpack. He likes
a soft start to his walks...
We had no problems following the path up the ridge. We came across 3 deer high
on the ridge. I guess the times when these animals are shy in the daytime, are long gone. A nice sight -
deer with the ocean as the background.
A bit up the ridge, Troll was let out of the backpack, and we reached the top 17:40PM.
We only stayed for 10 minutes, because we wanted to get the 19:00PM ferry
from Voksa. There's no fun in waiting 1,5 hours for the next one. This afternoon certainly invited
for a longer stay at the top, but I wanted to get back to ┼lesund before it was too late in the evening.
I noticed the island Riste, which could not be reached through public transport. I suggested to
Vidar that we should go there in Vidar's boat later in the summer, and he reckoned that the island
was in reasonable distance from Nerlands°ya, where we would depart from. I look forward to that trip.
Tops that are harder to get to, somehow tastes better.
We were back down at the school 18:40PM, and had ample time before the ferry. I get amused by those
ferries where some cars board the normal way, and some cars board in reverse. The car ahead of us was
obviously prepared for both ways.