Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Godøy to Alnes traverse, Mar 16 2008
To the Storhornet main page.
Shifting weather on Godøya
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is a cool rock island just outside Goday. I had been wanting
to visit ever since I moved to Ålesund. Not sure quite why, but I just think
it's a cool island.
So on this Sunday, I drove out to Godøya, hoping to find
someone down by the harbor, willing and able to get me to and from the island.
But there was no one there, so I had to think of something else to do.
came up as "something else to do". I had walked the path from
Godøy Skule once before, but I figured I could stop by the WWII historical site
(no: Krigsminnesmerke) and check Johan Roald's hideout during the war. I heard
running water inside, which seemed very practical for those in hiding.
I then moved on to Sloktinden, with the ambition to also visit
Storhornet (497m). I had never walked between two tops, and this was a good opportunity
for walking on new ground. I let my dog Troll out of the backpack and off he
turned quite nasty on top of Sloktinden. We got the "regular"
hailshower, but the weather settled
by the time we reached Storhornet. Watching showers come and go is one of the
many reasons why I frequently visit this island.
The plan had been to descend my ascent route, but now I
decided to return via Alnes and the tunnel. That would make the trip a Godøya
traverse - something I don't think I've done before.
is a multi-purpose tunnel. I met a couple of hikers going up and
down the tunnel. One of them told me this was because it was raining. In other
words, a good walk but without the fresh air...
Troll was quite tired when we were back at the school after
the 3+ hour trip. I had walked 9,5Km+ and Troll had walked 7 of them.
All in all, a fun route that I recommend to others.
Slideshow, all pics on this page:
The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 300D + Canon EF-S
17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6
To the WWII historical site
To Storhornet via Sloktinden
Descent to Alnes
Back to Godøy
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