In Norway, June of 2022.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Gravenhurst, Ontario. Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Greenwich, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 3rd.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Now very close to our ferry departure to Norway

We had been parked overnight at an area that is very popular with hikers and bikers so it only made sense to go for a bike ride before we left. Ruth had read that there is a 12 km (7.5 mile) bike route around the lake, so I got the bikes off and we went for a ride.

Temperature never got much above 13C (55F), and there was not much sunshine, but there was also no wind to speak of.

We had to go through a few gates and fields, and stopped along the way to say hello to the sheep.

These ones didn't quite know what to think of us.

This part of the path followed beside the road. 
Denmark is very much like Netherlands... cycle paths everywhere.

Scenery along the way.

Ruth on her bike.

A plaque marks the spot where they found Tollund Man in 1950, a very well preserved corpse from the 5th century BC.

Our path through the bog.

Just enjoying the view.

More scenery.

We came across this little cabin.

There was a guest book inside open to this page...

Some type of swan with little ones.

This beautiful property overlooks the lake.

Back at Max, we got things ready to hit the road again. The plan was to head to the town of Bronderslev where they have a free motorhome parking area with a free water fill and dump station. We figured we might as well have Max totally prepared in case things are not as easy as we have read when we arrive in Norway tomorrow.

Churches along the way.

We arrived at the motorhome parking area in Bronderslev (pop 12,000) and there was only one other rig there. Which was surprising because I had read that it was normally a fairly busy spot because it's so close to the Norway ferry departure point. We did the chores of emptying and refilling, and then parked opposite at the far end to try to be as far away from anybody else. After yesterday's experience with someone parking so close to us despite there being so much available space, we chose an end spot so that at least we were guaranteed an open view out one side!

And what happened??

As evening came on, more motorhomes and vans arrived. They all lined themselves up against the trees opposite us. Then, sure enough... one unit pulls in right beside us!

Yes, this is how much empty space there is.

And this is how close this guy parks to us!
(Max is the one with the bikes on the back).
We just can't figure it out.

We thought about moving, and we almost did. But by this time, it was almost dusk and we would be closing the blinds soon anyhow. But to me, the worst part about motorhoming is opening your blind the next morning to see another motorhome parked six feet away. It's one of the many reasons we don't stay in RV parks. Might as well just keep the blind closed at that point. We're going to have to buy some orange cones or something and block off the spaces close to us!

Anyhow, we went for a walk to a nearby park. The Danish sure do like their beautiful parks!

They have about 6 or 8 of these industrial heavy duty robot lawn mowers.
They probably go 24 hours a day.

Robot lawnmower charging station.

I looked it up... those mowers cost $2,500 USD each. 

What a pretty spot.

It's always good to take a moment to smell the flowers!

So, we are now only about 35 kms (22 miles) to the coastal town of Hirtshals and our ferry departure point to Norway. Our ferry leaves tomorrow June 1st at 12:15pm, but we will arrive in town today just to relax and wander around. We also need to stock up on some groceries and fill Max's fuel tank one more time. Fuel is more expensive in Norway. We also need to find out where to pick up the transponder for the toll roads and ferries.

So, we are almost done our month long driving marathon to get from Romania to Norway! Soon time to relax on the driving and do some hiking!


And in Canada...


  1. Love photos of the our dogs loves to smell flowers on a walk. Maybe the RVers park so close to avoid haphazard parking if the lot gets crowded so they automatically start aligning themselves accordingly. Luckily it only happens to you a few times so that's a good thing :-)

    1. That park was gorgeous, we have never seen so many rhododendron bushes together in one place and ones that were that big and that colourful, we really enjoyed that pretty park.

      We have no idea why they do it! There was absolutely no way that parking lot was going to fill up before the evening was done! We really don't understand their thought process and I guess that we never will. Unfortunately it has happened to us three times in the last three nights, we really do our best to park well away from everyone but inevitably someone almost always parks beside us, we just can't figure it out!

  2. Ohmigoodness that park is stunning! I guess those robotic lawnmowers must be very advanced technologically not to go off course or fall into the water. Would love to get one for our grass if the price were a lot lower, but I can't imagine how they wouldn't veer off into the woods. We have a Roomba robotic vacuum for inside the house, and there's a little signal thing you can put to block off an area of the house, but only one of them. And I totally don't get someone parking right beside you...why do people DO that? We rarely stayed anywhere in our motorhome that didn't have designated sites (campgrounds/RV parks), so we didn't really have that issue, but it would annoy us to no end. If we had our choice of sites, we always tried to pick the ones that were the farthest from the neighbors.

    1. We totally agree with you, that park was stunning for sure. I can't get over how a small town can has such an amazing park as this one did! I would think that they must be able to program in the coordinates for the area that they have to cut. We actually stood there a couple of times watching the different mowers and the one by the water always stop far enough away that it wouldn't fall in and another stopped right at the edge of the pathway. We have seen smaller versions of these in people's private yards as well. They are very much like the robotic vacuums, it will be interesting to see how long before these catch on back home in Canada or the US.

      When we park in a campground we also try to pick the furthest site away and we also like this time try to park where we would only have someone on one side of us, of course when you are boondocking or dry camping there are no rules so people have the right to park wherever they want and so many times it is right beside you. We have seen this happen just about anywhere we have traveled by RV, luckily as we said the units here rarely have a generator so at least we don't have to worry about the noise.


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