03-Aug-2014 -- This is the last out of five reports reaching confluence points in Southern Norway.
The story starts from 60°N 11°E. The previous visit was 61°N 9°E.
camp night at 1000 m elevation, I had to simply coast down to the confluence point, which is 20 m from the road. It was just 6:30 AM when I reached the confluence point.
The confluence is located on a mowed lawn on a plot with three little cabins on it. Probably these cabins are only used as a weekend-retreat. There is a row of birch and spruce trees aligned at the borders of the plot.
After my visit I had to make my way to Oslo Airport to catch my evening flight back to Zurich. A tiny little bit of time was missing to reach the airport by bicycle. I hurried down to Dokka and then cycled along the shores of the long lake Randsfjorden. At some point I had to catch a bus. At one bus stop I found Norwegian people waiting for the bus (which runs on Sunday only 3 times a day). But the result of half an hour waiting was just 30 minutes less time to catch my flight, but no bus as scheduled.
My last option was hitch-hiking. I was lucky: a German couple with a camper-van took me 40 km further to my goal. But the adventure wasn’t over: I had to ride through the 3.8 km long Lunner tunnel (not suitable for cycles). When I finally came out of the tunnel, a thunderstorm had come up and I had to ride the last 30 km in heavy rain on a road that was probably illegal for cyclists. At least I caught my flight just in time and was home in Zurich at 22 PM.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to the road: 20 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 20 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 20 seconds
- Time at the CP: 6:30 AM
- Measured height: 419 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: flat, but mountainous in the distance
- Vegetation: grass, nearby spruce and birch trees.
- Weather: cloudy, 14° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Airport Hectic Confluence
The story finishes here.
Coordinator's Note: Riding a bike on the motorway is of course illegal, and taking a motorway tunnel is extremely dangerous as well. Please avoid this on any confluence visits in Norway!