We as a family are doing our best to be more active about taking more family walks/hikes on the weekend.
Last weekend was such a weekend, but our time was really cut short so we drove to a fairly easy route - a gravel road that follows the power lines into the wilderness between where we live and Bergen. It's a very popular route as the road is flat and well maintained by the city, and has enough hills, dips and turns to provide exercise for all ages and skill abilities. This weekend that we were here, we met an awful lot of people - other families such as ours, seniors out for their daily walks, hard core trainers running with headphones attached to their ears as well as those new to exercise who were obviously working up their strength and endurance.
And of course my kids need to take the opportunity to be really tough and sit for a few minutes high under the overpass, with the cars passing directly over their heads.
We park our car at a parking spot just off the highway. It is here that many park their cars before taking buses into Bergen. We then cross the road and make our way to the pedestrian over cross.
Here is the view to the left of the over cross.
But only 20 meters from the overpass the gravel road starts. We can hear cars driving pass us for about 15 minutes. But after that we have moved far enough away from the main highway that we only hear the birds and the last of the summer insects buzzing.My son insisted that I take this picture because he was convince that the possibility that this hole led to a magical underground kingdom was better than average.
Small corners of the forest that look like fairy tales where trolls live.After walking for an hour, we reach a nice meadow. It was here we rested and had a bite to eat before heading back.