Unfortunately that was about as good as Rygg got for me, within a day of arriving (and after tolling in the fields) I acquired the most bazaar illness I have ever had. It felt like I had a bad cold without a blocked nose or cough and only very slight headache and sore throat. The most interesting thing about it was that I seemed to have no ability to regulate my own body temperature… it ranged between 35 and 38OC but it got as high as 38.4OC and as low as 33.2OC (oh and I didn’t feel cold either)!!! It was quite amusing really, if I eat tea just before going to bed I would heat up and start sweating heaps for half the night then I would start to get cold towards morning. Well it kept me amused as least while Rolf and Eden when kayaking.
Ahh... what a nice group photo
Anyhow Friday night rolled around and the boys decided to sample the night life in Sandane (the nearest town to Rygg). We had seen a lot of pretty girls around but we figured that most of them were either at school or had just left… perfect. In Norway you go to school until 19 so that last sentence is not quite as bat as it sounds but Rolf summed up how pointless the night out was going to be even better when telling Eden to shave his moustache off because “you don’t want to look like a dirty old man when your chasing 16 year olds!” Now that’s an oxymoron if ever I’ve heard one. Yes and as you guessed already town was a big disappointment. I dropped the boys off and hung out for about an hour (which was when they were ready to come home too). Hot tip everybody - if your in
Margret and Kristoffer Arnestad who own the collection of Old Norwegian relics
Rygg was not without an interesting side though. One cool thing we did was to have a look around the house of an older couple we met through Rolfs relatives. They had turned the place into a museum or sorts with a massive collection of Old Norwegian relics. The collection included a 4000 year old stone axe and some 1200 year old letters written on dear skin.
Kristoffer giving a history lesson. He didn't speak any English so I'm not sure how much we actually learnt
Their back yard was also the site of an ancient Indian burial ground… no wait I’m in
I don't think this guy was so happy to be an exhibit however
Kristoffer is also a keen artist and was happy to show us his collection of paintings