I meant to write a travelogue for our journey to Norway to pick up a dog, but I lost like a day's worth of writing. So here are some pictures accompanied by comments and the approximate time they were taken.
23:00. And we're off! We're driving to the ferry, and it's super duper dark outside.
00:00. Arrived at the harbor. There are a whole bunch of semis and only a couple of regular cars.
01:00. Walking to our cabin. The stairways look like something out of Mirror's Edge, and I feel a sudden urge to unleash some sick parkour moves.
01:30. The cabin is small and the beds are uncomfortable, but there's a very enthusiastic magazine on the table encouraging me to "crank it up".
06:00. We've slept for 4 uncomfortable hours, and everyone is pretty tired. Sweden is cold, and the water in the harbor was covered in ice.
08:00. We might be in Norway now? I'm not sure, but we're driving over a weird-looking bridge.
09:00. Headin' to Dingle.
10:00. Harken my words, me hearties. Let me tell you the legend of ol' Captain Blackshoe, The Shoe Pirate. He looted nothing but shoes and opened up a relatively successful shoe shop in Norway. The end.
11:00. The weather's pretty great. Blue sky, clear air, bright sun.
12:00. We make a brief stop in Silent Hill, apparently.
13:00. I think we might have died dead. Heading towards the light.
13:01. Nope, false alarm.
13:30. We eat lunch at a rest stop along the highway. Cold pizza and a can of Coke is fucking DELICIOUS.
13:35. Checking the gas station for snacks, and 27 danish crowns for 80 grams of potato chips? Are you kidding me?
14:00. ICE TO MEET YOU.
15:00. After driving up a terrifying ice-covered mountainside, we arrive at Geir's house/dog kennel. He wasn't actually holding a moose head when we arrived, but he was in engine grease up to his elbows, since he was fixing his car.
15:05. We meet the dogs. They're pretty great.
15:06. Nom nom nom. Satzu chewing on some puppies.
15:10. Geir invites us in for tea and coffee. He also shows us the giant, stuffed lynx he shot and killed.
15:15. There were also horses.
15:30. We head back to a nearby inn. The place is so Norwegian I don't even know.
18:00. Dinner! Potatoes, delicious brown sauce and some terrible frikadeller. Also bread and crackers.
09:00. Breakfast! Enjoying the view.
11:00. Geir arrives with Nova, our new puppy. He says goodbye, and she's a little scared.
11:30. We get to know Nova, and she sleeps a little bit.
12:00. Off we go, heading back to Denmark. Nova sleeps in her transport box, cuddled up with her mother's blanket.
12:30. Suddenly we're IN AMERICA.
12:35. Ah yes, the proud city of Dumbass.
13:30. Lunch at an old fishing shack. Nova is in the black transport cage.
15:00. We take a brief detour through Chernobyl and encounter an Anomaly. No casualties.
17:00. Arrived at the harbor, waiting for the ferry to show up. I watch MST3K while snacking on peanuts and Italian sausage. Good times.
19:00. Chilling in the cabin. Nova is sleeping on my dad.
6:20. Time to wake up. Slept absolutely terribly, and I've apparently gotten a light fever. I completely forgot to take any pictures because I was busy not throwing up.
8:00. Back in good old Denmark, and we're taking a break to grab some fresh air and eat some food.
10:00. We arrive home, and my dad carries Nova into the house. Fuck it's good to be home.
Ladies and gentlemen, after 1143 kilometers in car, 19 hours on boat and 20.000 kroner, I present to you: Nova.
She enjoys oranges, small sticks and chewing on my hair.