We sat through a torrential downpour around breakfast time but it didn't last. We retraced our way back to Indre Arna, stopping for a resupply and wifi at the Rema 1000 at Knarvik on the way. We set the satnav for Voss (Vossevangen on the map) as there is a campsite there. Upon arrival, we could tell immediately that it wasn't our sort of site - jam packed and a large children's area and a swimming pool. The next one was Saue Camping - we went in and they had space but it wasn't really a site for tourers so on we went. The next one, or so we thought, was Taulen Camping, but before we reached it, we came across Tvinde Camping where we were transfixed by an amazing series of tumbling waterfalls from high above - Tvindefossen. It's very well known with coach parties milling around but the adjacent campsite is very nice and so we booked in.
This evening, I walked a winding uphill route to the top of the waterfall which was worth doing.
Although it was grey and overcast this morning the view across the water was still lovely, but we had the best of it yesterday evening, when the light on the water was constantly changing through shimmering shades of pink and silver. We even had a rainbow.
We retraced a large part of yesterday's drive before turning off the road to head north east on the E16, leaving the expanses of sea, islands, and bridges, always with layers of hills fading into the distance in the background, behind us, and heading back to the gorges and waterfalls, and tunnels and roads cut into the sheer rough, rocky mountainsides of the more majestic fjords.
We rejected the first two campsites we stopped at, the first in the centre of Voss, and are so glad we did. The spectacular view from where I am sitting couldn't be more different from last night's. The site is laid out around the base of the beautiful , multi-stranded Tvindefossen Waterfall, said to be 152 metres high. The roar of the waterfall drowns out any noise from the main road! It is hard to take your eyes off the mesmerising sight of it.
We dined well tonight on some of the mackerel Geoff was given last night, with the rest of it, and salmon, cooked ready to enjoy cold tomorrow night. My filleting of it in order to pan-fry it wasn't exactly expert, but I was pretty pleased with the result of my first effort.