The cabin day was one of our most magical days in Norway. After an exhausting previous day we drove the road back, getting more strawberries, at a leisurely pace. We stopped at alpine lakes to read a bit, made some tea, took naps next to waterfalls laying on warm rocks, and really made it a priority to just feel present. We are good at adventure, we are good at backpacking something exhausting and then doing it again the next day. We are not as good at stopping along a road for a little walk. This day we embraced that slow, meandering pace instead. We took multiple ferries that day and drove through cute fjord coast towns stacked up hills.
We had such fantastic weather that when it started to drizzle we were able to rejoice in it a bit and enjoy the deeper saturation of color the landscape around us took on. Finally driving into Saebo in the early evening we decided maybe tent camping wasn't in the cards, and then we happened upon a spot that had mini cabins with roofs covered in grass and flowers. An old man greeted us and pretty much only spoke Norwegian, after a lot of hand signals, we had secured a cabin with a stove, fridge, porch, and a bed for only $40! We were absolutely giddy.
Went to the local grocery store and got lamb, veggies, and wine, made a slow dinner in our cabin with the windows open and sounds of the stream nearby coming in. After dinner the rain stopped, gave us a little rainbow and we went to the little pier nearby, I brought a kite that I randomly decide to pack. Sadly the kite was missing a brace, alas I inserted a stick and it flew anyway. Just one of those evenings that goes slow and feels a little magical.
We read books that night and Joshua popped out at 3am to snap the photos below which are from 3am, it really was pretty much never dark.
Woke up the next day and made a breakfast of crepes with yogurt and fruit with bacon and eggs. It was such a simple stop but it came at just the right time and filled us with just the right things. It was hard to get into the car and leave.