I had been really anxious to visit the factory where the lovely
Rauma wool comes from. It is a family run business and thankfully
their son will take over and it will stay so. We had the FULL guided tour.
Christmas last year they had a terrible flood with muddy water
about 2 feet up in the factory.
Quite a lot of yarn was lost then,but it is running full force and clean
as a whistle now. I couldn't believe with all this loose wool there was not even
any lint about.
|view of mountains and lupine from inside|
|Bale of raw wool|
|Bobbins of one ply yarn ready to be plied|
|Plies made into yarn|
|white wool yarn ready to dye|
|Purple when it comes out this time|
|Red yarn skeined and ready to make into balls|
|One of the owners with my puppet|
I can't believe she actually understood me. She served us coffee and rolls.
|Her husband gave us the tour|
He is holding the Marius genser, their famous copyrighted pullover.
The work force is smaller now with many machines but done to great quality.
|Another color of the "Marius" being linked together|
|Glimakra looms in various stages of weaving|
|finished part of above weaving|
|Glimakra looms sold here too.|
|All colors of Rauma yarn|
|One of their finished sweaters|
|On the way to Trollstigen (The Trolls Ladder)|
Narrow small roads but in excellent shape
|A very old Troll|
|Starting the climb up|
|Clear blue water at the top, just melted ice!|
|View down from top of mountain|
|View upward from same place|
|People hop over the rail and make "troll" cairns|
|The first sod roof I saw, a beautiful one too|
|Base jumping off Trollveggen, very illegal!|
It is strictly forbidden to jump off as many have died here.
|Most people never get to see the top, usually it lives in a cloud|
|Trollveggen, just after the sun went behind it, but it did not set!|
Trollveggen (the Troll wall) is the highest vertical rock face in Europe at 1700m.
It is in the Romsdalen valley near Åndalsnes.
We packed in a lot for one day!!! Fantastic countryside.