The ferry at Svinesund Norway side (ca 1800 by J.W. Edy) More…
Detailed map of route from Svinesund to Soner [Såner] Smaalehnenes Amt, Ramm & Munthe (1826)
Westgaard (and Helle) A quite lovely handpainted map from 1804 (source: kartverket) shows both Helle (“supprimée”) and Westgaard not far from Svinesund. (see bigger version on this page)
Pork Pancakes ‘Fleskepannekake’ is a pancake fried together with diced salty bacon. Today it’s often eaten with either syrup or a blueberry jam on top… get the recipe
“Handbook says we may go by Helle or Westgaard -“
Anne Lister mentions, while in Sweden, buying a little Norway road book (1829) and later writes to Mariana to “buy the ‘Handbook for Northern Europe‘, published by Murray last summer” (i.e. 1838) if she would “wish to pursue us more minutely thro’ our wanderings” (Letter to Mariana Lawton, Moscow November 18, 1839)
Drammen (more info and imageds for Drammen coming soon)
Kongsberg was founded by Danish-Norwegian king Christian IV as a mining community in 1624 after the discovery of silver. In the second year, the town of Kongsberg and the Kongsberg Silver Mines were built.