My Adventure Story
A grey and snowy day, but not too cold (-6° C) as long as you're not standing on a beach in the wind... which we did. We drove southwest to the next couple of fjords over; this stretch is well-known for its beautiful beaches and there are many summer houses here. We stopped at a UNESCO approved geopark, Mølen, where there are some large cairns built by the Vikings. The whole beach is covered in round rocks (apparently, 'cause we couldn't tell with all the snow), and there are pedestals with different rock types sitting on them with a descriptive plaque for each rock type. These Norwegians know what's important! Once we were thoroughly frozen we headed back to the car.
We drove to Stavern for lunch and had some nice fish and chips with a beer. After sitting and chatting for a bit we braved the cold again and took a short walk through Fredriksvern Verft. This shipyard was created by King Fredrik the 5th (of Denmark/Norway) in Jan 1750. It was starting to get late so we drove back to Sandefjord, stopping briefly to see the site where one of the Viking ships (Gokstad) on display in Oslo was dug up.
It's interesting to drive through the Norwegian version of "cottage country" in the middle of winter on a weekday: not surprisingly, there are few vehicles and fewer pedestrians.