Hello, I'm popping in to post a short report and a link to my gallery of photos from my tour.
This year i again went to Sweden, but also made it to Denmark for 3 days. I started out by riding towards Turku and got caught in a thunderstorm with rain and hail. After taking cover twice, for maybe 1 ½ hours total, I saw the sky clearing up and rode on. I camped in a small village called Pörtom, and after a slightly wet night i rode on. Made it 210km when I noticed the weather change drasticvally for the worse and after confirming with my brother I got on a bus for the rest of the way. Spent a day in Turku and then took a ferry to Stockholm the next evening, arriving at 07:35 in the morning.
Rode to Järna, a bit south of Södertälje and visited friends, then made for Malmö. Along the way I staid at a very nice B&B next to lake Madkroken, met master pipe-maker Love Geiger and enjoyed the landscape. The weather was mostly good for these 6 days. Visited a friend from IRC in Malmö, staid 2 days and took a daytrip to Copenhagen for some shopping and lunch. Took the train back to Copenhagen later and rode west towards Holbaek and camped in a small patch of forest. The next day i rode to Sjaellands Odde and took the express ferry to Ebeltoft where I met a russian street musician who was hitchiking around europe living off his guitar. After listening to his evening concert we went to a grocery store, got some wine and made dinner in a football field. Made camp in some bushes 15km from the town.
Rode on north, stopped at a campsite 60km south of where I rented a cabin and cleaned up, and the next day I rode to Fredrikshavn. Most of the days and all the nights were rainy, so I was looking forward to living in a apartment for a few days :-)
My sister met me att the ferry terminal in Göteborg, and guided me to her apartment and the trams.
Went out for dinner with her and her fiancé and spent the next day on the town and met a old friend.
After attending my aunts 50th birthday party I rode northwest towards Örebro, sticking to smaller roads most of the time, taking in the views and climbing a mountian called Kinnekulle, elevation 306m/1003' and got a new max speed coming down :-)
Camped two nights, then staid at another friends house in Örebr for a day, and rode back to Järna in 2 days. Took the train most of the way into central Stockholm and got on the ferry back to Turku where I once again met my brother and decided to take a train the next day because of the weather and the light case of the cold i had pciked up.
The pictures are here