Northcape we’re on our way!
We’re on the road!
On Saturday we started our trip around the Baltic Sea, as #1 we were the first ones to leave at 12.15. First goal, the ferry Puttgarden – Rodby, we had some trouble getting out of Hamburg, but the rest was smoothly. Unfortunately we had to wait quite some time to get on the ferry, together with a lot of other teams.
In Denmark we had to collect our sponsored XRay energy drinks. So it wasn’t an option to do the first road book mission near Ystad, instead we drove to Hubbestad. That means taking the short ferry between Helsingor and Helsinborg, while crossing the border we found a polite border patrol who signed our car for one of the picture challenged, eventually we arrived around 22hr in Hubbestad.
Our goal for Sunday was to get to Filipstad, but first get some gas in Jonkoping. That didn’t work out, as our LPG connection does not fit… The ride went smoothly and even managed to find a horse for the picture challenge ‘Horsepower’ 🙂
We stopped in Vadstena to find a big boulder, made a trick shot to made it even look bigger. Rest of the ride was quite smooth as well and we got in Filipstad at 18hr together with another team. Had a nice dinner and even made a campfire (to avoid the mosquitos)
Plan for Monday was to finish somewhere beyond Östersund, quite a drive!
We left a little late to drop off our passenger and get petrol (again)…
We did a lot of driving, without any major problems, the weather was good, had a nice lunch at a lake somewhere, so nothing to complain!
Finally we ended in Strömsund, together with a lot of other teams, helped one team of some beer they were afraid of bringing to Norway…
The effect of Midsommar is clearly, at 23.30 it is still as bright as during the rest of the day, very confusing…