Up to Scandinavia : stage 7

Gothenburg, Sweden -> Stockholm, Sweden
487 km dep: 09:20 arr: 18:08
Date: 28/07/2012
Weather: Cloudy with intermittent rain

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I woke up at 04:30 in the morning and it was already bright outside. That dit not prevent me from falling back to sleep but from that point on, I would wake up every hour. At 08:30 I went out of bed and was ready in almost no time.

The trip today was relatively unventful and borderline boring except for a few stretches of curvy roads. I tought I would be going through an interesting part of Sweden but it turned out to be fields and forests with very little terrain.

One thing worth mentionning that I noticed though is that the swedish countryside looks very much that of the Americas. They have a fancy for big trucks and everything motorized. I cruised along for a while with a bunch of Corvette Stingrays and as we got closer to Falköping, I kept seing more and more American vintage cars until we reached the airport where I realized there was a big meetup. There were a lot of camping cars and trailers on the road too and given the amount of campings around, it seems the Swedes are really fond of the outdoors too. With the occasinal rusty car wreck on the side of the road, it reminds me of home.

I made it Stockholm in the planned time and will be spending the next day visiting the city. Since this post was so short, I will add some pictures to make up for it.

2 Replies to “Up to Scandinavia : stage 7”

  1. Le voyage solo peut s’avérer difficile sur le moral; j’espère que tu prends la peine de savourer et de provoquer les contacts humains.
    Avec la rétrospective, il est une chose que je regrette de mes voyages: ne pas avoir eu assez d’audace pour profiter des situations propices aux échanges et aux “expériences humaines”.
    Bref, j’espère que tu profites bien!
    Prends soin de ta moto, c’est ta meilleure amie en ce moment ( et console-toi en te rappelant que j’ai échappé la Harley de mon père lors de notre deuxième rencontre!)

    En espérant que tu trouves ce que tu cherches (ou mieux, que tu trouves ce tu veux chercher…)

    P.S.: Ton blogue gagnerait à être orner de quelques photos supplémentaires.

  2. Enfin des photos! Moi aussi j’ai trouvé les paysages de Suède très similaires aux nôtres. As-tu remarqué la largeur des routes. Encore plus curieux quand tu veux doubler, ce qui m’arrivait souvent avec mon Opel, les gens se tassent sur la voir de secours et te laisse passer. Je me suis une fois trouver à 4 autos de large sur une route à deux voies! Ca m’a calmé pour le reste du voyage en Suède.

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