Nordkapp Adventure

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  1. Sundowners

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    Nordkapp Adventure – 25.5.13
    Had a good trip through north Europe to catch the ferry at Travemunde for Malmo, Sweden. Traffic too fast on the motorways in Germany for us though. Ferry almost empty, spent the nine hour crossing in a first class lounge and really had the ship all to ourselves. Spent the last two nights camping by the sea and were given a couple of garfish by local fishermen which soon went on the BBQ. Weather was glorious yesterday and have just been told the weather for the next week should be between 20 & 25 degrees, can’t be bad.
    Writing this in McD’s at Halmstad on the coast and now heading inland on E26 heading for Jonkopping on our way north.
    Hopefully more later.
    Nigel, Pamala, Garry & Chris.
     
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    Very envious. Sun is shining in Lincolnshire today, for a change, but it's not very warm.

    Hope you have a wonderful time. Looking forward to hearing more of your adventures.
     
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    Please send some of your wether here {Urgent}


    Have a good trip.

    Mel & Lieve
     
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    Sounds lovely. Wish we were there! Thetford is sunny with a coolbreeze. Had three layers and gloves on when I ventured out, so much better than yesterday though! Do not hurry home! Jane, bob and Izzy :)
     
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    Hi Guys sounds great that's our next big trip. We're heading off to Alaska in 2 days
     
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    Really jealous - as you know we had hoped to do Norway this year - however we have just got the ideal vehicle which we have been looking for for a while now- hope all goes well and have a great time
     
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    I've caught a few Garfish when working in the Gulf, they didn't taste too bad but the bright green bones put me off:Eeek:
     
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    Hi Guys
    Glad all is going well, free dinner too, lol the fish on the bbq.

    Keep in touch as its great to hear about new places.

    Pat and Neil
     
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  9. JockandRita

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    Hi Pamala & Nigel, Chris & Garry,

    Good to hear that all four of you are enjoying yourselves.

    Keep the updates coming, and have a great time everyone. :thumb:

    Safe travels,

    Jock & Rita.
     
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    Hi Nigel, Pamala, Garry & Chris.

    Today we arrived in Sweden and at the moment, sunday evening May 26th we are in Ullared which is about 70 km away from Halmstad
    Tomorrow we will visit the cheapest warehouse in Scandinavia: Gekas in Ullared and after that continue up north.

    We dont know yet which road we will take but we will pass Mora which is on the E45 as well

    We might use a dutch campingsite at Johannesholm which is about 35 km south of Mora.

    Have a great trip
    Paul and Ineke
     
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    Travels to Nordcapp

    Hi- pleased to hear everything is going well, we are in Finland at the moment,travelling round the National parks.
    The weather here is hot and sunny, we have only had one days rain since we left the Uk 5 weeks ago.
    :Cool:
    Hope you enjoy Nordcapp

    Steve and Sue
     
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    Nordkapp Adventure 2
    Enjoying a great trip up the middle of Sweden on the Inlandswag Road. We are at Ostersund on our way to Stromsund on the E45, where we join The Wilderness Road, a 300 mile detour. We hope to find a nice spot in the forest by a lake where we hope to camp up for about a week, try our fishing skills and cooking our catch on the campfire, where we will also experiment cooking bread in a makeshift camp oven. The weather is glorious and is said to be like this for the next week or so, when the temp. will drop to 15 degrees.
    Took a scenic route today driving through mountainous areas with beautiful scenery and snowcapped mountains.
    Having trouble finding lpg places to fill our bottles, not needed yet, but would have liked to top up before heading bush. Will have to boil all our water on the campfire for washing dishes and clothes and showers, and also cook on it, so will save some gas. Diesel equivalent to £1.45 per litre, very happy with that. Went to a grocery store yesterday and the prices again were not as high as we expected. Haven’t got to Norway yet, supposed to be high prices there, will update you on that when we get there.
    Plenty of places to camp for the night, used a few aires, getting water and dumping no problems.
    Roads have been excellent, started to get some frost heaves (where the road is effected by frost and leaves ‘sleeping policemen’ type bumps, but you can see them in plenty of time as the trucks leave tyres marks for you see.
    Haven’t seen any wildlife yet, keep looking out for moose, but they probably become more active around dawn and dusk, might not see them until further north. It got dark around midnight last night and it was light at 2.30 am – soon be light all night long.
    We lit a campfire last night and sat round it till about 11 p.m. it was a lovely evening.
    That’s it for now – after camping in the forest we will be heading North to Kiruna, then on to Senja, Norway to hopefully meet up with Dave & Pat (Snowbird) and Steve (Norway an RVOC member). Can’t remember if I mentioned this in previous post, so excuse us if we repeat ourselves.
    Thank goodness for McD’s.
    Till next time.
    N,P,G & C
     
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    Hi Nigel, Pamala, Garry & Chris.

    We are at Johanesholm near Mora at the moment and you will lose us as your shadow soon. We will continue a bit further north and than go to the south west coast of Norway just below Trondheim.

    We have not been there for ages so w'd better refresh our memory :thumb:

    Its a pity you have not seen much wildlife sofar, but we are sure you will see many many reindeer soon.
    We have seen two moose many many deer and one fox

    Have fun

    Paul and Ineke
     
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    Nordkapp Adventure 3
    Yesterday we left our idyllic camping spot which we were hoping to find on our trip. We stayed 5 nights. After leaving Stromsund we travelled on a dirt road, parallel with The Wilderness Road and was hoping to find a spot alongside a lake to do some fishing, but, unusually couldn’t find a pull-in big enough for the two of us to camp up for a few days, we went down some tracks while Garry & Chris waited just in case there wasn’t enough space for them to turn around beings they are towing a trailer, but couldn’t find a thing, eventually deciding to head for an aire that we had marked on the map before leaving the UK. On the way we had to cross a dam and saw a small track on the left and us being the scout truck went to have a look, and there it was, our ideal spot we had been looking and hoping for. We were fully loaded with fuel, water and food, enough to last quite a few days, especially if we cooked on the campfire and used the water from the lakes for washing clothes and dishes.
    The weather has been glorious, we mustn’t complain, we know, but the temp. reached 96 degrees for two days, now that is just too hot for comfort, thankfully it cooled down in the evening and was good to sleep. Overcast today, but gives us a bit of relief, but supposed to be turning warm again.
    It’s such a shame we don’t know how to post pictures, as we would love you all to share what we are seeing.
    We would have no hesitation in coming back, the people here are so friendly and accommodating, the roads are good, well signposted, we love the countryside and we have even seen some wildlife, one moose yesterday and another today. We are sure our camping spot had been frequented by bears, we believe we saw evidence that had left behind, have to have that confirmed as yet. Nigel saw a wolf leaving the waters edge at our camping spot.
    The campfire has been a success, even cooked a loaf of bread in our makeshift oven, heated all the water from the lake we needed for showers, washing etc. Plenty of wood to collect in the undergrowth for the fire.
    Yesterday we camped by a waterfall, fantastic/spectactular, today after hooking up to the tourist information offices wifi at Gaddede, we are heading north on The Wilderness Road to a mountain pass that has just been opened (opened early due to the heatwave that we have just had).
    Fuel here today is £1.44 per litre. Food in shops only slightly dearer than the UK, in actual fact, we think some things are a little cheaper, all depends what you buy. Only seems to be one chain of supermarket around here – ICA, have everything in there for what we need. Must remember to stock up before going into Norway in a few days time.
    That’s all for today folks, until we find internet again.
    N,P,G & C
     
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    its nice to read that your enjoying Sweden, as i have said on many occasion there so much on offer up here,its just to come an see, if your traveling our way on your return your very welcome to drop in, we are 1hr 20mins east of ostersund on high way 87, and if any other Funsters are around just pm us ,t pot always on,alf and m
     
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    Many thanks for the invite - on this trip we are returning through Finland - it's more than likely we will be back as we love it so much, so please keep invite open.
     
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    Hi - we are spending some time around Rovaniemi area - spending about another week in Finland before travelling back through Sweden. We are pleased temperatures have dropped - mozzies are now really active - !!!!
    If you need any tips travelling down through Finland we would be happy to help
    We have seen lots of wildlife including reindeer and moose - avoided hitting any of them to date LPG - we filled up half way upthe East cost - Sundsvall - bloody expensive though. We have checked out a garage in Pitea and they had LPG - abuot a euro litre from memory - and we passed one other place further south
    Steve & Sue
     
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    that goes with out saying,T pots always warm,enjoy Finland, We Did,all the best alf and m:thumb:
     
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    sounds like your all having a good trip hope it all goes well for the rest of your time keep us iposted on it all brings back some memorriesin my trucking days take care all mervyn
     
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    Just as we'd all love to share what you are seeing too. :Wink:

    It all sounds very idyllic, but exciting too. :thumb:

    Stay safe everyone. :Smile:

    Cheers for now,

    Jock & Rita.
     
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