World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 25.0 km (Accumulated: 1974.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:51:00
Start 08:17am., at cross of Kungsvagan/r.57 and Sollidsvagan in Flen. 14c, half o. and l. wind. Alt. 60m., 998hPa. Finish 12:12pm. At "Norrkjoping 48km" on r.56 in Katrineholm. 20c., and same. Alt 56m., 998hPa.
Swedish outdoor life :-)
The stages across Sweden is the first that reminds me fully of the first world run, back in 2004-2005. Ofcourse it was winter then; minus 2 to minus 15c and snow. But the route was the same, just beeing Westbound this time around.
Today I began to get the first 'flash-backs' of the same road in winter closing. The heavy stroller, the steep hills (to a danish lowlander ;-), ice and snow, the narrow roads in hwy traffic; the struggle.
- Not that difficult this time, yet :-)
The Nature is at its best summer-image, despite spells of rain. Berries growing wild at roadside, birds, light birch forrests, deep olivegreen pineplantations, quiet lakes - and not least the Swedish "allemandsrättan": all peoples right; the right to pitch your tent on any piece of land as long as you keep the nature clean and respect a polite distance to houses/gardens. Great :-) And much different to the common concept of "private" meaning for limited people to enjoy - why not share with respect; afterall we are all just lending space on the earth in our limited time :-)
Today we are staying at a campingground, though. Djulöbadets Camping and Stugby - in order to have a hot shower and wash clothes. The owner has lended us keys to the dryingmachine !! Tack så mücket :-))