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A very long drive today so we set off early and joined rush hour traffic out of Oslo. Oslo really does have a huge traffic problem but luckily we were going against it so very little hold up. So out into the country north and then east into Sweden via a little used border crossing in dense forests. We then wound our way across finally arriving at the Swedish coast late in the day and north ...
Day 16: We are nearing the end of the trip and we couldn't come this far and miss showing my parents the town I went to school in. I studied abroad in the Fall of 2006 in Sundsvall, Sweden so we took the train up for the day so I could show them the town, the school and the apartments that I lived in. ...
Not a bad day to stay firmly tied to the shore, this, given the date! We'd slept very well and enjoyed the brand new showers in the swimming pool building. Again, they’d provided washing machines, cookers, fridges etc, all virtually unused. Moreover, so far it was all free, as there had been no sign of the harbourmaster, we would try and contact him again later in the day.
As there was a washing ...
... tortoise & hare stuff, when the wind picked up we scooted along and narrowed the gap, gaining all the time but the wind was fickle, with regular shifts of >120° so there was no way we would ever overtake, especially as the wind would then abate and the gap widened again.
During all this activity we had one piece of excitement in a white tailed eagle flying across our bows and away to the mainland. Julie had a go at photographing it, quite a challenge in ...
... that there was a round bay near the harbour, with an anchor sign in it , denoting an anchorage and indeed, nearing the spot we saw that it looked ideal. There were some nasty, submerged and semi-submerged rocks on either side of the narrow entrance but the locals had kindly provided a transit line for us to follow ie two poles with red triangles on, when lined up one behind the other, gives the safe way in. Once inside the wide bay, ...
Other places to stay in Sundsvall
10 Strandgatan, Sundsvall | 4 star hotelfrom $128
6 Vaerdshusbacken, Sundsvall | 3 star hotelfrom $146
31 Traedgaardsgatan, Sundsvall | 3 star hotelfrom $138
13 Storgatan, Sundsvall | 4 star hotelfrom $53
5 Sjoegatan, Sundsvall | 3 star hotelfrom $140
Sjoegatan 5, Sundsvall | Hotelfrom $155
13 Nybrogatan, Sundsvall | 3 star hotelfrom $162