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Aug 31, 2014 - Gränna

We were both suffering with colds and tiredness following the journey yesterday so we decided to have a quiet morning just wandering around Grȁnna. The town has two almost famous calls to fame. Firstly it’s striped rock candy – so you can imagine there many shops making and selling the candy. Secondly there was a Grȁnna born balloonist called Solomon August André who led a failed attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon in 1897- the local museum told the story. We climbed 243 steps above the town to get a great view of Lake Vȁttern and...

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Aug 30, 2014 - Goodbye Stockholm -heading south again

We had enjoyed our time in Stockholm and would definitely return sometime in the future but it was now time to start heading south. Our next destination was the small town of Grȁnna on the second largest lake in Sweden, Lake Vȁttern. Our journey was straightforward except the last bit where we had to take it very slowly through the narrow main street of Grȁnna. It would have been better if they had not allowed parking on the street. We were allocated a lovely hardstanding pitch overlooking the field and the lake. There were two other...

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Jul 31, 2012 - Ramkvilla to Mariannelund

Tuesday 31/7/12 to Mariannelund, 84ks, 4hr 45 ride time We woke to overcast skies and a feeble sun, and we got the tent laid out on the concrete to dry before the next shower. The wind was at our backs and we averaged about 18kph over the rollercoaster country roads. We rode about 10ks through forestry roads in very good condition and stopped for a feast of wild raspberries. Yum. Back onto the main highway for a short stretch and the rain came down again heavily, its hot work riding in rain gear. Around 2pm we were searching to find a place...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Vaxjo to Ramkvilla

Monday 30/7/12 Vaxjo to Ramkvilla 66ks, 3hr 45 min ride time We finally got away from Vaxjo about 12 after getting more maps from the info centre. The bookshops had cyclepath maps but these were of each small region and we would have needed to buy 5 or 6 of them. A few drizzly showers, and overcast sky, but not too cold. The cycle path about 7ks took us to the mainroad. Here we briefly talked with a german cyclist, man in his 60’s or 70’s, he was about to finish 3 weeks and train back to berlin. The 23 road was narrow and busy, not...

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