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Published: July 15th 2018
Rudolph is the second from the right. These guys think the road is theirs. Wouldn't move. Yes, they are reindeer!
Since we last chatted with you folks, the wanderers have accomplished a bit of traveling. From the Lofton Islands, through almost the entirety of Sweden to losing our wonderful car and boarding a ferry in Stockholm with a Tallin destination. We'll show you some shots along the way.
Our fright at not seeing Rudolph above the Artic Circle in Norway has been assuaged. We spied not only Rudolph, but Dancer, Prancer, Vixen and others in Lappland (Sweden). We had always heard of the area and expected something exotic. Well no; have you ever been to south Georgia? If so, you have a good representation of Lappland. From there we continued south until arriving at the IceHotel. It was okay.
The roads we traveled in Sweden were a tad varied. There were a couple of times up north the E road actually became gravel. Yes, gravel. We assume construction was in the offing, but we were unable to discover evidence. Further south the E road more resembled what we expected, limited access four lane. In fact closer to Stockholm the speed limit increased to 120kph (about 76mph), and we observed a number of Swedes giving their best approximation of a
Bird at the IceHotel
One of the common rooms in the hotel.
German on an unlimited Autobahn. Although we are sure it will come as a surprise, we exceeded the speed limit but only some. By contrast, many Swedes were flying past us.
As this is being composed we have spent the night on our ferry to Tallin and should arrive in about ninety minutes. Hope to send some Tallin pictures next.
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