The Striders left Switzerland on July 31 along with Mr Marc and Little Marc (our summer holiday kid). Our beloved Land Cruiser fully packed – with all the gear for 10 days holidays + the expedition + the return journey – happy to set of for a long drive. The route plan for the first 6days: Germany – Denmark – Southern Sweden (Helsingborg – Stockholm) – Southern Finland (Turku).
|On the way to Denmark|
After the busy activity of the past months, it is lovely to have a few relaxing days off. Driving. Visits of small towns and historical sites. Taking walks or going for a run on beautiful forest trails and along the seaside. Bivouacs in various places : in the woods, on the see shore, close to the ferry terminal or on motorway carparks.. ! We’re all having a great time; I am truly happy to be back in Scandinavia! And feel re-energised and in the best shape possible for the coming challenge.
Sparta and Nyx are just great, happy to go for walks and runs in new places,play on the beach and seem to appreciate their first ferry crossings. In Sweden we went for the compulsory vet appointment to have the deworming treatment administered: I wanted to keep it at the strict requested minimum so chose to have it done only once before entering Finland (you can also use the 28-days rule treatment which inmplies a deworming treatment every 28 days); I will have to do it once again after the hike before re-entering Finland.
|Ferry to Finland|
Today we are on the 8-hour ferry crossing from Kapellskär/Sweden to Naantali (Turku/Finland). It was my first time in Southern Sweden and found it beautiful! I now look forward to being back in Finland, home of Moomin, reindeer and the Rovaniemi 150 ;-)
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