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Askersund Municipality

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  • Day20

    Schlafplatz Nr.16 und Nr.17

    September 13 in Sweden ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Bei Regen abends angekommen, alle drei plätze in der Umgebung abgegrast u begutachtet. Nach ner rutschigen Auffahrt beim letzten Platz, dann doch wieder für den ersten Platz entschieden. Auf einem Stein Platou umgeben von Bäumen.
    Morgens in der Sonne dann schnell mal platz gewechselt, da das womo weg gefahren war und der Untergrund schon etwas trockener.
    Hier wird nun derTag und die Nacht verbracht und gefaulenzt.
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    Nane M.

    Das Leben ist schön . . .

    Lenchen an the green frog

    Jaaaaa. Heute verwöhnt uns die Sonne🌞

     
  • Day15

    Womo entsorgen! Und die Hunde lüften

    September 12 in Sweden ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Askersund hat eine kostenfreie Entsorgungstation!
    Daneben gibt es einen Parkplatz und von dort aus kann man super mit den Hunden laufen.
    Also die Regenpause gleich doppelt gut ausgenutzt. 😊 😊
    Neben uns stand der Camper von https://linktr.ee/Abenteuervanlife

    https://www.schwedentipps.se/oerebro/askersund/
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  • Day38

    fetter Vätter

    July 31 in Sweden ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Laut Wetterbericht soll es in den kommenden Tagen Regen geben und so beschließen wir nochmal auf den Vätternsee zu fahren bevor es auch von oben nass wird. Wir leihen uns an einer Selbstbedienungsstation ein sehr gutes Kajak aus und fahren auf den Süßwasserschären des sechstgrößten Sees Europas. Auf einer unbewohnten Insel machen wir eine Pause und eine kleine Wanderung. Pfade sind hier nicht mehr zu erkennen und markierte Bäume sind teils umgestürzt. Hier kommen wir der Wildnis wohl am nächsten. Als wir auch noch ein röhrendes großes Tier hören, beschließen wir, dass es ein Elch gewesen sein muss.
    Auf dem Rückweg zum Campingplatz machen wir noch in den Malediven halt. So nennt man hier einen Küstenabschnitt mit sehr blauem Wasser und Sandstrand. Leider regnet es gerade als wir da sind, deswegen genießen wir nur den Ausblick.
    Das ist hier schon eine tolle Ecke. Scheinbar ist hier auch so viel Natur, dass man trotz der vollen Straßen nicht viele Leute trifft.
    Jetzt flüchten wir vor dem schlechten Wetter an die Ostküste zu den nächsten Schären...
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  • Day2

    Brotzeit am See mit SONNE!

    June 16, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Wir haben den 1. von 3 Autobahnjokern ✈ gezogen und düsen am zweitgrößten See "Vättern" vorbei.
    Herrliche Landschaften mit unzähligen Seen...
    Jetzt gibt's Abendessen - ne schöne Brotzeit mit Hering! 🐡
    Und es ist tatsächlich passiert: Die Sonne zeigt sich ☀
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  • Day11

    Stjernsund Manor

    June 17, 2018 in Sweden ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Unmittelbar südlich von Askersund liegt naturschön auf einer Landzunge das Schloss Stjernsund. Sehr gut erhaltene, straff-neuklassizistische Einrichtung aus den 1850igern.

    Stjernsund Manor occupies a beautiful position on a headland just south of Askersund. It was built in a strict-neo-classical style and contains remarkably well preserved interiors from the 1850‘s.Read more

  • Day3

    ......weiter weiter weiter

    February 24, 2019 in Sweden ⋅ 🌬 3 °C

    🚓💨.........Go Go Go !
    Über die schwedischen Landstraßen zwischen Motala und Akersund.
    Nachdem wir uns den Luxus eines kleinen Bummels in Gränna und ein lecker Abendessen im Restaurant gegönnt haben, müssen wir jetzt unbedingt noch Kilometer schrubben!
    Denn unser Tagesziel, das es bis morgen Abend zu erreichen gilt, liegt aktuell noch etwas über 1.000km vor uns .....🌝.
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  • Day390

    Ps. RENAME

    June 29, 2017 in Sweden ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    As we decided we didn't want to play "Russian Roulette with 5 bullets"** we have re-named our blog to reflect the current route, which has been to cut out Estonia to Russia.
    **as described by a survivor of the Narva-St Petersburg route by bike.

    Despite having Russian Visas, we decided that this trip is more about the overall journey (and surviving!!) than merely just ego and "getting to Russia" at any cost, for the sake of a turning point destination.

    We had such an arduous trip through Poland, stressful back-to-back days sharing roads with heavy traffic through Latvia and Lithuania (despite being the internationally recognised Eurovelo route)...and then we were robbed in Latvia. It got to the point where we were ready for change and wanted to enjoy ourselves again, to be able to sleep without having to watch every shadow.

    We also met people who have cycled Russia-Narva and said that it was 150km of their lives that they never want to repeat. Highways of agressive lorry drivers or side streets with packs of dogs. Not two passtimes that we like too much!

    We were very happy to get on the boat at Riga and are loving Sweden, despite the challenging weather. ;)

    Its all about the journey and we've had great experiences throughout our trip. Onwards we go!
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    Wolfgang Haupt

    Ihr habt alles richtig gemacht. gönnt Euch eine Pause.

    6/29/17Reply
     
  • Day392

    Prohibition in Askersund!

    July 1, 2017 in Sweden ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    10am breakfast out on the veranda of our little wooden house and it feels like Barcelona!!! Hot hot hot and no wind. Summer in Sweden has arrived!

    No...wait... step off the veranda and the wind sends a fresh reminder that this is Scandinavia and we jusy have a VERY fortunate location 😁

    Today was an ideal day for a napping, drinking chai and coffee, washing, watching the water from the lake lap on the little beach and taking a stroll to Askersund.

    It would have been a perfect evening for a glass of wine or a beer to accompany our meal but we've discovered rhe Swedish phenomenon of "dry" supermarkets. The entire wine section of the supermarkets are alcohol free.. yep. Alcohol free red wine exists.. not something I want to ever spend my money on!🙈🙊.

    All the beer, cider, porter etc is 3.5%. And you can't buy spirits. You have to go to the town's state-controlled alcohol market, be over 20, and shop before 3pm on a Saturday to get your hands on the real stuff. As we didn't realise this, I have a very disappointed Peter in my company who was not impressed with the Pilsener urquell with extra free water included in the price. ;)

    The rest of the day was spent admiring boats and the most shocking tattoos we'd ever seen on a young woman. This trip is certainly an eye-openeer on many levels!

    My hands are feeling good enough to get on the bike again tomorrow (conveniently still covered in plasters this morning excusing myself from the weekly (or should that be fortnightly;)?) washing.

    In other news, we hit the 4000km mark of our trip on Thursday. Happy cycling!

    Photos:
    Oat milk chai - THE BEST vegan chai flavour outside of india.
    Our little wooden house.
    The standard brown redcolour paint of 99% Swedish houses.
    The view across the bay.
    Seedish playgrounds have Elk toys, of course.
    Blue smurf hand.
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    Carl Goddard

    Don't get sick!! 😉

    7/1/17Reply
     
  • Day390

    Night-time elk visit?!

    June 29, 2017 in Sweden ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Ok, so last night's blog missed out a little of the day's events because we didn't know if this morning was going to mean a trip to the Doctor's. Eeek... and people worry etc. But we're all fine, so its safe to read on!

    Yesterday's ride ended with a Sarah-shaped impression on the stoney road. It had all the ingredients of a classic slide; descent, corner, adverse camber, loose stones, perhaps a little too much speed, combined with a heavy bike and a reflex use of the brakes = ouch.

    Somehow my hands took the full weight of the fall and the air was a little blue with colourful words. The right hand swelled up pretty quickly and the left one had a small chunk of skin missing. Thankfully nothing serious, but it still hurt like crazy and I couldn't ride anymore. Changing gear, using the brakes... even pushing wasn't really great so we set up camp in the forest adjacent to the track. It was a very convenient find, classic hilltop location looking very "jurassic park" with its ferns and pine trees. No ant infestations but instead swarms of mini biting evening flies!

    Peter had the fun task of snipping off the loose bits of skin, cleaning my feet (my shoes were somehow full of stones ?) applying plasters and eating chocolate. What a hero. 🙊

    We made plan A, B, C and D for the morning and went to sleep praying that my right hand was only bruised and that the swelling would go down overnight. Thankfully it did! It was just a nice shade of blue and a little bit fat, but at least I could grip things and get back on the bike with the help of some plaster /bandages to take the pressure of the handlebars of the palms.

    In the early hours of the morning we heard what sounded like a deep cough a few times, then the sound of heavy hooves which got nearer and then faded away again. We guess this may have been an elk?! It was certainly too heavy for a wild boar and I don't think deer make such sounds.... who knows! I don't want to leave Sweden until we've seen an elk!

    We're now in Ankersund and "battening down the hatches" as they would say at sea, the weather report for the next 3 days looks vile. Wind. Rain. Rainwind. Due to Sweden 's sparse population density, supermarkets only tend to pop up on route around 1x per day, shelter is also very hard to find if it rains. As such, we've decided to make it easier for ourselves by finding a reasonably-priced campsite as a base. This should let us bypass the bad weather in a little more comfort and should allow my hands to heal a little before carrying on to Gothenburg.

    We will certainly miss the beauty and peace of the forest as we play the weather game on the shores of one of Swedens largest lakes.
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Askersunds Kommun, Askersund Municipality