July 2000 - Northern Ireland
Riding around the coast of Northern Ireland, we paused to check out
the Giants' Causway below:
From Belfast we took another ferry to Scotland and
Tried haggis on two occasions. The first wasn't half bad, the second was more than half bad.
July 12, 2000 - Bergen Norway
From Aberdeen, we flew to Bergan Norway to
We skipped 3 days riding by staying behind in Bergan
July 14 2000 - Flam Norway
Off route today. Stayed an extra day in Bergan in a private
accommodation, then to the train to Myrdal which sits High in
a mountain pass. The Myrdal station
Below the view from the train platform in Flam (you can see
the tunnel the train emerges from just above the two story white
building, it goes into another tunnel a short distance behind
After we got off the train it took about 45 minutes to reassemble the bikes and then ride 50Km or so down along the river to Gol to intercept the group.
We had a very nice few days and missed some nonsense with a ferry the last day that those on route were subjected to.
July 18, 2000 - Oslo
Have a day off in Oslo. Went to see the Vigland park, full
of very lifelike statues by this famous artist.
July 22, 2000 - Gotteburg Sweden
They have sidewalks in the city here divided into a bike lane and a pedestrian lane like many other places in Europe. The remarkable things is when you come to and intersection, the traffic on the road actually watches your approach and yields so you can cross the intersection without stopping!
July 23, 2000 Denmark
Took the early morning ferry to Draby Strand. Biking in Denmark is fantastic, the whole country is flat, and there is a separate paved bike highway next to the main auto highway.
July 24, 2000 Copenhagen.
Had the most organized catered breakfast of the trip at the campground this morning. Everything prepared, including dozens of coffee carafes full and ready. The caterers really know what they are doing.
July 26, 2000 Markaryd Sweden
Short ferry ride back into Sweden again.
July 28, 2000 - Verserum, Stockholm
Took a detour for a couple of days to meet up with Dan's relatives here. Had a wonderful time with relatives, most of whom I had not met before.
July 29, 2000 - Stockholm
When out in my second cousins Kjelles boat to watch the tall
ships on their way out of the harbor.
Visited the Vasa museum. This is an sailing warship that sank on her maiden voyage in the harbor in 1628! It is a fantastic sight.