Oh well, just as well we have wonderful memories of this year's trip.
Sadly, this was our last one by car, as the last ferry route to Scandinavia is being closed down at the end of September.
There was time when we could take a direct ferry to Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Over the years, one by one, these connections disappeared. In the last few years only Danish connection remained, and now even this route is being closed down. From October there will no longer be a direct ferry connection between UK and Scandinavia. Yes, you can fly - drive or take the long way across Holland and Germany, but that is not quite the same.....
This year we went with our daughters family. The route, the same as the last time, took us to Harwich for overnight ferry to Denmark.
In the picture on the right you can see a vessel supplying parts for windmill farms in the North Sea.
We arrived to Esbjerg in Denmark at lunchtime the following day and ahead of was an afternoon drive across Denmark, and two toll bridges :
the Storebaelt Bridge
and crossing to Sweden,
the Oresund Bridge
(yes, "The Bridge", for those who watched TV program of the same name).
We rented a holiday home for two weeks, but on the way we stayed one night at a motel near Helsingborg in Sweden and second night in this lovely old B&B.
Sweden was enjoying a fantastic summer this year and we were concerned that by the time we'll get there, it will be over. But the beautiful weather just went on and on and the first part of out holiday the weather was hot (too much sometimes, but am I complaining?)
This year we chose to stay near one of the "Three Wooden Towns", Hjo, which is on the lake Vättern.
It is a lovely old town, a former spa town, with many old wooden buildings and a beautiful park