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Day 16 (2 Feb)

yet another day of ... driving

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Closed the gap from Sweden to Copenhagen today.

Probably this will be as boring for you to look at than for me to drive it.
Lucky I did not have to listen to old Abba songs. Feel free to do so if you still like them.

An odd 500Km but as expected, no issue with the excellent Swedish roads.

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The views are however boring. Endless lines of X-mas trees.
If they at least they would hang some blinking lights and X-mas balls in some of them.....

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The only event is the crossing of the Oresund bridge between basically Malmo and Copenhagen.
Had to force the GPS a little bit as the fastest road was calculated via the E4 in Sweden. I noticed too late that it was sending me to Helsingborg, further North of the bridge and expected to take a ferry crossing into Denmark. Having done 7,5 hours on a ferry the day before I had no desire to add another one. So ended up with a bit of a detour but not that bad - the whole drive was going well so the extra 50Km or so did not weigh up against experiencing the bridge again.

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Here an aerial picture from Wikipedia. First part is a ENORMOUS bridge of 7845m, second part turns into a 4 Km tunnel. It is 57m above the water so that the largest ships can pass under it. 5Y to build and costing some 2.6billion Euro. About 20.000 cars cross every day (on the 2nd of Feb I was car 13.413...joke, how would I know?).

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Made it well in time to the hotel and had a first quick look at Copenhagen.
But it was cold and impossible to stay long in the freezer.

Two days more to explore, so tomorrow is another day.

Cheers

Posted by moustache17 12:06 Archived in Sweden

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