We were aiming to leave nice and early this morning as it was a bit of a trek down to Gotëburg, but true to form we arose around 09:30 and after a lovely breakfast out in the sun on Jamie and Paulina's terrace plus loading up the bikes with all the kit (we were a bit out of practice) it was about 12:30pm by the time we were set to go! On top of this Roger decided to throw a bit of a wobbly and wouldn't start! After realising it was just a flooded engine all it took was a fast run down a rather fortuitously placed hill for him to splutter into action!
So we ended up setting off at 13:00 hours, heading out of the lovely Stockholm on the E20 which would take us all the way. It was superb to be back in the saddle after virtually 2 weeks under other people's steam and with the glorious sunny weather this made the whole experience even better. After 100 miles we stopped for a bite to eat and petrol at a very nice service stop, the food was high quality and impressed Mr Leaver no end! (they had fresh cut-your-own bread and vinegar for a start!)
Then it was back on the road to get the remaining 200 miles done. The scenery was pleasant and was mainly tall trees lining the road and we actually passed in between two large lakes but unfortunately we were not close enough to take in these views. There was a lot of wildlife around and at one point an Eagle soared over the top of us carrying a snake it had picked up for afternoon tea!
One more petrol and tea stop on the way at an initially quiet petrol station that suddenly got overwhelmed with old dears when a coach turned up and we were in Göteburg/Gothenburg. We chose a nice good-value hotel in the centre of town overlooking a canal and off we went for food and drinks.
We also went to a club-bar afterwards with a really good DJ and loads of beautiful women we didn't talk to. A bloke nearly tripped over and fell on Ed at one point and he said "I'm sorry! I almost, er, trembled all over you!". I don't know what he meant, but that sounds disgusting!