Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’


The mosquitos vs Matthew. Through the night and the day I was pursued. And eaten. 

Day 36. 189km. Anttis – Karesuando. Map and gpx

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Day 35. 99km. Pello – Anttis

Posted: July 12, 2013 in Cycling, Sweden
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I’m out in the sticks now. And not, at the same time. There are villages and holiday houses. I’m on the only (main) road. Although it’s not busy,  it’s straight, long and boring. I miss those quiet forest paths. 

Day 35. 99km. Pello – Anttis. Map and gpx.

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Today I was caught in a time warp. I passed 4000km since my start in Eindhoven and crossed the Arctic Circle, where I suddenly grew 16 years younger and met Ed (who cycled the first 60km of my 4000km). Ed also looked younger.

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Day 34. 171km. Kalix – Pello. Map and gpx.

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Day 33. 107km. Luleå – Kalix

Posted: July 10, 2013 in Cycling, Sweden
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Cycling on and on. The next village. The next forest road. Headwind, tailwind. Beach. River.

Today I stopped. And listened. Silence. The background whoosh of the wind. A bird cry. A plop in the lake. And then silence again. Beautiful.

Day 33. 107km. Luleå – Kalix. Map and gpx.

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A tail wind makes it all good. It was a grey day but I liked it. Made some kilometres and met some lovely people.

Day 32. 137km. Byske – Luleå. Map and gpx.

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Headwind and roadworks. The conditions make such a difference and today was a slog. Forests, lakes and sea. Harder to enjoy them today.

Day 31. 140km. Ånäset – Byske. Map and gpx.

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Boat trip with company to Umeå. The best forest road yet. My first hostel that kind of didn’t exist. Didn’t stay there. Camping ground near the coast. Beautiful day. Sweden.

Day 30. 120km. Vasa – Ånäset. Map and gpx

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