European Vacation – Oslo to Helsingborg to Hanover

We got off to another early start this morning, heading back to Sweden.  We drove along the ocean all day and had wonderful views of the ocean and the fjords.  I suspect that the pictures I posted of the fjord and the lookout tower probably should have been posted here instead of on the days I posted them.  Maybe I should read ahead – but I’m having more fun guessing.  🙂

We crossed the border to Sweden without having to stop to talk to anyone again. Once in Sweden, we drove along with 3 Swedish guys, who held up a bottle and encouraged us to pull over.  When we did not pull over, they then asked us to go swimming with them.  We probably would have met up with them if we hadn’t been driving.

We passed through a few rain showers and decided that tonight would be a good day to check into a motel for the night.  We did so once we reached Helsingborg.  It was nice to have a real bed to sleep on and a clock radio in the room. We went 320 km this day.

It turned out that the clock radio wasn’t so great at 3:00 am when it went off and woke us up.  I have never stayed in a room with a clock radio since then without checking to see if the alarm was set.

We headed for the ferry to take us to Denmark, drove a couple more hours and grabbed another ferry.  We were heading for Germany.

It was another cool, cloudy and rainy day, so we decided fairly early that we would spend another night in a hotel/motel – but we would drive until night time.  We drove 368 km this day and stopped around 9:00 pm just outside Hanover, Germany.  We were impressed that the guy at the hotel carried our bags upstairs and left before we could even think about giving him a tip.  This was the first time anyone had carried our bags for us.  🙂

I think I’m ahead of myself with today’s pictures now – but here are a couple of castles that we saw in Germany.

Castle in Germany
Castle in Germany
Castle in Germany
Castle in Germany

We traveled 368 km on this day.