I haven't written for a while and there were things that happened, but we decided to enjoy rather than write, which I think is a very good idea! Anyway, we went on another long trip. And guess what: it was just as long as the other trip!
|Waving at the other drivers|
Mara had decided to take it a bit easier and leave earlier than the original plan. Especially since she couldn't sleep anymore anyway (at 5.45am). In the end it was only 20 minutes earlier though. Mainly because she couldn't find where we were going! So, after we had started driving, she had to pull over after a while to find it properly.
|It looks quite nice now, but we actually had (light) rain most of the way|
The first stretch led us east and then north. The bad traffic jam trouble we had last week however was nowhere to be seen and we cruised past Bremen. Time for a toilet break and some coffee (both Mara, me and Mouse know how to behave when traveling). We then continued towards Hamburg and again: cruising! Yes, there were roadworks, but we were outside rush hour and before we knew it, we had passed Hamburg as well. We had another stop for petrol and then we were going again.
Mara decided however, that since everything seemed to be going so smooth, we could stop for a warm dinner (in the middle of the day!). We were told to look out for a restaurant, but when we saw one about 40 kilometers from the German/Danish border, Mara said it was a bit too early. About 80 kilometers later however, she felt that it was time and we got off the road.
|There was meat! But Mara said it tasted really nice.|
Mara had saved up some Danish kroner (they are part of the EU, but chose not to take part in the Euro) and paid most of her dinner with it. The rest she had to pay by card. We asked her how much it had been and she didn't know! How can she not know?! Anyway...
|Royal bins at the parking lot|
On we went and soon we got to the first of the larger towns that could cause trouble. But no, no trouble whatsoever and we had soon passed it. Then came another one and there was the sign: Traffic jam! Well, if all traffic jams were like that, we wouldn't mind, because yes, we had to slow down, but we never ever stopped! And we only lost like 5 minutes in all.
|We have our beds Mara, you just have to find somewhere else...|
Soon our final destination for the day came close. Mara slowed down a bit, but in the end, we still got to the port in good time. In fact, we got there at 4.45pm when the ferry wouldn't sail until 8pm! So, Mara got out her knitting to finish our latest friend. She didn't quite manage it waiting in the check-in line, but once we had checked in, she continued and well before we were able to embark.
We got to our cabin at 7.45pm and after a small cold meal and some television, Mara turned everything off, stole our pillow and went to sleep. At 8.30pm!! But, we didn't know she had to get up very early again, because the ferry would get to Stavanger in Norway at 6.30am and we needed our breakfast before then.
|Our total for the trip. In kilometers!|
We finally got home at 8.45am. Right now Mara has unpacked everything but her suitcase (tsk tsk). She had to find room for several things and rearrange some cupboards, but everything is tidied away.