Day 354 - 356, 20 km
I spent some more relaxing days with my sisters family in Berlin.Reichstag Building and its famous dome of glass.
This is at the river Spree not far from the Reichstag building.
The queue to the Riechstag Building was VERY long. They told us we had to wait 1,5 - 2 hours before we could go up in the dome.
Therefore we changed our minds and decided to walk to the Siegessäule instead.
Day 357, 135 km
On May 24th I left my sisters house in Teltow. She and Daniel followed me one hour with their bicycles.
Then I rode by myself the rest of the day. I had a good tailwind and soon I passed more giant fields of solar collectors.
The border to Poland was at the river Oder.
Day 358, 145 km
As soon as I started in the morning the rain begun. What I did not know was that it would rain more than 24 hours!
I did not take many pictures that day because of the weather. Here is a polish church in the rain.
I was really grateful that I did not need to sleep in the woods that night because everything was flooded and it was raining all night...
Day 359, 140 km
The next village I passed was called Szwecja
Day 360, 100 km
In the morning I found out that there were only 100 km to Gdansk and that even when I rode very slowly I would come 24 hours before the departure of my ferry. So I looked for things I could do along the road. Soon I passed a sign guiding me to a view tower. It was 500 m off the road in a wood on the highest hill of the area.
There was another guy who took paid for the parking lots. He had the same kind of costume and had a lot of music instruments around him. He let me try some of them and insisted to ask the other guy to take pictures of us playing.
He even sang the song for me.
He also told me that the mountain there was the highest between the Pyrenees and the Ural Mountains (which must be a little excessive...)
In the afternoon I arrived in Gdansk.
Day 361, 50 km
Next morning I investigtated the surrounding of Gdansk and found out that there were really nice beaches and wonderful bicycle paths along the coast NW of Gdansk. I decided to make some research if it was a good place to go on vacation and became more and more convinced about it!
Day 362, 70 km
Although it was raining when the ship arrived (at 2 pm on June 29th 2013) in Nynäshamn, my friend Axel expected me there to ride together with me to Stockholm.
We visited the Tourist Office to get maps and advices about the best route.
It was a strange feeling to speak swedish and to ride on swedish roads. I almost had forgotten that swedish bicycle paths were so wide and that the pavement was so smooth!
Late at night I arrived at my house. My girlfriend Emma, who had watched it for a year, was expecting me and I showed her on a map the exact route of my trip.
|If you enlarge the map you can see my route|
She told me that next day all my children would come for a welcome party!