You may have noticed the radar went a little quiet last week, asides David's rather enthusiastic contribution to the Instagram news feed, that was because Nowhere2far hung up their cycling shoes and swapped wild camping for city glamping and took to the streets of Stockholm and the shores of Stockholm's magnificent archipelago. Here's what happened;
April and Athol went to the beauty spa for bicycles and were given top class treatment by this meticulous pair, Jan and Bejti at Norvelo Cycles.
Clearly, we must have looked like we were hankering for a decent meal as Andreas jumped to his feet and insisted on shouting us both a toasted sandwich and can of coke. It was great chatting to Andreas and we are only sorry that we could not reciprocate his kindness by fixing his flat road tyre, damn the Presta valve!
If you visit Stockholm, we definitely recommend checking this out. The Vasa is a 64-gun Swedish warship that sank at the mouth of Stockholm harbour, barely 1300 metres into her maiden voyage in 1628. Attempts to retrieve her at the time failed and she remained under water for over 300 years. In 1961, the Vasa finally broke the surface and once again came back into the spotlight.
A Taste of Stockholm..
And then, we hit the SANGRIA TAPAS BAR! A great night and David was proud as punch to be the new owner of Bajti's cycling cap, he had told us that he wanted Dave to have it so that he could say "the man that cycled across the world was wearing my cap!!"
I need one too, these need to be our Nowhere2far team colours!!
Awesome food and super good sangria, not so keen on the Swedish vodka!
OK, so here's the dilemma; IT"S THE WEEKEND!! It has been an awesome week in Stockholm and productive too and now our friends are heading back out to the archipelago and would love for us to come along too. This cycling milark is such tough business! It did not take much persuasion, summer had arrived and we were having great fun with friends old and new. Catrine and Alex also had a lodge that needed sprucing up, light work when you've got TEAM SWEDEN on the case!!
A 6 AM wake up call to go and grab the nets back in, this is the way to start a day. Much the same as the night before but with the sun already high in the sky and 15 fishes now in our nets! We retrieved our catch and took them back to the boat house that Catrine's late grandfather had built. Here the boys are untangling and cleaning the seaweed from the nets..
Thank you to everyone that we met and were so good to us in Sweden, we had the best time and will have very special memories of our time here! Now come on Finland, lets see if you can match up to this!!