Day 43: May 31st, Varberg to Åsa, Sweden
Grey and windy today. Really windy. But it was off the water, and so generally across the bikes. We got off to a late start as we didn’t plan a particularly long ride, and the weather was supposed to improve in the afternoon.
It got really sunny, but the wind didn’t let up. The route was a nice mix of green countryside and rocky/beach coast. We stopped to watch brave kitesurfers jetting around like rockets.
As at several other sites, reception was closed at the campground, but a nice lady with a cane appeared and handed us a map, told us we could pitch our tent wherever we wanted, and set us up with the wifi password, etc. It was the best check in we’ve had to date.
We were a little concerned that our old tent might not survive the wind, but she held up well.
There were a couple of other tenters, including a guy on an older BMW touring motorcycle. He was Mehmet, from New Zealand, and now living in Turkey. He was riding north, and seemed a little conflicted about it, talking wistfully about the sun and heat back home. I admired his ride, and the list of countries on his hardbags. He was curious about our gear, especially my beloved kitty bins.
Åsa is very small, but it had a grocery store and a candy shop. I had fun buying lots of bulk candy. I focused on stuff that looked good, but I was just guessing. With one big exception, I was happy with my choices.
Distance: 41 km