Travelled: 208 kilometres from Säterdalen to Vimmerby in Sweden.
Visited: Linköping, Göta Kanal and Vreta Abbey Church.
Stayed: Astrad Lingred World Stellplatz, SEK150 (but free out of season !) all services. N57.67538, E15.84220
It’s a very grey and misty morning looking across the Bråviken channel. Laying in bed I heard the ferry start it’s engines around 6am, since then about every 30 minutes there is a thud and a few cars obviously roll off the ferry. No early walk here this morning as the paths are all wet from some rain last night.
After coffee and fruit we roll up to the ferry ramp. There are already a few cars waiting and now so are we.
Our first planned stop is Norrköping about 50 kilometres to the west. We cruise along at 80kph most of the way, hopfully avoiding a speeding fine from one of the 20 or so speed cameras we have seen this morning. We roll into Norrköping but cannot find a parking spot anywhere near the town centre. Any parking sign we follow eventually leads to a multi level car-park, so we give up and head on the Linköping.
Anyway there are no boats scheduled to run through the canal today, so we soon loose interest. There is a motorhome service point in the canal carpark so that fixes that problem. It’s only a kilometre up the road to the Vreta Abbey Church, so we head off to find it.
We spend the remainder of the afternoon driving driving south, finding a spot for the night at Astrad Lingred World at Vimmerby. Its a Swedish version of Wally World. The stellplatz has room for more than a hundred motorhomes and facilities, mind you we are here on our own and no one comes asking for money.