Travelled: 246 kilometres from Vimmerby to Grönhögen on the island of Öland, Sweden
Visited: Borgholms Castle SEK90pp, Solliden Slott SEK100pp and Grönhögen
Stayed: Grönhögen marina stellplatz SEK150, all services including washing machine and dryer. N56.26635, E16.39670
Budget: 69 days @ €89 per day
All was good in Astrid’s stellplatz last night, just us and a hundred vacant motorhome spots all around us. Some company would have been nice, but the fact it was a free night was more comforting. We have a quite a few kilometres to do today so we have a coffee and go over to the service point and do the usual business.
Driving south-east down the 34 there is little traffic and we spend most of our time looking out for speed cameras. Sweden is not a drivers paradise, so its 80-90 kph passing pine forests lakes and more pine forest. At Kalmar we turn off for Öland.
We have lunch in the castle car-park before driving the short distance to Solliden Slott. Solliden is the Royal Families summer house. Built by Sweden’s Queen Victoria in 1906, it is still in regular use. The garden is open to visitors.
I could post another 20 photos of the garden’s of Solliden, but you have probably seen enough. We head off again this time travelling south down the west coast of the Öland. Its a slow but very pretty drive, the road following the ridge line allows for the occasional sweeping view.