We leave from Lower Silesia through Poland, gathering dark clouds suggest stopping to wear our rain suits. Dressed to challenge bad weather, we proceed for Brandenburg until we reach the port city of Rostok where we embark heading for Gender (Denmark). The motorcycles, that were numerous on the road, now are few and leave room to countless wind turbines that, lined up as soldiers, dominate wheat fields. And here we are, at one of the focal points of this trip, the Øresund bridge, which is considered one of the most outstanding modern architectural engineering structures in the world. It is impressing; the first part is an underwater tunnel that becomes an imposing bridge able to resist the strong channel winds.
Our next destination, Stockholm, is reached after crossing beautiful cereal fields and then woods and little lakes as far as the eye can see.
Stockholm: organization, cleanliness, history, innovation, environmental awareness. This city strikes you for its royal palace, its position on the sea, the Vasa museum that exhibits the only preserved 17th century Swedish ship. The city can also be visited on boat along its water ways. We have dinner in a Viking restaurant where, welcomed by people loudly speak their name, we sit on fur coated, use old-time silverware and goblets and eat traditional food while listening to Celtic music. Surely, a unique and characteristic place.
From the capital of Sweden, through woodland and lakes, lakes and woodland, we get to Oslo, where the Norwegian National Opera, the Frognenparken and the royal palace are all remarkable; with a boat one can also appreciate the beautiful bay with its unique little stilt houses on the water.