August 21, 2014

Overland to Sweden in a 15 year old Toyota Corolla…part five

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Hej och välkommen till Sverige! Following on from part four of this “adventure”, we left the Malmö area of southern Sweden at about 0930 on Sunday 19th December after a very good night’s sleep. Jenny was doing fine, the children not so good. The verdict was, quelle suprise, that it was too far to go by car! Simon and I were arguing on a … [Read more...]

Overland to Sweden in a 15 year old Toyota Corolla…part four

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Following on from part three of this “adventure”, we made it into Sweden via the bridge from Copenhagen at 2105 local time. That's just short of 13 hours and roughly 500 miles in Europe. We decided to take the short cut rather than drive north out of Hamburg and all the way through Denmark. We went NNE and picked up the ferry at Putgarden. It's … [Read more...]

Overland to Sweden in a 15 year old Toyota Corolla…part three

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Latest update: Following on from part two of this “adventure”, much like the batting collapse suffered by the England cricketers over in Perth at the moment things have not got off to a good start and we are now communicating with Nick via SMS as the laptop, rather than anything mechanical, is the first thing to break down. We do know they boarded … [Read more...]

Over land and sea to Sweden in a 15 year old Toyota Corolla…part two

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Following on from part one of this "adventure" Jenny has now got her snow tyres on, Bridgestone Blizzack I think they’re called. She had her idle speed successfully slowed down at Abigail’s in Acle, who also discovered that the water in the radiator had dropped by about a litre so I’m obviously a little worried about that. The oil is low to boot. … [Read more...]

Over land and sea to Sweden in a 15 year old Toyota Corolla…part one

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Yes you read that headline correctly. Oh and I should have added “in time for Christmas!” It’s a long shot but we know a man who can... So what do you do when you have to visit the “outlaws” in Sweden for Christmas and you’ve missed the cheapo fares at your favourite budget airline? Simple, pick up 15 year old Toyota Corolla that has not … [Read more...]