Day 1 summary:
91 miles: Soham, Braintree, Harwich,
Harwich-Esbjerg Ship: Dana Sirena
Departing: Sat 18/06/2011 17:45 Arriving: Sun 19/06/2011 13:00
Fare Breakdown and payments
Ordinary Transportation 0.00 GBP
Motorcycle 30.00 GBP
Single with Sea view 188.00 GBP
7 Seas Restaurant 19:00 Dinner Dinner Buffet Carvery 28.10 GBP
Breakfast Restaurant Breakfast Breakfast Buffet 11.60 GBP
Bunker Surcharge 0.00 GBP
European Car Breakdown Assistance not required 0.00 GBP
Booking fee 0.00 GBP
TOTAL PRICE 257.70 GBP
Less amount paid 257.70 GB
Ferry from Harwich to Esjberg docked at 1pm, was a little sad to me leaving my luxury cabin, but very excited at rolling off the ferry into a new country. It is such an adrenaline buzz.
I cheated a little and used googlestreet view from the comfort of home to check out the route from the ferry terminal out of the town as I was a little nervous- wrong side of road, tram tracks, etc, but it turned out to be ok. Didn’t linger in that part of Denmark, as I aimed to camp at The MC Touring Camp in Nødager southeast of Kolind between Århus and Grenå i Jutland. I didn’t want to stick to the motorways totally, so cut aross via Grindsted. The towns and villages were all neat and tidy, and the road signage made it all look like playmobile land. Landscapes and countryside were fairly flatish which is what I expected, hence the burning desire to crack on into Norway. I did detour into Aarhus (well yes, I admit, took a wrong turn) so had a mooch around and stopped for P and T (a wee wee and cup of tea).
Well, this campsite, if Carlsburg did Motorbiking rally campsites….. It is run by Denmark MC touring Club. No cars allowed, only bikes. It had a huge bar/restaurant with sports channels showing the bike racing, swimming pool, big barn area for rallies (where you can order or bring your own kegs of beer), a huge kitchen kitted with all mod cons and pots and pans, barbecues, from small ones up to one big enough for a hog roast, a pressure washer for the bikes. Incredible, and peaceful. Found the Danes a little reserved, and had a peaceful night despite the rain. The site was quiet as it was a Sunday night. It might have been a different story if a big Harley rally was on! It was only £5 to camp. Bargain.
Day 2 Summary: