Late October ’14. I picked up Jørgen at Bø in Telemark. It was late afternoon, and the sun was about to set. We had a very specific mission in mind, we were going to Denmark – by car. This of course, meant we had to cross the famous Øresund Bridge – and boy were we excited about that. Jeez.
First obstacle in our path, – waiting in line for the ferry that was going to carry us from Horten to Moss. The wind was chilly, but the sea (or should I say fjord?) was calm. Looking towards land on the other side, calm seems to be a good description there as well.
Well ashore, we once again turned to the road. At some point we noticed the astounding amount of windmills along the unlit highway. We deduced from this, without a shadow of doubt, that we had crossed into Sweden. The rain started pouring down like crazy, but we were to busy singing along to Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Murder On the Dancefloor to notice. (The video proof of this will be destroyed, rest assured. EDIT: Hmm.. at second thought, I’m gonna save that for your wedding Jørgen #trollface #swag #HaddeIkkeKommetSærligLangtIIdolNei)
We drove past Gothenburg (Göteborg) and continued (on the now very familiar) European route E6. The trip meter was closing in on the 50 kilometer mark, meanwhile Sweden prepared for dawn. We however, did not feel the urge to stop. Until now. We spent the night in a (not so) small hotel in Falkenberg, watching over Tullbron.
That’s a bridge, that is. This bridge:
Please don’t think of us as bridge fanatics or any of the sort. They are just that…. pretty… mmhm..
Moving on. For once, there is actually gonna be a picture of me featured right here on the blog. Thanks to Jørgen! I think I’m singing along to Spice Girls. #WouldHaveBeenKickedOutOfIdolEvenBeforeItStarted.
And then, all of a sudden, Øresund Bridge. Magnificent, monumental and majestic. We left Malmø under perfect photographic conditions. My best shot from the trip, coming up: (#LikeOrGTFO)
24 hours after start, we had crossed into Denmark. The speed limit was now raised for the second (felt as the “third”) time. First to 120 km/h in Sweden, and now 130 km/h. Why “third” you say, well, the Norwegian Government had announced earlier that same year (in May) to raise the maximum speed limit from 100 km/h to 110 km/h on some specific (ridiculously well built) highways.
Just a note, depending on the display you are watching these images on, they might appear very dark. That is mostly likely because the images are very dark lol #ThankYouVeryMuchVeryHelpful
BUT!!! What did you do in Denmark? ..you may rightfully ask. Well, that’s a story for another…. wedding. Here have a cooki… I mean sunset
2 thoughts on “Driving in darkness – also, bridges!”
…..bridges over (not so) troubled water…..! Nice, foggy photos, and nice to read you are singing along the highways!
Jo takk! Biltur betyr sing along! Ikke så my S&G dog..!