On the road to Sweden



Thursday 19th of July 2018 and I went for a shower and to pick up my luggage before I drove back to Base Camp Kuikka. I will have breakfast before I leave Finland and I will not have to stop in Finland, straight to Sweden. I have a lot of road to cover to reach the farm “Stormyrbergets Lantgård” just outside Piteå where I will spend the night.

And I will try to get time to stop in Haparanda to look for birds on Torne älv

I left Wildlife Safaris Finland and Base Camp Kuikka behind and even though I had not seen any wolfs I was very satisfied with my 6 nights in Finland. I had seen brown bears and wolverines, so I was happy. Driving back the same way as I came here, long straight and empty roads through the beautiful Finnish wilderness.

Leaving Finland and Wildlife Safaris Finland and Base Camp Kuikka behind and I could cross of yet another item on my list of things to do before I', getting too old.

• To experience a hangover
• African safari
• To see Polar bears and icebergs
• Whale sharks “Failed”
• Tiger safari
• Whale sharks (second try)
• Koala and Kangaroo adventure in Australia
• Antarctica
• The Amazon in Brazil
• Swimming with Humpback whales
• Kiel - Brunsbüttel - Bicycling along the Kiel Canal
• Wildlife tour in Sweden and Finland
• Drinking water from a stream with melting water


On the road to Sweden
Driving through the wilderness

On the road to Sweden
SUDDENLY!! There was a bridge

Car wash in Finland

On the road to Sweden

On the road to Sweden

I hauled arse and I was soon in Oulu, and again, the whole area is a road construction and I took the wrong exit. I passed a gas station and I filled up diesel and as the car was very dirty I took the time to wash the car

Leaving Oulu behind and I was on a good road and I could keep a good speed and I was soon approaching the border to Sweden between Tornio and Haparanda.

I crossed Torne älv and the border between Tornio and Haparanda. I turned left after the bridge and I drove pass the River MOTELL & Vandrarhem where I had stayed when I was in Haparanda. But I had to turn around, not allowed to drive down to the river. There is a boom that is closed as it is a camping along the river.

I turn around and I stop to have a pizza for lunch, late lunch. I leave before I order a second pizza and I cross the road and I park the car and I walk down to Torne älv and I look for birds along the river.

SÅ HÄR RÖSTAR DU PÅ ALTERNATIV FÖR SVERIGE I RIKSDAGSVALET!

Common Tern, Sterna hirundo, นกนางนวลแกลบธรรมดา, Fisktärna

Common Tern, Sterna hirundo, นกนางนวลแกลบธรรมดา, Fisktärna
Common Tern - Fisktärna

Common Tern, Sterna hirundo, นกนางนวลแกลบธรรมดา, Fisktärna
Common Tern - Fisktärna

Common Tern, Sterna hirundo, นกนางนวลแกลบธรรมดา, Fisktärna
Common Tern - Fisktärna

Common Tern, Sterna hirundo, นกนางนวลแกลบธรรมดา, Fisktärna
Common Tern - Fisktärna

Common Tern, Sterna hirundo, นกนางนวลแกลบธรรมดา, Fisktärna

Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula, Vigg, キンクロハジロ
Female Tufted Duck / Vigg

Black-headed gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Skrattmås

Black-headed gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Skrattmås
Juvenile Black-headed gull / Skrattmås


Black-headed Gull babies and one adult flying ove the babies


Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus, Skäggdopping
Great Crested Grebe / Skäggdopping

Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus, Skäggdopping
Great Crested Grebe / Skäggdopping

I see some birds so it was well worth the time spent stopping in Haparanda. The juvenile Black-headed Gulls were bigger than when I stopped here on my way to Finland a week ago. And the Great Crested Grebe babies where now too big for the “Piggy Back” on the parents.

I left Haparanda and I was soon on road E4 towards Piteå, 180 km to go. I will stay overnight at the farm “Stormyrbergets Lantgård” about 20 km outside Piteå. I was a few km from the farm when I drove through a small town and I stopped for another pizza. Dinner as I'm pretty sure there won't be any restaurant at the farm.

Stormyrbergets Lantgård
Stormyrbergets Lantgård

I found the farm and a sign saying reception and I followed the dust path and there were a couple of houses, but no sign. I was driving around looking for the reception and when I passed the houses the third time there was a “Åsa Nisse” character walking over the lawn. He didn't give any signals to me so I thought it was a guest walking around looking sullen.

I drove back on the gravel road and “Åsa Nisse” came out on the road. Again, ni sign or wave, Nisse just stood there in the middle of the gravel road. I tried to pass him and he stepped out in front of me. What and idiot! And no sign or indication that he wanted to contact me.

He asked what I was looking for and, and no surprise, no greeting or anything. He pointed to one house and said that it was the reception. I asked why there wasn't any sign on the reception. I drove up to the house and a lady came towards me, and it was most likely “Åsa Nisse's” daughter.

I parked the car and I brought my luggage to the room, a very small room, no desk, no place to have my suitcase so I had to use half the bed. Empty soap dispensers in the bathroom.

Stormyrbergets Lantgård
My room at Stormyrbergets Lantgård

Stormyrbergets Lantgård
My room at Stormyrbergets Lantgård

It was late when I arrived so I skipped the bird watching, but I will go up in the forest tomorrow morning to look for birds. Click HERE to find out if here is any birds in the area.



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Jiffy (also jiff)

noun [in SING.] informal a moment: we'll be back in a jiffy.

ORIGIN late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.

So as you understand, in a jiff pretty much depends on your internet.
So I put a “Next” button here and I hope that there isn't any problem to understand how to use that one. So just CLICK the “Next” button on your left hand side and you will be on the next page in a jiff!

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Faites vous parlez le français? Pas de problème! Pour arriver à la page suivante faites s'il vous plaît un déclic le bouton “Next” ci-dessus!

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Farla parla l'italiano? Non problemi! Per vedere la prossima pagina lo scatto per favore giusto Il bottone “Next” sopra

Sprechen sie Deutsch! Kein problem! Wenn Sie die folgende Seite sehen wollen gerade klicken der Knopf “Next” oben!

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E ni Svenskar och inte förstår Engelska så ska ni skämmas. J och Björn, med det menar jag inte att alla mina stavfel ska ältas varje gång vi träffas.

Flag of Skåne / Skånska flaggan Well, the flag of Skåne, just a BONUS flag.


                                       

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