Ridiculous as it may sound, this sort of life can get a bit tiring. Finding somewhere to sleep each night, moving on every morning can be a pain. Last Sunday night was a good example – we found a spot which was OK but not great and decided to keep looking, only to end up back at the same spot 1.5 hours later having driven down some of the narrowest roads in Sweden in the search for somewhere better.
I know, not a huge problem to have in life, but still. We had lost our travelling mojo a bit, compounded by the horrible weather, and decided to take a little break in a campsite. We could get a very good deal at a site in Varberg, about an hour south of Göteborg so booked in for 4 nights. 4 whole nights without thinking about where to go next – whoo hoo!
The campsite was right on the coast and in the bad weather was pretty bleak. But we were able to get loads of washing done and have long hot showers as opposed to our usual very short hot showers. We also had a very cheap out-of-season special on a meal at the campsite bar, where the waitress rustled up a veggie option for the buffet for us. We had a long chat with Friendly Chap in the bar (didn’t get his name) about Swedish TV (X Factor, Come Dine With Me and the one about finding a wife for a farmer are all here), aircraft, hunting, caravans….
The sun shone a couple of times and we were able to to do a couple of walks, including to Varberg for lunch and a haircut for D. Varberg was a nice town with a very impressive fort. The coastal path was built in 1921 to link the town with the tuberculosis sanatorium and made for a very pleasant walk in the sun.
All in all, it was a great break and we feel rested and revived. Next stop….ah, we didn’t get around to deciding that yet!