After a good night in the hotel its Snowing in Sweden!
This makes things a little interesting as the road conditions change again. A steady fall overnight covered the cars in about 2″ and the roads as well. Mostly it was quite grippy but as it got deeper cars began to slip off the verges and into ditches. The efficient Swedes have an enormous fleet of ploughs and tractors to keep things moving but not so much on the small roads we were using.
Steady driving on regularities looked after the car and the final one of the morning was cancelled as it was impassable.
We arrived a bit late for lunch and quickly headed for the ice lake down a very narrow lane with two way traffic. When you have 50 Dutchmen in cars trying to go in opposite directions when someone is intended to give way it’s asking for trouble. It was like herding cats!
After some time the lake was reached and was as fun as expected. We even went round an island.
The afternoon saw more regularities and an intense navigational section involving some very tricky junctions and collecting code board letters. I think it went very well as we saw all bar one hidden on a road not on the map! Bloody Tulip Rally!
The night section is next and I have my maps as ready as possible. Final instructions are issued on departure do fast plotting in the car will be required.