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Norway 2010: Day 10 – 11 (Hafsten)

Day 10:

Liseberg – Camping Askim Strand

Liseberg – Camping Askim Strand

We left Gothenburg and continued Northwards.  We had an idea of trying kayaking in Munkedal and started to look for campsites in that area.  We found Hafsten SweCamp Resort.  There was a bit of a queue of camper vans at check in. We hadn’t phoned ahead. We thought we might not get in.  The main resort was full.  However there was an overflow.  This was a field we’d passed on the way in.  They had availability in the main resort the following day so we decided to stay one night in “The Field” and one night in the resort.

Hafsten Field

Hafsten Field

We settled into “The Field”.  There was a water tap up at the road as well as a bin and a non flushing toilet.  There was a path up into the resort proper and the facilities but this was across the road, up a hill and down a path.

Day 11:

The following day we left “The Field” and moved into the resort proper.  We found our allocated slot and settled in.  Our new neighbour came over and told us that her parents were arriving in two hours to occupy our slot.  She phoned the resort.

There had been a mix up with the other booking.  One of the staff arrived up and asked us would we move into an adjoining slot.  This suited us as the new slot was better.  We moved and settled in again.

Hafsten Swecamp Resort

Hafsten Swecamp Resort

Hafsten Swecamp Resort is a 4 star resort with a range of facilities.  We hired some kayaks and headed out into the bay.  This worked out at only 6 euro an hour each.  None of us would be regarded as accomplished canoeists but we enjoyed it.  There were lots of jellyfish in the water so we didn’t fancy going into the water.

Later on we tried the crazy golf and had a meal (pizzas and steak) in the onsite restaurant.

Hafsten Crazy Golf

Hafsten Crazy Golf

Hafsten Reception

Hafsten Reception

There were two facility blocks.  Our pitch was equidistant from them.  We were at a point where we needed to avail of laundry facilities so when we found an empty machine we went for it.  We eventually finished the laundry at 23:30.

Norway 2010: Day 1,2 (Dublin – Harwich)

Day 1:

Checking out safari room before departure

Checking out safari room before departure

Everything packed, we headed off early to catch the 8:20 Stenaline Ferry from Dublin Port.  We would have preferred Dun Laoghaire but it was more expensive.

It was a relaxing and smooth crossing.  Free WI-FI.  Arrived before noon and headed off on the 444km journey to North West London for a quick visit with relatives.  “Wild” camping on the road outside the house.

Day 2:

Did some grocery shopping and filled with diesel at the local Tesco. Headed off on M25, A12, A120 to Harwich.  Arrived ahead of time for 17:45 DFDS Ferry to Esbjerg (Denmark) and made lunch in nearby shopping centre car park.

We boarded ship and headed for Denmark.

Felixstowe Container Port

Felixstowe Container Port

Eddie (aka Manuel from Fawlty Towers) on board Dana Sirena

Eddie (aka Manuel from Fawlty Towers) on board Dana Sirena