Starting Location: Hirtshals (off the ferry from Stavanger)
Ending Location: Esbjerg
Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 6450km (est)
Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :4
“Tired” Factor (1-10) :3
Day 17 brought us to the ferry port of Esbjerg after the Fjordline ferry’s newest ship steamed in on time. We traveled with the MC club south and as we had some hours to kill, decided to tag along to their meetup in a camp site for motorbikes only near Nodager. As ever, we met fantastic people on bikes, trikes, cruisers, rockets and pretty-much-everything-but-cars. After staying for a while, we said our goodbyes and headed south. At this point, the clouds started to darken. While riding along we were greeted with thunder and lightening, followed by a monumental downpour. It was slow lane time and we proceeded at crawl pace, while many cars just pulled in. I was leading but eventually hit the “screwit” point and pulled into a service station. There was no point in riding in this. After a burger meal the rain lightened, but we were at the point where we would lose another member. Gregg had to turn east to ride back to meet Vadimir, and start his journey home. We said our goodbyes and were then back to the original three.
Heading west, it took us 2 hours to get back to Esbjerg, where we had to wait, damp, for a couple of hours to board, then started our long trip home.