Starting Location:Â Hirtshals (off the ferry from Stavanger)
Ending Location:Â Esbjerg
Total Distance Traveled (including this day):Â 6450km Â (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. Â 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. Â As ever, we met fantastic people on bikes, trikes, cruisers, rockets and pretty-much-everything-but-cars. Â After staying for a while, we said our goodbyes and headed south. Â Â At this point, the clouds started to darken. Â While riding along we were greeted with thunder and lightening, followed by a monumental downpour. Â It was slow lane time and we proceeded at crawl pace, while many cars just pulled in. Â I was leading but eventually hit the “screwit” point and pulled into a service station. Â There was no point in riding in this. Â After a burger meal the rain lightened, but we were at the point where we would lose another member. Â Gregg had to turn east to ride back to meet Vadimir, and start his journey home. Â 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.