We went by the scenic roads, however not even that road has a sea view, so to get a sea view you have to take smaller roads for several miles to the coast and then back again. Anyway, if you want to follow our route on google maps, this is it:
Gävle - Trödje - Norrsundet - Axmar by - Vallvik (terrible camping, so we left) - Ljusne camping. Lovely road even though we did not see the coast line most of the time. And even though I've lived in Gävle for the first 19 years of my life, I did not realise that some of those places were so beautiful. Like Norrsundet!
The camping was nice, just where river Ljusnan meets the Baltic Sea. Quiet and peaceful, plain, but well arranged. However a couple from another country felt it was ok to let their dog run wild, which it cerainly took advantage of. I asked them - politely I thought - to keep it on a leash, but they did not appreciate that. They were quite arrogant, in fact. Oh well, can't win them all.
A few photos from the camping, and of the wines we had. We started off with a small bottle of cremant with gougères from Picard. And yes, we do have an oven in our small RV, an Omnia that you use on a gas stove. And then a Rioja (yumm) with the meal.
A nice, quiet evening! However - at bed time we realised that we'd forgotten to pack our duvets. Turned the heater on high, but it was quite cold just the same. We always forget something...
We woke up to a drizzle that quickly turned into downpour. And it's kept raining all day. Today's route was Ljusne - Söderhamn (where we bought two duvets!) - Iggesund - Boda caves - Hudiksvall - Hölick - Kuggören - Stocka guest harbour.
We had no idea there were caves in the area, but saw the sign and went. That is, Jens and Ivan went. He said it was a nice but tricky walk across boulders, but he didn´t climb the rope (!) down to the cave. I'm glad I stayed in the RV...
We'd heard that the island of Hornslandet with Hölick and Kuggören was supposed to be pretty, and it certainly was. Had to stay in the RV because of the rain, but did take some photos.
And now we are at Stocka guest harbour. Great place, and the view would be lovely on a nicer day. We've decided that if it keeps on raining like this tomorrow, we'll skip our plans for the High Coast and just take the main road E4 via Sundsvall to Umeå where of course we'll turn due west for Vännäs and sis. And Mom!
See the rope? Sure am glad he didn't climb down!