Day 21 - Thurs 12th June - Oslo

After a big breakfast and taking some Ryvita and cheese for lunch, I went back to the railway station to be sure of the logistics for my departure at 7:30 on Friday morning from Oslo to Motala, Sweden.

In need of bike lights, I went to a general sporting gear shop and bought a small head and taillight for the Vatternrundan. The rule say the light cannot be flashing and these small ones say they lasted 30 hrs on steady.

Being a nice day,I walked to the fortress and spent a couple of hours in the free military museum. It was interesting and gave me more history of Norway's independence and attempted neutrality in WW2. The seemed to have been at war with Sweden or Denmark for 900 yrs.

there was a big cruise ship berth right at the fortress.

I went for a short bike ride and then packed my bike and met Kitab for a final catchup.

It's an early start and I just need to print my starting sheet for tomorrow night. Weather predictions look good (19 - 6 degrees c and partly sunny) for 300km overnight bike ride.

 The 13th century fortress could not hold back this ship. It's a great view from here

The 13th century fortress could not hold back this ship. It's a great view from here

 Went for a short cycle and 15 mins later I'm in a cattle grazing paddock.the sign looked worth a photo

Went for a short cycle and 15 mins later I'm in a cattle grazing paddock.the sign looked worth a photo

 Oslo hostel Central - great location and well presented- highly recommended, and breakfast included 

Oslo hostel Central - great location and well presented- highly recommended, and breakfast included 

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