More rain, more fun ;)
Mellerud Travel Blog› entry 6 of 15 › view all entries
July 25th, 2007 – by: aloneinthecrowd
As I already feared the tires sunk into the mud immediately when I started the engine. I didn't make a second try but what to do? Going to the check-in and asking for help was too embarrassing. OK, ladiespower was asked ;) The good thing was, that I parked the car in a 90° angle to the paved path and that it stood in the "right" direction. All what we should do was to push the camper 2 m until the leading tires are on the pavement. The theory sounded good ;) But what to do to avoid that the tires will sink in more? We looked around.
In the meantime a friendly swedish man and a dutch man spotted the incident and offered us their help. Together we should make it. I started the engine and the 2 men and Jantje pushed. The tires slipped despite the branches. I suggested to ask for the tractor again but the men's ambition was too strong ;) More branches were broken (poor trees) to put under the tires. Next try but still nothing.
You should have seen how the car looked. It wasn't white anymore - more muddy grey. Close to the sanitaries we found a water hose and cleaned the car as good as we could. Then we headed further north to Mellerud.
I never saw lake Vänern before. It's huge - nearly like the ocean. You can't see the opposite shore. Close to the village of Mellerud we found a campground next to the lake. We made sure that the soil was compact this time ;)
After lunch break the sun came out and we spent an amazing day at the lake. Jantje even took a bath in the Vänern. But it was too cold for my taste.
An exciting day came to an end.
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