First Impressions: I think we’re in Scandinavia, and I think this because peeping coyly from behind this stand of trees is a red and white building. Even if I hadn’t seen the building, I would probably have guessed Scandinavia, as we hit Scandinavia a lot last week and I’m just feeling like it’s becoming familiar. Further than that, I can not say.
Looking Around: There aren’t a lot of other houses to be seen yet. So I’m guessing more rural than a few of the other places we’ve been recently. Pretty country. My goodness, Scandinavia is photogenic.
Headed Northish: Passing a few houses and a road sign that reads Kedjeneden. Sweden or Norway, methinks, and leaning towards Norway.
Not a lot of signs in this part of the country, whichever country it is. I finally pass a little won for Adakliden.
Finally, a town in the distance?
It seems we are coming up on Adak, from the south.
And I see a hopeful sign–looks like one of those so-helpful boards that tells you ALL the directions and ALL the kilometers. So nice for triangulating.
Let’s get a closer look.
Passing by the local Handlar’n. Which I hope will show up on future maps. 🙂
Sweden! Going by the flag.
Out for a bike ride with the puppies.
What’s up, Google car, says the Swedish dog.
Is it a Swedish thing to walk your dogs on your bike? This is the second dog walking with a bike that I’ve seen on this round alone. It makes sense, particularly if the road isn’t well-travelled, and hey, I’ve seen four dogs and NO CARS on the roads.
Okay, this sign “Hundberg” is cracking me up because if this were German (and not Swedish) that would essentially mean: DOG MOUNTAIN. I wonder if it means the same in Swedish. It might explain all the dogs.
And it looks like Mala is 25 km to the south. Y’know, Mala is another one of those names I feel like I have seen before on Geoguessr. A cursory glance a the map proves I’m on crack though. No Malas look familiar.
I wish Swedish folks liked labelling their highways more, but it’s probably not the most aesthetic thing?
Fiskekort! I have no idea what that means. Fish something? There’s a fish on the sign.
I decide I am bored with the endless trees northwards. Maybe if I head south instead. I jump back to the start.
Lots of trees heading south too. But Mala is closer than Slagnas and maybe I’ll find a larger route along the way?
Hrm. Maybe I DO remember Mala. I have a sign for Skelleftea and I KNOW I’ve seen that before because my husband and I made a pact to go somewhere on Geoguessr and we ended up in Nordsjo and the nearest large town seems be somewhere between Skelleftea and Umea. Checking the map.
I finally locate Adak and then scoot aways south to make my guess.