What a wonderful day we have had today. First a light breakfast with another interesting discussion with Paula and Sten and then we cycled the 10 km in sunshine and -5 degrees to the ferry terminal. The sailing time from Karlskrona to Gdynia is 11 hours, pretty much the same time it takes to fly to Bangkok…
We arrived Gdynia when it was completely dark. We set our GPS on our hosts address but the GPS then wanted us to return to Karlskrona, then go to Denmark and Germany before going to the right place.
Arriving to a new city when it is dark is never easy. This time we had to find our way out from the port area together with a hundred trucks that came with our ferry. Our GPS continued to tell us to turn back at every intersection. Really annoying, but we ignored it’s instructions and only followed the map. It was cold, dark and super windy when we tried to negotiate the streets of Gdynia and we are proud to tell that we went pretty much straight on target. When we approached the correct building our hosts waved to us from their balcony and came down to greet us.
Our hosts, Ania and Slawek are very nice people, and they immediately asked some friends to come and and meet us and share some wine. We had lots of interesting discussions that for obvious reasons centred around traveling, and especially traveling by bike. It turned out that Ania and Slawek had made almost the same tour through the Baltics as we did a couple of years ago so we had plenty to talk about.
It was a very funny night with lots of laughter and smiles and we are so happy we could come and stay with Ania and Slawek and meet their nice friends. Thanks a lot for hosing us.