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Left Gamleby saturday morning after meeting Helena Savio for breakfast and then having the honor of being photographed by her and her beloved Linhof.

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Had decided to head straight for Vimmerby rather than walk along the coast to Västervik as there were thunderstorms forecast for the coast. Was hoping to avoid them if I headed inland. More or less successfully.. Got caught in one short downpour but in all, the day was more or less dry.

wombat_130518_0462Punkture!

I suppose it ad to happen some time, and I have no doubt that there will be many more before I reach Sydney, but I had not expected a puncture just yet!

🙁

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The culprit

A thumb tack had gone straight through the tyre and punctured the tube. Even though I was a Boy Scout for less than 2 weeks, I have still learnt to be prepared, so it was just a easy matter of changing the tube.

Continued on a few hours more and finally found a secluded spot to pitch the tent, just before the rain ( or rather drizzle) started.

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Sunday morning was foggy and dreary and the threat of rain was ever present. It finally started raining as I walked through a sleepy Vimmerby and then persisted through out the rest of the day. It might have been more depressing if not for the fact that I was headed to the home of my old  colleague, Lars -Erik whom I was looking forward to seeing again for the first time in almost 6 years. Even finally got to see his Jaguar, which we had talked about more than once!

🙂

Hope tomorrow brings slightly better weather…