Dating buzz cape town

28 Mar

despite a tempestuous sea the good Ferry Skane held fast and neither Kath or I had so much as a pre seasick yawn or burp …but we will meet again, on NZ land of islands or SA land of Jacob the Indian.It’s a crawl of traffic from the outskirts of Berlin and along the ring road that skirts just north of the city and, as soon as we can, we climbed onto the wide speedway, and let the Landy have its way with the broad road …we were set in lane two of three, to our right there was a nose to tail, train-like row of goods trucks, to our left the Audi and BMW maniacs who flew so fast past us that if it wasn’t for the trucks I would have thought we had parked on the side of the road!Despite this and the mass of vehicles on the road it’s a pleasure to drive here, even at a lowly 130kmph, and yes when the opportunity reared its head we did slip into the fast lane and let the 2.2l of turbo powered diesel have its head …

hahaha So we ploughed through the 330km of smooth as silk roadway to Rostock; a harbor town on the north-eastern border of Germany.

We have a 6 hour ferry ride that leaves at 4.45 from Rostock to the Swedish port of Trelleborg, typical of our African nature we think we have to be early …

worried there wont be space and we get left behind so we arrive at 2pm even though we have a booking!!! Route through Denmark: 580km = 1 tank of fuel @ €80 – Overnight accom €30 x 2 – Lunch and dinner €30 x 2 – Tolls €90 So the hard costs of about €290 vs Ferry cost €85 (we joined their “loyalty club” and got a massive discount) – lunch and dinner x 1 €30 and accommodation €10 (more on that later).

Having done a rather detailed analysis of the journey we had decided on the ferry, thereby missing out Denmark and getting to Sweden and then onto Norway as quickly as possible … Well our children are meeting us in Oslo on the 15 and we want to have a day or three in Sweden so we have a deadline for the first time since the shipping in Alexandria – terrible to be under such pressure!!!! So despite not being number crunches we took the ferry as a cheaper and more experiential option …

another overall clad chap at the yawning entrance to the ferry pointed at each driver and then directed him to specific lanes and levels … Kath and I scurried out and up the three flights of steps as the others awaited the elevators – and stumbled into a lounge with business class type seating …

it was brilliant and by we were all aboard, tucked in in an orderly fashion one behind the other on 5 levels of parking … It took 4 guys to load a 1km train, 2 more to load the 3.3km of vehicles and then the 2 ticket personal … it would take 50 of us Africans eight hours to make the ferry leave late and arrive even later, without half your baggage … we have never sailed on a cruise liner before but imagine that this is what its like …

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