July 17 – Leaving Sweden

On the boat to ScotlandIt starts today. We are going to Scotland! We got up just after 5 o’clock so we would have time to get ready before getting in the car to travel to Gothenburg and the boat. During the journey Patrik got the chance to play with Lennarth’s newly purchased computer toy. A GPS-receiver for the AutoRoute programme, it lets one use the computer as a GPS. It worked so and so as it lost contact with the satellite. To make sure the computers battery could be recharged Lennarth had bought a transformer so the battery could be charged through the cigarette lighter contact. At 10o’clock we drove on the boat, then we wandered around looking for our cabin which was a little difficult to find. When we found our cabin we went and took an early lunch and then it was down to the Tax-free shop. Patrik met a few Scots in front of the Whisky section and started up a conversation. They thought the Whisky was expensive in the tax-free shop, which after a little calculation showed that they weren’t completely right, they calculated Swedish crowns to £1 = 10 Sek. When we had been in the tax-free enough times we went to the pub. Lennarth and Terese took a cola, Patrik took a Guinness and Gun tried a San Fransisco and an Irish coffee. Lennart sang along with the singsong. When we got tired of listening to the old music we went down to our cabins and retired for the night.