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Calle tour


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For those who think that Friday to Sunday is a bit short for a trip to Sweden and the annual Scandinavian Vincent Club annual Meet, check out this invitation to an extended tour!
This includes historical points of interest in West-Sweden as well as nature sceneries in the nearby county of Dalsland.
At this stage, the plans are only preliminary and, by the way, using your car is perfectly OK. It is also possible to join only part of the tour.



Wednesday June 11th
Take-off from Gothenburg about 0900 hours. Location is still to be decided upon.
Gothenburg – Lysekil. http://www.vastsverige.com/en/Lysekil/ Lunch and visit to the maritime centre "Havets Hus". Lysekil - Tanum and the ancient rock carvings (petroglyphs). From there on eastward toward the meeting site in Hällekis. In case of continuous rain, the group decides together on an alternative agenda.
Distance for this day, about 300 km.

Thursday June 12th
A tour of Dalsland including the Håverud Aqueduct, built about 150 years ago. If there is interest, we can also visit an elk farm where the elks can sees in a fence. An alternative to this is a visit to Läckö Castle at Lake Vänern.

Distance 300-350 km.

Friday June 13th
A guided visit to the Karlsborg fortification, which was built during the years 1819-1909. The fortification was a part of the Central Defence Strategy of those days. This included the plans for a number of strong fortifications located in the centre of the country. Karlsborg was to act as a spare Capital in wartime and was going house parliament, government, the Bank Reserves and the Royal family.
Still today the slogan for the city of Karlsborg is "The Nation's Spare Capital". The honourable Vincent owner Anders Hygrell of Sweden was during his military service given a golden opportunity to get a closer look at the inside of the fortification. This goes back to a ten day not-so-voluntary sightseeing of the prison cell of the fortification. According to Anders H he was the last prisoner there. It cannot be totally ruled out that there is a commemorative plaque at the actual site.

Distance 200 km.

Rules and guidelines.

Each participant pays his own expenses. No fee.

Each participant books his extra accommodation nights at Falkängen, Hällekis. Phone Falkängen, Hällekis: 510-540653 or info@falkangen.se
Please contact Calle or Anders beforehand to avoid any guessing as to the number of bikers joining. calle_sjoblom@hotmail.com

Calle and Anders welcome alternative suggestions when it comes to the trip and the sites involved. It is of course possible to join any of the trips on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.

Calle and Anders



Quiz: On the funny side there will be a quiz in connection with the Karlsborg visit.
Why did Anders spend ten days behind bars? Was it because:

A. AWOL, (Away without permission to leave).
B. He was caught drunk on duty
C. Refusing to obey orders
D. Escaping
E. Simulating illness
F. Fallen asleep on watch duty
G. Marching out of step
H. He was the one who created the rock carvings
I. Flirting with the superior officer's girlfriend
J. Hitting a crow instead of the target at the rifle range
K. Making derogatory remarks about English motorcycles
L. Performing Exotic Dancing

The correct answer will be presented with 5 elegant white terrycloth towels for tools or for polishing.
The awards will take place at the Meet.

Information about the Scandinavian meeting in Hällekis


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