The next day, we visited the summer home of the Swedish Royal familiy. The park belongining to the summer-home is open to the public and is a VERY nice place:
"Kilroy was here".... hehe....
On the nearby cafe, Cecilia did something for the very first time in her life: pouring her coffee out of a "Royal Coffee-can"... golden ofcourse...
During the stay on the island, we rode the bikes on lots of nice roads and paths, very scenic and very suitable for biking:
The terrain is flat as a pancake, making biking very easy:
But all nice things come to an end, so here's the the sunset on our last evening on the island:
The swedish mainland is visible in the horizon.
After departure on the homebound leg, we passed the main village on the island: "Borgholm"
Soon we where at FL 100 heading for home.
As usual, Cecilia was at the helm, and as usual I was handling the radio, the nav, the inflight snacks and the camera...
Sometimes (mostly when there's female ATC controllers, because she says she understand female voices more easily than male voices) she handles the radio too, so that leaves yours truly with a very light workload...
After 1hr 45 mins we touched down on our home airport ENRY, once again happy with another great x-country in our "aluminium wonder".
To travel around in this thing, knowing it's pure amateur-bulit, makes us very grateful and happy.
BTW: on the way home we had a little tailwind, so the GS was 140-150 kts at our favorite powersetting: 55% LOP (21/2100)
Normally 55% LOP gives us around 125 KIAS, but at heavy weight, we loose acouple of knots. (but a few KIAS here'n there; who cares... hehe...)
Anyway; 55% LOP gives us a FF on 20-24 litres pr hour (depending of altitude) and it's NO WAY we could've matched that with our car. Not to mention that we had used a couple of days each way to get to and from the island....
Conclusion: having a flying RV is living with a dream... (but that we all knew from before, right?)
BTW: here's more info of the island:
(click in the upper part of the webpages to change the language)