We took the van into an approved Citreon repairer in the hopes that a specialist might be able to more accurately identify the problem but unfortunately with it being an intermittent fault with a host of likely causes we all agreed our best bet was to continue slowly homewards, hope for the best and get it looked at at home. The mechanics were all lovely, helpful and spoke fantastic English.
We had planned to spend the next couple of nights at Charlottenlund fort campsite, but despite being mid week and not the school holidays here they were fully booked for most of this week. This was annoying as we had waited about for a couple of hours in IKEA, the only compensation being that we enjoyed a Swedish IKEA breakfast buffet and I was delighted that my UK family card got me a discount and a free coffee 🙂
We used Martin’s brilliant Camperplaats app to help us find alternative accommodation – squeezed ourselves in rather tightly at a Marina (more tightly than it appears in this pic!) and headed off on our bikes determined to get something more positive out of the day than just a breakfast at IKEA.
Cycling off along the coast we headed past Chatlottenlund and tried not to get jealous of the people staying in the fort surrounded by greenery, sea and sand not to mention a few cannons! We headed towards the deer-park, Dyrehaven where you can see 2000 deer of various breeds and The Hermitage Palace.
A cycle back through some housing areas is always interesting and led us to a bakery for yet more pastries. We discovered that on the otherside of the marina there was yet another swimming platform and we sat and ate our chilli watching the last few swimmers of the day, sailing boats coming home at dusk and the odd paddle-boarder.