Out in the Netherlands for a couple of days of not sure how much I'll be able to post, but here's from the first day or so.

Coffee and cookies are important on a . We're sticking around this lake a little longer, resting our legs a bit before going homewards. I didn't quite manage to snag a good picture of them, but we had a little visit from the local pair of crossbills while making coffee.

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Eye contact 

But what about second lunch? On a ? Well we were thinking to have it here by this lake!

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lunchtime! Found us a little bench by the creek/river for some sandwiches and water. So far we've kept mostly to small forest roads, and I think that's mostly the way we'll keep it going forward as well. Not such spectacular views as in Switzerland, but very nice in their own way.

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! Going to Åre from Umeå by way of Sundsvall for a conference.

Getting norther and norther, and it's getting both more 3D and more pretty

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The second begins in Swedish 2D country - Scania, on a train under rearrangement. After some shenanigans on Malmö central station, we're underway towards Stockholm, where we'll arrive at around 1430 this afternoon. For now, it's fields and breakfast.

Have now spent an ungodly amount of time at Hamburg Hbf, practicing trombone a bit (with a practice mute, on a semi-empty platform), eating a second dinner (indian good at the food court, decent) and generally wasting time. Train is coming. Eventually. one is almost over.

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Hello Frankfurt!

In other news, downloading videos to watch together ahead of time was definitely a good idea (watching Philosophytube's latest), and using a Pulseaudio combine sink is relatively straightforward once you learn what CLI commands to use (I maintain that it's a bad system tho), so listening in two pairs of headphones is Easy(tm) (one wired, one Bluetooth). We Keep getting more and more delayed though. 43 minutes now...

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2D country has been somewhat uninteresting and frustrating so far. Internet keeps dropping out, train keeps getting later and later, but we're creeping slowly closer to Hamburg, and there's no risk we'll miss our connection there.

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The change in Basel turned out to be surprisingly stressful as well! Mostly because in addition to changing trains, we also wanted to get some lunch, as well as a adapter from europlug to swiss plug... In the end we managed, and now sit on the train we're sitting on for the next 6.5 hours or so.

Goodbye Switzerland! It's been a weird two years, and you're a weird country, but I'm happy I got to know you!

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After Olten, tunnels.... Not only, but starting with a pretty long one, and there's more before Basel if my map reading skills are good enough. Such is life in a 3D country.

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