The very best plans can go awry, and ours have. Tonight finds us ensconced at the Hotel Phonix in Aalborg in northern Denmark. A very gentle Scandinavian city. Bicycles, pedestrianised streets and a mix of old Danish architecture with brand new contemporary designs, but all blending harmoniously. Dinner was fish and chips at an Irish bar – far from adventurous! A beautiful evening, so we enjoyed a perambulation around the city.
We were up early, for us, this morning and at a garage in Kolding by 0820 in our attempt to get the Landie starting problem attended to. Unfortunately, 2 mechanics had called in sick so they were unable to cope with the work already booked in and could not assist us. They recommended we proceed to Arhus (100 ks) and gave us the name of the Land Rover garage there. En route we telephoned them, but they were also inundated with work and unable to help. They suggested we try a garage in Aalborg. (Another 100 ks) This garage was also swamped and said they were fully booked all week. They did though, telephone the Bosch Service Centre, the other side of Aalborg and they, much to our relief, said they would try and help us. Sebastian, the mechanic there could not be more helpful. Fortunately his English is good too. It appears the fuel pump is failing. Luckily we have a spare with us, but changing it is a lengthy process as it is located underneath the back of the land Rover in the fuel tank. So, the work could not be completed today and we await a call from Sebastian tomorrow. Hopefully, this will still give us time to get the evening ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand.