The drive once we left the hustle and bustle of Warsaw early morning was through a mix of low rolling hill with farming and forest drives with great mixes of colour as autumn is well progressed with pockets of trees that have no leaves and some areas just changing colour.
Up near the border in Poland we travelled through a lake district that was most beautiful and had a lot of what is best described as summer holiday type accommodation.
Crossing the border into Lithuania was a big change. The colour and vibrancy was gone and the whole countryside had the old soviet regime look with stark concrete buildings and unpainted houses.
Our arrival in Vilnius the capital was a bit more uplifting as this city has a lot more life then the countryside.
We had a small issue with Penny about 200 metres from our Hotel with the gearbox so we did what we do best and that is fixed the gearbox on the road side with the traffic going around us while we worked. A setscrew we had installed way back in Hotan China for our big fix had come loose and got caught in the gear change mechanism. We spent about 45mins on the street getting this all sorted and we were off for the last 200 metres to the hotel. As always when you are busy fixing you forget to take photos of the location that you breakdown in. Only 4 more days driving to get to Helsinki so fingers crossed.
After a quick shower it was off around the old town for a look.
On my return from the trip around town there was a parking inspector going past the front of the hotel putting tickets on the cars with out tickets. We didn’t even know that we needed a ticket. It was funny watching him write out the ticket for Penny and then try and workout where he would put it as Penny doesn’t have wipers to tuck the ticket under.