|Volvo Ocean Race boat in Alicante|
--- from Google Street View
|Me in front of the display of what Gothenburg may look like in the future|
|The "living wall," plants growing vertically|
|All seven competing boats at the dock|
|"Turn the Tide on Plastic" (a boat headlining a campaign to reduce plastic use) takes off for the local race|
Then the rain started. And boy, it fell hard. No complaints, though; we’ve had nothing but fabulous sunny weather since we arrived in Bergen, a town known for its constant rain.
|Promotional photos from the Volvo Ocean Race|
|"Mapfre", the Spanish boat (and our favorite for that) returns to the dock after racing|
|The electric garbage truck. (Bet it's quieter, too!)|
|Jacking the cab back down on an electric box truck|
|A wooden bicycle (hey, it's sustainable!)|
Oh, and if you're not into boats, check out the Volvo SUV test ride! Spectators could ride along with Volvo's drivers over a course showing off the fine handling of these cars. And what does this have to do with the Volvo Ocean Race? Well, there's a reason Volvo pumps so much money into the race, and this is part of their payback!