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Approaching 70 degrees Latitude – further north than Iceland. 22nd July.

On reaching Nordkapp I would have cycled across 35 degrees of Latitude. On many occasion it has not been a straight northerly route, rather a meandering line frequently travelling both east and west and at times, south. Tomorrow morning I … Continue reading

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Tromso Floats my Boat. 21st July.

Only my humble view, but Tromso is certainly a cut above most other towns I’ve seen so far in Norway. It’s heritage is very much on display, in part due to the many older buildings around the town. More modern … Continue reading

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Opened my 18th and Final Map Today. 20th July.

The last of the eighteen maps covering the route was opened in my hotel bedroom this afternoon here on Tromso. Just 333 miles to cycle. I have mixed feeling about finishing this wonderful journey. I miss the company of my … Continue reading

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A Very WET Senja Island. 19th July.

The night was windy, very windy, some tents were misshapen by this morning. Having wrestled the tent into it’s bag and not lost anything to the wind, it was an early start to get to the ferry at Andenes. The … Continue reading

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In The Land of the Midnight Sun. 18th July.

I’m sitting beside my tent over looking a golden sandy beach not five metres from me. Many small outcrops of rock protrude from a quiet sea. A shaft of light reflected from the sun runs across the water and cuts … Continue reading

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Bridges, Boats and Bus shelters. 17th July.

My hosts of last night were late risers this morning, so I didn’t provide them breakfast before leaving. Another wonderful day, clear skies with a rising wind late afternoon. Today was very much about cycling over a series of stunning … Continue reading

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Lofoten – Undefinably Uneque. 16th July

Yesterday riding into Bodo on a Sunday afternoon I felt like Clint Eastwood riding into the deserted town in that excellent old film High Plains Drifter. For the first time since leaving Oslo it had been raining. Although heavy cloud … Continue reading

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