1 Oct – 11 Dec 2019 – ODing on Iceland’s rough roads: remove dentures, tighten bra straps (Part 2 of 3)

West Iceland I heard on the grapevine that for many, West is best. As the five regions go, it ranked in my top five. Still a relatively hidden pearl by today’s standards, West Iceland stretches from the Botnsa river in the lush serenity of Hvalfjordur to the Gilsfordur fjord. Watersheds and glaciers border it. From […]

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19-26 Jul 2019 – Norway is guaranteed to lift the roof off your brains: the Bolt, Pulpit Rock and the Troll’s Tongue!

Hike # 1: Kjeragbolten – The Bolt You can’t go to Norway and not yomp the hills, much less pass up on Kjeragbolten. It’d be like going to Mount Rushmore and saying, “Oh, we didn’t bother with the big carved mountainside thing. We just had a look in the gift shop.” Kjeragbolten (also known as […]

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25 Jun-18 Jul 2019 – Norway: It’s easy to be a human doing, not just a human being

The Mega Transect proper Backing out of my mum’s driveway in Dorking was nowhere near the heart-thumping-in-my-throat, tear-jerker as it was on our motorcycles, destined for the Americas in 2014. Sliding back into the reclinable passenger seat – coffee cup holder on my left, Jase on my right – a heartfelt goodbye was exchanged before […]

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