Day 17 in Kirkenes

The camp owner turned up this morning. On asking him if he was opening the camp, he said not until next week. We asked if he minded us staying another night. He wasn’t looking very happy, so we expected a negative response. However, he said we could stay, but he…

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Plans gone awry

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…

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Day 5

A disturbed night. Having just fallen asleep, we were awoken by the arrival of very noisy vehicles parking right beside us. I thought they were motorbikes, but on emerging from the Land Rover this morning discovered we were surrounded by a posse of Volkswagen camper vans of indeterminate vintage. They…

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Ready to go.

Departure is at 0700 tomorrow morning. From Newhaven across the Channel to Dieppe. Our first night will be spent with good friends Mike and Wendy in  deepest Normandy in Villers en Ouche. Preparation over the last few days has been frantic. Hopefully, we have thought of everything! More stickers but…

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Departure on track for May 17th.

Our Landie is back from Gumtree 4×4 and looking good. New shock absorbers, a secure box for storing valuables and modifications have been made for fording any rivers or floods. These include the addition of a snorkel and moving the computer from under the driver’s seat to a box behind…

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