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Old 07-10-2010, 04:04 PM   #61
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:30 AM   #62
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It's been a while since your last post Marta - hope everything is ok!
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:58 AM   #63
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...come out, come out wherever you are

Espero te encuentres bien y disfrutando mucho el viaje!!
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:08 AM   #64
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...come out, come out wherever you are

Espero te encuentres bien y disfrutando mucho el viaje!!
Sortir, sortir, siguis on siguis!
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:37 PM   #65
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OK the Swiss have abducted Marta, Call the troops, It's war I tell you. They probably have locked in a dungeon forcing her to make chocolate or something.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:52 AM   #66
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Marta, really enjoying reading your trip report and amazing photos last time i was in Norway was 20 years ago and remember it being very expensive back then, i use to go jogging through Kristansend people are friendly enough though

Keep the reports comming and have a safe journey
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:50 AM   #67
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Apologies!!!

Alive!
Save and sound! Everything going perfectly!
Heidi doing well (just drinking a bit of oil, hahaha...).
Apologies for having been silent such a long time, but there has been an awful combination of lack of time and lack of wireless... (when I had wireless, I was so tired that I only wanted to sleep, and when I was fit for internet, then I had no wireless!!!). Sorryyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!
Very good news: yesterday I reached Knivskjelodden!!! The most northern point of Mageroya Island!!! Also did a bird safari in the Nature Reserve of Gjesvaersappan and saw sea eagles!!!
I'm sooooooooooooooo happy!!!
Today I'm sleeping in Kautokeino. Norwegian Lappland.
Awful! Millions of mosquitos trying to bite me (first day in Norway I suffer from these beasts, tomorrow early in the morning I'll be heading to the coast again trying to avoid them!).
Apparently the camping where I am has a great wireless connection, but the room where I am has almost no signal. Keeps cracking but I'm not going to go out to the next building to get a better signal - I can die because of the mosquitos!
I'll try to post a summary of the route I've done so far later on, but can't promise!
Big hug to all!!!
Marta & Heidi.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:06 PM   #68
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Yeah!

Heidi (my GS) and I are leaving tomorrow!!!

We are based in Basel (North of Switzerland) and we have decided to spend our 2,5 weeks of holidays visiting Norway.

Our main goals for this trip are enjoying the Norwegian landscapes, seeing Musk oxes and trying to spot some White-tailed Eagles... Reaching Knivskjelloden (the real North Cape) would be a plus, but it's not a priority for us. :)

Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to Lörrach (Germany) where I'm loading Heidi into a train that will bring us to Hamburg.

This is the first time I'm travelling by train with a motorbike. I wanted to make the most of this 2,5 weeks and, since the train is travelling during the night, it's a great way of getting extra time in Norway! And... I will skip 900Km of boring German motorway!

If everything happens as scheduled, Saturday morning I'll be in Hamburg and, from there, I'll be heading to Hirtshals (Northern coast of Denmark), where I want to take the late afternoon ferry to Kristiansand (Southern coast of Norway). Let's see how everything goes...

I'll try to keep you posted during the trip! In case I can't, this is the link to a blog I've created to keep my friends updated:

http://enjoyingtheworldontwowheels.blogspot.com/

And last but not least, a pic of the team :



Cheers,

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Old 07-12-2010, 05:17 PM   #69
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Glad to here your well, I'll call the invasion off.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:54 AM   #70
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Glad to here your well, I'll call the invasion off.
Yup, was wondering where you were?? Glad all ok . Looking forward to your next RR.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:19 AM   #71
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Well done! Let me know if you're travelling through Bergen on the way home, you deserve a beer or two for reaching Knivskjellodden. You can take the ferry to Hirtshals from here and there's plenty of nice roads to ride and stuff to see. Hope the weather was good up north, will be cool to see more pics!
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:17 AM   #72
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Memories

i did the same (virtually) trip in 2007, Brought back so many happy memories. Especially of the rain, rain and more rain we had.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:11 PM   #73
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Quick summary from today

Hi!
Quick summary from today:
Kautokeino - Tysfjord (580Km)
Windy ride through Finland (not as windy as yesterday, though!).
A bit of involuntary off road in Sweden (road works that made me sweat!).
Rainy afternoon in Norway.
After taking the ferry from Skarberget to Bognes, I've ended up in a motel room in Tysford. Have great views to the fiord. This area is extremely beautiful, love it! Glad I came here!
I've had a big Lofoten salmon portion for dinner (got it in the ICA supermarket next to the motel). Deliciousss!
Good news: no more mosquitoes!
Good news 2: Heidi and I are no longer alone! Elg joined us today and we make a great team!
Some pics from today:


Heidi in Finland:




Heidi in Sweden:




Elg. Isn't he cute???




Abisko National Park (Sweden):




Norway (somewhere between Ballangen and Skarberget):




Marta (somewhere between Ballangen and Skarberget):




Heidi (somewhere between Ballangen and Skarberget):




Our home tonight:




Tysfjord is breathtaking!



Hope you like them!

Big hug!

Marta, Heidi & Elg.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:16 PM   #74
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Well done! Let me know if you're travelling through Bergen on the way home, you deserve a beer or two for reaching Knivskjellodden. You can take the ferry to Hirtshals from here and there's plenty of nice roads to ride and stuff to see. Hope the weather was good up north, will be cool to see more pics!
Thanks for the offer, Ola M!
Sure, if I get arorund Bergen, I'll let you know!
I think I deserve a barrel of beer for having reached Knivskjellodden!
Going there it's OK, but the way back is hard! (mostly up the hill...)
(just FYI: I booked the ferry from Kristiansand to Hirtshals a while ago, so I'll be leaving from there)
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:25 PM   #75
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Should you want to see some polish landscapes do not hestiate to change your route while returning - do it via Warsaw. I can help with accomodation if you need. All the best.
Thanks for the offer, Teka, but this summer won't be possible...
I'm short of holidays and have to go back to Switzerland the fastest way as possible (Germany by train during the night).
But I take good note of your offer!
Mmmm... Polish people are nice!
I met a Polish couple in Skarsvag (just below Nordkapp). We were in the same 'motellet' and they took very good care of me (offering teas, coffees, and substantial doses of delicious liquors from the Czech Rep.).
Thanks Dorota and Myrek!
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