We don't have anything against Germany but we didn't have enough time to stay longer than an overnight as we were heading towards Hollands Hook. Primarily a autobahn drive we had the pleasure of the "woosh-mobiles" again, more or less flying past us at ridiculous speeds, for company. It got us talking about how we… Continue reading Daft in Delft, Giddy in Gouda
Meow, Jigsaw here! I’ve had a look at the blogs from the humans Nordic trip and as usual I am not the centre of attention in their writing so I’m feeline the need to correct it. To be honest, it’s not been a bad one for me either. They did a very good job of… Continue reading The Mouse Trap – tails of a travelling cat!
Denmark sits quietly between Sweden, Norway and Germany and to be honest, when we thought about Denmark's identity, we were limited in our terminology. We weren't using the same descriptive words that we had done about its neighbours but having spent a second stint here, (Charismatic Copenhagen) this time in the Jutland region, we realise… Continue reading Denmark, so much more than butter and bacon!
Meandering our way back down to Oslo from Lofoten Islands was a treat for the eyes, even if it was a very long way! We've a load of photos but tried to select some that evoke the vast and diverse array of landscapes, high and low, warm and cold that we travelled through. Different to… Continue reading Norway – North to South
Majestic mountains with jagged tips, piercing the sky, the ubiquitous red stilted buildings and beguiling fishing villages were all there to meet us as we explored The Lofoten Islands. A long held dream of a trip came to fruition with the generosity of the Norwegian Government and frankly, great timing! We short cutted Narvik by… Continue reading Dreams – The Lofoten Islands
Before the alert that we’d be ok to travel into Norway (must have been the email I sent to their PM) we had continued south to and spent a few hours in Osterund. They have their own Loch monster here, Birger. Based up a series of children’s books written by a local, they have their… Continue reading Welcome to Norway
After the gorgeous time in the wilderness we beatled our way up the long and winding road to the Arctic Circle. It’s a very long drive, it’s currently at 66°33′48.7″ north of the equator, it changes dependent on the earths tilt. I doubt they move the sign though or the gift shop/info centre/cafe! Jigsaw left… Continue reading The Arctic Circle and The Computer Says No
We set off on The Wilderness Road and pretty soon wondered why we’d bothered…. There were hardly any people to watch, no tea rooms with naff souvenirs, no lakeside bistro’s full of noise….. Seriously, it was sublime for the opposite reason. The Wilderness Road is an aptly named 370km loop with numerous places to see… Continue reading The Wilderness Road
After the highlights of Stockholm we needed to tone it down a bit so after escaping the tunnels, we headed to Uppsala for some crazy golf, not kidding, see photo... then we decided we should be more serious so headed out for a riverside walk to be educated on Uppsala, it being a university town… Continue reading Escaping to Higher Ground
Maybe the binge watching of ‘Nordic Noir’ dramas has influenced us, as we crossed The Oresund Bridge into Sweden, made famous by The Bridge, we felt the need to lock the doors. All the Nordic countries seem full of murderers, drug dens, kidnappers and criminals, we’ve learned that from the TV, so with much trepidation,… Continue reading Captive in a Swedish basement!