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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Here we had a famous Danish Hotdog.

    [​IMG]hirtshals 7 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]hirtshals 12 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    We camped for the night on the north coast. This campground has nice sites each with a hedge for protection from the wind. The “1 km walk” to the nearest shop with beer was actually 2 km, so we did have to drink a few on the long way back.

    [​IMG]hirtshals 13 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    We then took a long walk on the dunes and along the beach to watch the kite surfers.


    [​IMG]hirtshals 14 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]hirtshals 15 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]hirtshals 18 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  6. marco polo

    marco polo Long timer

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    I just spent the last few weeks reading this ride report from start to finish (at least to this point). It's incredibly fascinating to read. What a great job you've done, both the trip itself and this report. I can't believe the number of photos you've posted. Well done to the both of you.
  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    WOW such a nice post thanks so much! Wait till you see ICELAND!!!!

    S&D
  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Once the last few cars have unloaded we finally got on. You ride up to the second level, we turned around and they lined us up along the back wall, while the rest were lined up at the front. There are no wheel chocks or teams of crew to help you as shown on the video on the Smyril Line website, but we all managed to get the bikes strapped down.


    [​IMG]hirtshals 30 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]hirtshals 32 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]hirtshals 41 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr




    [​IMG]hirtshals 42 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Once your bike is settled for the 45 hour trip to Iceland its time for the skye bar. Dan made friends with Torsten a Faroe Man, who supplied them with Faore 7.2% beer, whale meat, and whale blubber (not good FYI).


    [​IMG]hirtshals 44 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr





    [​IMG]hirtshals 45 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr





    [​IMG]hirtshals 46 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]hirtshals 52 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr




    [​IMG]hirtshals 53 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  12. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    Great last posts :clap
    Thank's for taking the time to put up so many pics and detailed report.
    Looking forward to your next adventures!
    Buen Viaje.
  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks so much. I a bit behind. We are off to North Cape starting tomorrow! You must be getting ready to move?
  14. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    Yes, getting ready. The date has been set for August 11th.
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    Finally we sighted land the southern most islands of the Faroes.




    [​IMG]faroes to iceland 2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    We docked farther west on the large island of Streymoy at the capital in Tórshavn, briefly to exchange passengers and vehicles.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-07-03 at 12.35.48 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]faroes to iceland 4 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]faroes to iceland 5 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]faroes to iceland 6 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    After another mostly calm night in the North Sea we readied for the 730 am arrival. We watched our approach from the sky deck. Braving the cold and howling wind we saw our first view of the snow covered shores of the island and wondered what we had gotten ourselves into.

    We had already heard from other riders that all the central roads on the island were still closed due to snow and lack of melting after a very cold spring. It looks like the dream to ride the “central cross roads” of Iceland will not be possible.


    [​IMG]iceland 1 1 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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    [​IMG]faroes to iceland 23 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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    [​IMG]iceland 1 8 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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    [​IMG]faroes to iceland 30 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Getting back to the car deck we found that they had loaded the vehicles from the Feroes like a complex jigsaw puzzle. There were bikes, cars, and motor homes parked in all directions. Some were so close that the people could not get into them until the other cars had unloaded.



    [​IMG]iceland 1 15 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]iceland 1 16 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    We disembarked from the ship to find ourselves in a cathedral valley around the port of Seydisfjordur dripping with waterfalls.



    [​IMG]iceland 1 17 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]iceland 1 18 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr




    Rising up out of the valley on the switchback road we then crossed the snow-covered plains. We saw several guys unloading snowmobiles! We later heard that when people arrived the week before us ther road was snow covered.


    [​IMG]iceland 1 19 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]iceland 1 20 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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    [​IMG]iceland 1 22 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr