The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    I se one of your pic got in photos of the week at the front page, congrats.
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  2. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Yes thanks we now just need to find one from Norway of the same impact!

    I do like this one! “Riding into the Snow Storm”!!

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    norseXL Northman

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    Great one, pretty much tell what weather can be up here too, allways changing, sometimes from one end of a tunnel to another... :)
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    We noticed that the other day, We entered thinking snow was about to hit us and came out In pure sun shine!
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  6. Peter640

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    Well a big day walking Oslo’s streets yesterday. The theatre, Royal Palace, Sculpture Park, the new waterfront area, Nobel Peace Centre and Akershus Castle before a quick bar hop home for my exciting recycled hostel food bin dinner!!

    All in all a most foot adventurous day!

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    Oslo is a city in sunshine and swarmed by e-scooters! There are thousands of the things being ridden by young and old alike ....

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    I just arrived In time to see the castle ...

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    I hope she didn’t pay the painter a lot for this one!
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    A whole room was decked out in this pattern! Looked amazing ...
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    Klim circa 1678....
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    Lots of marching about and the usual silly hats
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    Then a gentle walk home to see the beer robbers at a trendy riverside bar ...

    I was mugged by sea gulls!!

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    Cool street art
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    Oh and capped off with a splendid recycled food bin dinner in my hostel cell!

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    Off to see the Viking Ship Museum today!
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    What another big day nearly museumed out!

    All aboard!

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    Weather was awful!
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    But nippy!
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    I am sure binge watching 5 series of Vikings helped me here!
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    Gobsmakingly incredible a 1,000 years old!
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    Shit picture but beautiful!
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    More of my day! Con-Tike and Flam museums!

    I read Thor Heyadahl as a kid at school... and was surprisingly excited to be here!

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    Is this why I love Norway so much ... we share a birthday!
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    I have to love my English ancestry and the mastery of understatement!!
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    Amazing polar explorers!
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    "Nøgne ø" meaning barren island.


    There lived a remarkably grizzled man
    on the uttermost, barren isle.
    He never harmed, in the wide world’s span,
    a soul by deceit or by guile;
    His eyes, though, sometimes would blaze and fret,
    most when a storm was nigh,-
    and then people sensed he was troubled yet
    and then there were few
    that dared to get close to Terje Vigen

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    Wonderful! Thank you !
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    Is this from Ibsen‘s poem? A tragic tale of British brutality?
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    Yep, the poem "Terje Vigen" is about a man who rows to Denmark for food under the British blocade during the napolionic war, get captured and get broken in prison ..
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    Ah pulling out of Oslo right now!​
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    @norseXL thank you and @PiaP for all your kind virtual hospitality! Come and see us in Oz. Direct flights from Oslo!!

    Germany, brace for impact! A brief but nice visit I hope!

    My euro boat is very fancy!

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    Cold and wet!
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    Just a little weird!
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    Outta here!
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    The moment of separation!
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    Pretty little island!
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    She’s a big boat!
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    If you get up here again ther's room and beer...
    Shame we missed by such short time
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    Peter, I'm just re-entering society as a Certified Arctic Circle Crosser. It appears that we once again missed one another at Dawson City and the midnight madness by a very few days. I closed Bombay Peggy's the Night/day of June 23rd and paid for a bed at the Bunkhouse that I never slept in.

    I'll be working my way through your latest photo diatribe in the next few weeks.

    To quote the label of I.W. Harper's fine Bourbon whiskey, "It's always a pleasure!"
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    100% yes! And likewise for you in Australia. We could explore the Aussie beer scene!

    Thanks

    Peter
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