Well, when starting this adventure from Oslo, I was unsure how far I’d make it. The body and mind held up and I’m now back in Oslo some 6-7,000 kilometres later having circled thru Scandinavia. Roughly ⅓ by sea, ⅓ by bicycle and ⅓ by train & bus.
The great thing about doing all this is the experiences and learnings along the way, whether history – like the Crimean War was actually fought here – or the people you met along the way- like the road worker who was also an Internet game moderator – or simply that the body could still take it again and again. It will also be nice to met up with the Swedish rowers when they come to Karapiro for the World Masters in the new year.
But a special nod to Steve with whom I shared a table on the Ms Lofoten, I hope we met again, as you set the bar for others to meet.