The End of the Road

July 1, 2007 at 5:17 pm 1 comment

So this seemed to us like a pretty good place to call it quits. The village of Å at the end of the Lofoten Island. We’d biked 2000km, and if we wanted to go any further, we’d need to figure out how to float on our tire tubes.

The map of the route is here .

End of the Road

So afterwards we went to the island of Røst and had an enjoyable puffin tour where we saw hundreds upon hundreds of Puffins.Not all of these are puffins, some gullies and razor bills, but lots. (Click the photo for a larger one.)

Lots of Puffins

Our guides told us some fascinating stories about the region, including an incredible story of an Italian journey gone awry in 1432, led by Pietro Querini, that ended up in a disasterous wreck near Røst, the upside being that a trade in dried stockfish began which continues to this day .When you need fish in Italy for lent or Friday, you import from Rost.

We’ve now returned to Oslo after a long train journey under the midnight sun, which provided about 3 hours of sunrise, sunset colours from 11-2AM. Here’s a brief video of us biking under the midnight sun on the solstice, and below is our photo from about 11:40 PM. You can see lots more photos if you click the Flickr link on the bottom right.

The plan for now is that we tour Oslo tommorrow, fly home on Tuesday, work and help people get married for a few weeks. Then we head back to London for Kyrgyzstan and China on the 17th!

Midnight Sun


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Not much Island left Heading Home

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  • 1. Sharon  |  July 1, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Yippee for puffins! For a different kind of puffin, take a look:

    Looks like you guys are having an amazing time. There was much interest around here about the Trondheim bike lift. We’d like a full report. Can’t wait to see you two burly people soon!


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