Thursday, 24 July 2014

Journey's End

This was an adventure to be remembered and will undoubtedly remain one of the high spots of our travels. Iceland is something special, it really is, and the Faroes were a revelation. We were fortunate to travel with some brilliant people, too. Sad it's over.

If all goes well, join us for our motorhome trip of South & Southern Africa in the Autumn.

Thanks for reading

Sue & Geoff

PS  We had the Icelandic electro-folk band Asgeir on in the Touareg as we travelled - you may have heard them if you have watched the in-car videos. We thought their music fitted this land. Anyway, here they are 'in concert':

Monday, 21 July 2014

Swift Elegance 570 Review

Why not have a look at our review of our home for the last month?

It's HERE waiting for you (or just choose the review page in the page menu above)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Homeward Stretch

Onto Smyril Line again from Torshavn, then two nights on a millpond (thank goodness says Sue)... farewell meal aboard ship...then arrive at Hirtshals, Denmark, three quarters of an hour late, as we stooge around waiting for a berth. We drive through Denmark to Esbjerg, with not much time for seeing anything on the way, where we board the DFDS sailing to Harwich. It's a long hike back, as we're no longer full of anticipation for the adventure ahead.

Beauty and the's all in the eye of the beholder

Last Away

We all recognise that this has been a quite an adventure and that, of course, forms a bond between us all. Great Bunch. We share emails etc., facilitated by our tour leaders, and then we're motoring along the truly awful bumpy, pot-holed A12 and we're here...HOME. Time to clean up, sort out then reflect...

Thoughts to follow...

...Brief reflections on the trip

...Review of the Elegance

I'm aiming for Monday 21st...

Friday, 11 July 2014

In the Faroe Islands

We were here for three nights and our travels are condensed into this single post. This does not mean that the Faroes were any less interesting; it's simply that WiFi is difficult here.

Arrived after a smooth trip on the Smiryl Lines ferry...disembarking at 3am in darkness...which certainly makes a change. It gets light during the the shortish drive to the campsite from Torshavn so normality returns. It's going to be very odd, coping with the Sun going out at night when we return to England.

Later, emerging from a quick sleep, it's not raining or foggy or fact the sun is shining upon us......and we enjoy the completely unique vista of these islands, travelling between them by bridge and under-sea tunnel. Recovering from our Icelandic experience, we quickly begin to appreciate the life and traditions of this unique place.

The next day brings drizzle and mist so we head for the capital, Torshavn and experience the Faroe version of an indoor shopping centre..sitting in quite a cool coffee bar, drinking Latte consuming the free WiFi - hence this post!

Later a Faroese evening of food and dance is organised by our excellent tour leaders - we see the traditional Chain Dance which is a version of the traditional ring dance, once banned by the Church in other counties I gather... there are literally thousands of verses to this which defies belief.
Find out more HERE
See a movie clip of our dancers HERE

Coffee Cool in Torshavn
Fish farming in the Fjords
If only I could remember which harbour this is....
Turf House Peserved