The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]
After a very fine Scandic breakfast our taxi arrived to take us the short distance to the train/bus station. I was excited to see that there was a train in situ and managed to get a couple of shots before it glided off. We were up for the second leg of my favourite ever journey, […]
Photo taken February 2018 from above the city of Tromsø at the cable car station.
In September 1987 & 92 I had taken the train from Oslo to Norway’s former capital and then a further train overnight to the Arctic Circle. With time a bit tighter this time, we flew to Trondheim with Norwegian and unaware that there was now a train from the airport to the centre we took […]
The bi-product of travelling regularly is that you get stacked up with blog material and even start to feel a little pressure to get writing. Having just spent ten marvellous days in Norway, I have an absolute mass of material to write about. By way of background, I had visited Norway twice before, way back […]
Last Wednesday there was the amazing blood/blue moon that could be viewed across many locations around the world. At the perfect time to view this phenomenon, we were travelling by bus from Narvik to Tromsø, high up in the Norwegian Arctic Circle. However, when I awoke at 7.30 next morning, the moon over Tromsø was still looking […]