Norkapp trip - shakedown

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  1. Sundowners

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    Nordkapp Trip - Shakedown

    At present sitting at Lyndon Top Farm Campsite, Rutland, with Garry & Chris (Flatpackchicken), the other half of the convoy, doing a shakedown trip ready for the off on 20th May for our trip to Nordkapp, Norway. Weather not too good here, hope it's not an omen for things to come. Going anyway, what will be, will be, taking winter warmers with us so that we are prepared.

    Can't wait.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    Have a lovely trip. ... really jealous. Sounds like a trip of a lifetime. Keep us informed as to hows it going and whats you up to..apart from fishing.!

    Regards Brian and Chris
     
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    I'm sure you'll have a blast.
    We've often thought about the route you're going so we'll be following your updates with genuine interest.
    Mike and Gwen
     
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    Hi Nigel & Pam have a great trip, we're off to Alaska 6 days after you. Must meet up for a beer when we're both back. Checked out Prudhoe Bay weather today, next week snow and minus 21 at night :Eeek: and I'll be there on the bike in a few weeks:BigGrin:

    Drive Safe:thumb::thumb:

    RorynJan
     
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    Brrrrrrrrrrrrr Just as the weather gets better here you set off to find the cold again. Think you are mad. :Eeek: I would stay at rutland :Rofl1:. Sorry I know you are looking forward to it and I wish you all the best and hope you have a wonderfull time and a safe journey:thumb:
     
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    Hi Nigel and Pamala

    Have a great trip and if you see a Dutch camper named "the Duke" it will be us :thumb:

    Have fun

    Paul and Ineke
     
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    Hi Pamela and Nigel
    Have a fab time. Feeling a tad envious as I'm sat at home nursing a broken wrist, hey ho. Really look forward to hearing all about the trip
    Kath
     
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    Nigel and Pamela,

    Have a great trip, stay safe and enjoy.

    If youre passing through you know where we are, if not we can catch up when youre back to hear about your travels.

    Rory minus 21, we should have been there about now too, maybe a little later, but hopefully next year, fingers crossed.
    Have a safe journey.

    Pat and Neil
     
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    Have a really great time all of you - hope to do similar one day! :thumb::thumb:

    Best regards

    Catherine
     
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    You could get help you know. You can afford private, you don't have to wait for the NHS.
     
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    Corrrr, you aren't half brave.

    Hope you've packed your electric willy warmer.

    Look forward to the pictures.
     
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    Aw come on where's your sense of adventure. Was thinking of asking you along you're a biker aren't you :Wink:
     
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    Not compared to you.

    Hot or cold, I go for hot.

    I remember Biarritz in T-shirt and shorts, my legs got burned. Now that's my kind of biking. Biggest danger, riding along the front and not falling off due to some of the sights on the beach. There's a thought for you as you pick the icicles out of your eyebrows.

    Last Monday was grand, first time this year I didn't turn on the heated grips.
     
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    Have a great trip and all being well I should be catching you up mid June. Bye the way, you will have more chance of catching frostbite in Benidorm than above the Arctic circle by the time you get there. Mid 20s is the norm.
     
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    Tried some of the new kit out today - more than impressed - we bought a really brilliant BBQ/Fire Pit at the Peterborough Show which folds down to nothing.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    Hope you enjoy it as much as we did - it will warm up before you get there, just watch out for those moose on that Dalton Highway, more importantly we think you should watch out for those huge metal animals coming at you in the opposite direction or more importantly the rocks they sling up as they pass.

    We MUST catch up on our return to share stories. Wouldn't it be a coincidence crossing the Arctic Circle at the same time.

    Have a safe journey.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    Softy route

    'our trip to Nordkapp, Norway.'

    Very best of luck. Will be watching how you get on with baited breath. We are going North in June but not as far and by the softy 'up the middle of Sweden' route. If we make the circle I will be well chuffed and really quite amazed.

    Best wishes
     
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    We will look out for you, are you displaying a MHF sticker - we have ours - we are in a White Dodge Ram with a demountable and Garry has Eurovan and a trailer.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    We'll text you our co-ordinates occasionally to see if we are in the same vicinity, if we don't meet along the way will see you at Senja. Have a safe journey.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    Nope, we live in the Netherlands and the last time we were in England was in 2010.
    No MHF stickers available in 2010 :Blush:

    But its name is up front and at the back of our camper "The Duke"

    We will be in Scandinavia for approx 1-1/2 month, but we are not heading for the Nordkapp
    We will not be going further north than the Lofoten

    Have a great trip and leave some sun for us :Rofl1:

    Paul and Ineke
     
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