The van had a new set of tyres before setting off. Monday I had to get the front ones replaced as they were on the limit of becoming illegal. Have a claim running against Continental so have my fingers crossed there.
On the 25.06 the van is due for its 100,000 kilometer service and will probably need a new front right drive shaft on the four wheel drive. That is all going to hurt a bit I suppose.
Oh well not been doing too badly considering some of the places I have taken the poor old thing.
I think all in all it was what I'd expected and most enjoyable despite some nervous and bloody cold moments. Anxious might be an alternative choice of word.
Did not take many photographs, but have some good picks which I shall be posting in due course, (this year still)!
The main thing on trips through landscapes such as the ones we have just left behind is that I cannot seem to capture what I am seeing, hearing and feeling. I think it is well put in this crib out of a Norwegian Tourist pamphlet. It is written to describe the fjord scenery, but I find it a fitting statement for the whole country.
I quote in full:
"It is easy to run out of superlatives when describing the fjord scenery of Western Norway.
Words are inadequate to describe the encounters with nature, the landscape and the people along the fjord. A feeling of speechlessness overcomes you, which says it all. The whole experience is indescribable. What really counts is what you experiences and feel while you are here."
This also can be applied to trying to capture the same in your camera.
My excuse and I'm sticking too it.
Another six days and it is back to Oman for a month.