Our jobs and regular lives are soon coming to an end, and we are starting to get rid of our furniture and things we no longer need. Only ten days ago we had half a meter of snow and -13 c outside. For the past week we’ve had up to +9 c and some rain, causing most of the snow to melt. So the roads are right now clear of snow and ready for our great adventure!
Each day passing is becoming brighter in the morning and evening. The morning sun shining in your face fills you with spring feelings and determination, even though it’s too early to say that the winter has passed us, as we live in the Nordics. Hopefully, if we’re lucky, we won’t see any massive snowfalls covering the roads again before we leave.
Recently we’ve mostly been working, squeezing in some short weekend fun every now and then. The roads where we live have generally been too bad for any winter cycling so it’ll likely be harsh on our butts when we set sail later. We managed to do some skiing/snowboarding at Kongsberg ski resort, which was awesome fun. It’s been many years since we both did it, but we didn’t break any bones so that’s good!
We’ve also been at Thea’s mothers cabin where Daniel got to try out his camera for some astrophotography. There is very little light pollution where it is located, which is great for this type of pictures. We were lucky one night, with the skies being relatively clear. So it looked something like this!
Our apartment contract runs out on the very last day of march, but it’s possible we might leave a few days earlier than planned if we feel that we’re ready.
For now, all that remains to do regarding preparation is to get vaccinated and acquire new passports. Travel insurance is in place and the bikes are cleaned up and ready to go.
In the last two weeks of March we will be moving our few belongings that we still want to keep to a storage somewhere safe, then clean out our apartment and say goodbye to our home for the past one year.
In the beginning of March we’ll talk about a little about what kind of bicycles and equipment we will use.
Until next time!