- July 1971
country Richard and I visited in 1971, along with a friend Mike
Ridgard, is Norway. On that trip we toured all the way from Ostend
to the northernmost part of Norway and quickly down through Finland, Sweden
and Denmark, then back to Ostend, doing a total of 5430 miles (including
UK mileage) in 19 days. This was in my highly reliable VW 1500 Beetle.
(Click Photo 5 below to see a photo of the dirty Beetle, Richard and me
(in my hairy period - yes, I really did look that scruffy in those days!)
taken on a cold day in the far north of Norway.) You can see the following
photos if you wish (click the
green arrows to move between them):
(All the above-mentioned
photos are courtesy of Mike
Ridgard. Like Richard and I, he grew up on Teesside and took a keen
interest in the ships visiting the various docks on the busy River Tees.
Mike has travelled widely and is an accomplished photographer.)
Richard's Diary for the Scandinavian tour.