Saturday, July 18, 2009

Heading to the North Cape!

Heading to the North Cape!

I guess you could call this a coincidence. Only a few weeks ago I shot a portrait on this exact spot in Handen. Back then I had met Maria from Zakopane in Poland. Now it was Maciej Marczewski from Augustów, which is also in Poland! Maciej had just arrived to Nynäshamn, with the ferry when I met him a few days ago. His first stop on his bicycle trip through Scandinavia was Stockholm, where he was planning to stay for a couple of days. I asked him where he was going after that, and was a bit surprised by his answer, which was Nordkap! Also known as the North Cape in northern Norway. That's quite a journey! He reckons he will be on the bike for the next seven weeks. Very impressive indeed. He has a tent with him so he will be sleeping in that for most of the trip. Which is very economical, I only hope it is water proof. After our chat I wished him the best of luck, and was ready to leave, when he pointed out that I hadn't taken any photos yet! It's not the first time that has happened, but it's always a bit embarrassing! If you speak Polish check out Maciej's website. I'm not sure if he has designed it himself, but it is possible, because he is a web designer.

12 comments:

Jacob said...

Delightful, Steffe. Kudos to this young man who has a lot of courage, stamina and fortitude (is that the same as stamina?)...anyway, 7 weeks on a bike in the far north even in the summer sleeping in a tent, zounds!

I get tired just thinking about it. I can ride for about 7 minutes...that's pretty good, right?

MrsLittleJeans said...

doesn't anyone work? I envy him altho I like to be close to a pot of coffee at all times. I like his website, simple yet elegant.

Antjas said...

This man is as gaunt as Lance Armstrong. I wonder how thin he will be after 7 weeks on the bike.

Don and Krise said...

I admire those who choose to bicycle tour. At that speed you really get a chance to see things that normally you would just speed by. Good luck on the remainder of the journey!

B SQUARED said...

Good luck to him.

Eamon said...

Proof indeed that the people are more important than the photos for you!

Steffe said...

I wouldn't say that Eamon. If I have a photo that I think is not perfect it will be deleted. I'm very picky about photography.

Steffe said...

But my short term memory lacks a bit...

brattcat said...

He's in such fine shape. This promises to be an adventure he will remember the rest of his life. And you, and by extension, we, are part of it. Thanks.

Lois said...

He certainly has made good use of all the places to store his things on that bicycle! Very efficient!

Tinsie said...

Blimey. Rather him than me!

Vogon Poet said...

Good luck to him, I like biking but that's too much. Maybe it's all about the age...