I crave snow. I need it in my life.
I am constantly checking the weather in Iceland. And the ISK/GBP exchange rate.
And it's not looking good. Right now they are 'enjoying' a mild winter. So mild they are even missing the snow themselves. And the ISK/GBP exchange rate? Pah.
In a bid to find some slightly more affordable snow I have decided to try somewhere new. In an north easterly direction (or it could be NNE...I wish I had paid more attention at school).
Anway - I have booked flights to Bodø, Norway. I chose there so that I get to use the special ø on my iMac - that and it is above the arctic circle.
I've also booked the car - a big jeep thing (that better have studs).
Next step was to look at places to stay - starting with night 1. And the final night. Booked.
When I started to look at potential stops further north - Lofoten and Tromsø - I noticed that the road disappears. And is replaced by a ferry.
So I decided against booking anything else until I have done more Googling homework. I have visions of tipping up for a quick ferry trip that has been cancelled due to bad weather. Meaning we can't get to our Norwegian cabin in spectacular surroundings.
Looks like we might have to book as we go. Risky possibly. But as Stu says ' the worst thing that can happen is we have to sleep in the car a couple of nights'. Yep - that's the worst thing I can think of ever.
Oh - old age has definitely kicked in. I popped into Waterstones in the Arndale the other day for some Norway guidebooks. I headed straight to the travel section - I'd been there before and knew where it was. I picked up a couple of books and a map. It wasn't until I got home that I realised that the reason I knew where the travel section was - was due to the fact that I had already done that exact same shopping trip. For Norway guidebooks. Knob. Head.
Anyway - after a third trip to the same Waterstones to return a couple of duplicates - we now own everything on Norway that Waterstones stock.