Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Hirtshals

WERE OFF !Posted by zebb Thu, June 27, 2013 19:21:58

Hirtshals

After the camp we headed to the ferry for Iceland at Hirtshals , looks like any northern ferry port EXEPT for one thing it has everything you need just were you need it GREAT! ATM`S, BIKE SHOPS, PUB. we found cheep motel rooms round the back of the hotel the bike shop ordered tires for H`s bike for when he returns and the HAPPY HOUR in the Locals pub lasted 3 hours Hurray! Lots of beer! Pizza shop next door got our dinner ready, had a great sleep woke ready for breakfast and the Ferry

There’s may be a dozen other bikers from around the world crossing over to Iceland all in great spirits and the sense of adventure in all of us is starting to rise, a few hardy soles are sleeping in the chairs while me and H slum it in a 3 birth cabin with sea view to ourselves “oh how I long for the days of sleeping in bushes in Siberia”

Good fun on the boat, sat and talked with the other bikers swapping stories and information, Yuri the Russian pissed himself laughing at me talking Russian with a scouse accent but also helped me with pronunciation of words I had struggled with

We passed the Shetland Island at dawn (there is no dawn it’s light all the time) and we got our first glimpse of the Faeroes in the evening they look truly spectacular and both me and Henry are glad we have opted to stop there for 3 days on the way back,, so it was off for a steak for dinner just as the ship started to go up and down a lot (may regret that latter)

OH and we passed a big sailing Dingy thingy ,ooooh I could feel my blood rise and I was looking for my pistol and cutlass, thoughts of rape and pillage passed through the red mist that was now before my eyes ( one of my ancestors was a captain in Morgan the pirates fleet) MUST BE DNA MEMORY ! But he was the good sheep, the Reverend Gideon Penman was hung for being a minister to the devil apparently the devil used to ask for him by name! according to his covern of young Lady's (I wonder what he did with them then!) he was a very black sheep, along with other odd cutthroat’s rapist and border reveres who lay claim to my family name (I feel a bit left out really)