As it’s been a fairly slow couple of days, I’ve taken the opportunity to do some planning on where to go after Russia. It’ll be Europe obviously, which is near enough home, but there are quite a few options from St. Petersburg to England.
It’ll be cold, but I’m thinking of bombing up to Murmansk. Being the furthest north-westerly city it’ll mean I’ve have traversed all of Russia. (Rather than leaving Russia from St. Petersburg). From Murmansk I can cross the border to Norway.
This is the only border between the former Soviet Union and NATO. It’s well inside the Arctic circle, which means I’ll have ridden from a point on the earth where the sun is directly overhead – to a point where the sun never gets above the horizon. Cool! (Or cold, I’ll let you know!).
Norway is notoriously expensive and I’m (allegedly) notoriously tight, so I’ll drop down into Finland ASAP! I’ll also be glad of the rising temperatures again for sure. Once I get to the Baltic sea I’ll follow the coast round to Sweden, take the bridge to Copenhagen in Denmark. Germany, Holland and maybe the ferry from Hamster Jam.