I am kind of new at this blog thing, but I feel myself more than honored to be asked to write a post for my dear friend`s site. I know how much passion he has for the whole thing, and I was nearly touched by his proposal to write my own story. So, thank You. 🙂
My story takes place in Norway, at a 1500 meter high mountain top. Try and use your imagination. Everything is surrounded by snow, some places the snow walls reach even to 4 meters. The sun is shining and burning your skin without you realizing it, so you go in shorts and T-shirt. The view is amazing, you can see the world`s most beautiful fjord, Geiranger, underneath your legs. So let’s take a break, we need to catch our breath.
-This long term friendship has seen many conversations, laughs and everything, so it was unavoidable to hear about cars, tuning and stories including both parties. J) And as I always liked veteran/old cars (not that I know so much about them, I go for the look), I always take pictures of them whenever I find one. Just to show them to him, so I can learn about specifics, brand names etc. My all time favorite is the VW Beatle. Can you guess what I am?…Yes, a girl.
So back to the top of the mountain. I was looking around, when I saw these beautiful little cars. They looked really stylish 😀 I imagine them as old movie cars, with a young Marlon Brando behind the wheel.
I didn`t want to shoot them without asking it before, as the drivers were standing around the cars talking. So I asked if I could take pictures of the car, and they told me: „Yes, sure, let us move out of the picture.” Gentlemans. Out of pure respect, I asked them where they came from and where were they heading to. The answer was: from the UK towards North Cape. As I am a girl, I didn’t ask about the cars (bohoo), but I know they were Triumphs. If you know which model, leave a comment.
As the end of my story I would like to share some facts about the place I found the cars at.
Geiranger is one of the most beautiful fjords in the world and part of UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites.
„This is certainly a strange and interesting landscape, as the fjord slices its way 16 km into precipitous mountain scenery, the peaks capped with snow and the towering rock faces adorned with thundering waterfalls. As you travel further in on the fjord, you suddenly spy houses and hamlets, perched and almost clinging on far up on the steep mountain sides – an amazing proof of the strong will and fight for survival of the olden day settlers.” – So if you ever visit Norway, never skip this place. I live near it, can pay often visits and are always amazed by the view.
North Cape is promoted as the northernmost point of Europe, this is however not true. Being the most nothern point of Europe or not, you see our wild travellers had a loooong way to drive to the end. After living in Norway for two and a half years I guarantee it, their trip will be beautiful, amazing, breathtaking.