Good evening from the Arctic Circle in Finland!
After my long ride through Russia / Siberia and the Scandinavian countries I had a dream: I would love to see the Polar Lights (Aurora Boreali – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_%28astronomy%29) before I die one day.
Last year I met Tuija and Hiski, a Finnish couple living in the forests next to a huge lake about 71 km west of Rovaniemi. If anything speaks for my riding style (stop and smell the roses), Tuija and Hiski speak for that. If I had raced down the road last year I wouldn’t have seen the reindeer next to the road, and at the end I would have missed the chance of meeting these two wonderful people.
Tonight is the third night here. Tomorrow is going to be a sunny day. We hold all thumbs that the Aurora B. would be visible tomorrow night. If, then it could be any time of the night. Please let us be up and awake if it happens …
Here are some photographs I want to share:
Fund raising for the Magrietjies: It was fitting that the donation of my friends living in Egypt, Makkie and Herbert Hattingh, took us over R 20 000.00. R 30 000.00 is well in reach now. Thank you bikers! Thank you friends and strangers supporting our cancer support group!
Information on our Cheese and Wine for the Magrietjies on November 9, 2013:
Information on the Ride for the Magrietjies:
Regards from the cold Finland!