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Poles Apart II – Northern Lights

Motorcycle touring Europe & the Arctic

Riders: Gareth Morgan, Jo Morgan, Phil Lough, Tony Armstrong, Roger Clausen, Chris Stephens,
Motorcycles: BMW F650 GS Dakar, BMW F650 GS
Distance: 15,136km
Countries: England, Scotland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Luthiania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Holland

Trip description: Part II of this years ‘Poles Apart’ theme. Our circular route for this journey takes in the many wonders of Europe whilst Gareth contemplates Climate Change in the face of the Northern polar ice cap.

Blogs from the trip


Georgia On My Mind

As we head south to Volgograd and Astrakhan before heading west towards the Crimea, the Georgia/Russia conflict over South Ossetia has blown up in our faces. The Russians reckon ethnic cleansing of villages is occurring, the Georgians reckon Russia has just invented an excuse to snatch South Ossetia and make it part of Russia. Who […]

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Thanks Konstantin!

Tony has this great mate who lives in Moscow – Konstantin Mekhanoshin without whose help we would have found Russia one hell of a lot harder to get around. While Joanne has learnt the Cyrillic alphabet and can read the street signs, menus and find the loos, Konstantin has dealt with the big issues for […]

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The Road to Moscow

…. was bloody wet and dangerous as we battled our way through a day-long thunder and lightening storm and road surface flooding of an extent that at times you couldn’t tell if you were planning along or still in touch with the bitumen. And the 18 wheeler lorries only slowed down marginally so passed by […]

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White Russia

  Finishing our flick through the Baltic States we are heading back to Mother Russia to continue our north-south traverse of this gigantic country. From the hedonistic and free-wheeling lifestyles of the capitals of the Three Sisters, the transition to Belarus crosses a stark boundary. We encounter it initially at the border where a 3 […]

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And so to Moscow

A lot has happened since I last wrote. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were an eyeopener and the rate of change since they have left the ranks of the Russian bloc is huge.  Riga ( Capital of Latvia) in particular left me wanting to party and promenade for a lot longer, wonderful old decorative buildings, tree […]

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