Archive for May, 2014

On Track 4/8

25May14

Our fourth day on the water saw us once again temporarily exchange ship for shore. This time to travel through low lying cloud into the snow of the surrounding mountains on the Flåm railway, which Mrs Weir was pleased to note, has six sets of brakes. – Somewhere, somehow numbers 5/8, 6/8, 7/8 and 8/8 […]


Land Ahoy 3/8

23May14

Having been at sea for many many hours it was nice to temporarily return to terra firma, and to introduce ourselves to the fine people of Bergen. Sadly it wasn’t a return to entirely dry land as Norway appeared to have been swathed in low cloud and accompanying drizzle. That said, considering the inauspicious weather, it was […]


All At Sea 2/8

18May14

A day spent wandering the labyrinthine walkways of the ship. Watching the daylight arrive and slowly fade from a variety of vantage points and wondering quite how Donald Crowhurst managed to stay sane for quite as long as he did. Perhaps if he’d factored in the opportunity to try his hand at shuffleboard everything would […]


Pining 1/8

17May14

“Are you trying to tell me,” said Arthur, slowly and with control, “that you originally… made the Earth?” “Oh yes,” said Slartibartfast. “Did you ever go to a place – I think it was called Norway!” “No,” said Arthur, “no, I didn’t.” “Pity,” said Slartibartfasrt, “that was one of mine. Won an award you know. […]