Earlier this year in May, I left the UK in my trusty '99 Nissan Almera, and drove 17000 miles around Europe for the summer, sleeping in my passenger seat, when it rained, or wild camped when it was fine. I travelled through the Pyrenees, Alps, and through the entire length of Norway until I reached a foggy Nordkapp, turned around and came back. It didn't all go to (no) plan, so I drove back to the Alps and then back to the Pyrenees, on my way to the Algarve, after much thinking, I realised what I wanted to do with my life, so I drove back to the UK, rented a spare room in Dorset near the New Forest and got a quick job to pay the bills.
I remember some time ago, I was talking to Hassan on here, I think, and I said that if I had my time again, I would have gone to Uni, and became an Astrophysist. Well 3 months in my car and after photographing the milky way on top of perfectly dark mountain at 2AM in a bivi bag - I realised that there is no difference between 18 or 34, if you really want to do something.
Well, as of October, at the age of 35, I am back at Uni, until I become an astrophysist.
I got back a few weeks ago, and tonight I decided to look at 'nova because I have TENS of thousands of photos to share! well I ended up here and saw this thread. I know the side of Chuck Norris' hand well
, so good day all of you.!
Apologies to Wormhole
for the mistaken identity, but as is well known - trumptman isn't famed for his logical reasoning, or skills of deduction, but I can say, that I sure wasn't participating in this hovel while I was driving the trollstigen, and jumping in Austrian mountain melt water to keep clean.
Of course, trumptman might know fully well that you are not I, and is just playing a conniving game of labelling anyone he wants banned as MarcUK, because he knows Norris would pull the trigger on anyone even remotely me-ish.
Well good night, I am slowly posting pics of my trip over athttp://picasaweb.google.com/nordkappaurora
if you want to take a look. Should be done by Christmas. Off to Scotland at end of September weather permitting, Alps again next May, and maybe Southern Norway next August, and hopefully will buy an RV or small VW campervan before next summer - it really was a bitch in Norway living out a car when it 'monsooned' for 15 days straight.
 stand a better chance if I could spell physicist thou