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(7) Hello from Norway!

June 1, 2012

We left our hotel this morning after an English breakfast and a bowl of cereal and headed for terminal 3.

This morning at Heathrow with our bikes in their boxes

We nearly missed our flight – we don’t really have an excuse except Tim was off buying chocolate and got carried away : )

I looked at the departures board and it said ‘boarding’ – Sara and I started getting our things together and I made a quick call home. I glanced back at the board and it said ‘gate closing’ – panic! Sara and I called Tim and started walking (then running) quickly towards our gate but it was further than we thought. We arrived at the gate out of breath (should have done more training) and the lady at departures said to a colleague ‘you can cancel the baggage search please, there are 2 of them here’…..oops

We apologised to the boarding staff and then had to get on the plane with everyone staring at us – great start!!

We had 2 hours in Oslo and had to collect the bikes and luggage and check them in again for our flight to Alta. Needless to say we arrived at the gate 30 minutes early.

Sara and Tim boarding the connecting flight to Alta -Sara obviously doesn’t think much of the pilot’s flying skills

Flying into Alta we both felt really excited and we’re beginning to realise how truly amazing this adventure will be.

It’s 7.40pm local time. Tim is building up the bikes whilst I write and we are off to the supermarket to buy our dinner and find somewhere to stay in a bit.

Tim building up the bikes in Alta airport – there’s no-one here- next flight is due in at 10.30pm tonight. There’s no rush, it doesn’t get dark until August!!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Janx permalink
    June 1, 2012 9:19 pm

    Wow its real! You look knackered Sharon. Hope you got some kip.

  2. Liz permalink
    June 1, 2012 10:40 pm

    Wow, and only two days ago I said we’d all be living vicariously through your sore legs (and bottom). David sends his best wishes too! Good luck – let the adventure begin! Liz xxx

    • June 12, 2012 9:39 am

      Hi Liz and David

      Sorry about the slow reply – we don’t get internet access very often. Great to hear from you- legs and bottom slightly less sore : ) Hope all is good with you.

      Keep in touch
      Sharon and Tim xxx

  3. June 2, 2012 7:47 am

    Can’t help myself, still giggling about you guys nearly missing the flight. I’ll try not to mention it when I see the others later, Sara…

    Hope you all slept well and are enjoying your last non-cycling leg of the trip.

  4. Anna permalink
    June 2, 2012 11:45 am

    Almost missing your flight? Like Geneva airport all over again…. X

  5. June 2, 2012 4:45 pm

    Hi tim and shaz you have started now good luck and have fun love to you both we will keep in t
    ouch xxxxxxxxx

  6. Schleck permalink
    June 2, 2012 6:28 pm

    Hey dudes, came into office today feeling grumpy then read your blog and fell about laughing! Have fun and keep blogging!

    • June 12, 2012 9:41 am

      Hi Phil Schleck : )
      Good to hear from you, hope to keep you smiling and entertain you at work. Tim is not behaving himself – I might need back up!!!! S.

  7. Kathy Gibbs permalink
    June 3, 2012 2:08 pm

    Great start guys!! 🙂

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