About the Author

My name is Will.

Every year I research different places to go and my ‘I should go here’ list gets longer. I add it and then start thinking of the best way of getting around when there, be it cycling, backpacking or vehicular.

The Exploration Journal is my way to document my travels to these places and my development as a photographer.

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Category: Travel

Cycling to Stockholm

Before launching into the cycle tour from Gotland in my previous post up past Stockholm to the port of Kapellskär I wanted to give you a quick overview of the the tour so far. We left Cornwall on the 20th ….

Destination: Gotland 

Since leaving jolly old England we’ve been cycling for 24 days and roughly done 1300 miles. So it isn’t that surprising that we decided a holiday was in order. Originally I was keen on going to the island of Öland ….

Cycling Southern Sweden

I’ve been looking forward to cycling through the Scandinavian countries since we planned the tour. Sweden and Finland have a ‘everyman’s right’ to camp where you like (within reason). So whilst food is more expensive, as long as we can ….

Exploring Copenhagen

Our hosts from the previous night kindly offered us a lift up to Copenhagen, so following Touring Tip 2, we gladly accepted the offer and got to Copenhagen mid morning. They also introduced us to another friend who lives in ….

Reaching the Baltic Sea

Denmark is the first country we’ve cycled on the clockwise route that properly borders the Baltic and so nearly a week after leaving Hull we have reached the beginning of the planned Baltic route (or Eurovelo 10).  The route is ….

Visiting Hamburg and Lübeck

From the Netherlands we continued north, three days cycling brought us to Hamburg where we decided to spend an extra day looking around the city. This was partly due to a day of rain being forcast and partly because we ….

The Baltic Sea cycle tour plan

Phase 1: Ireland The first phase of our summer cycling tour is complete! We spent over a month cycling through Ireland to the west coast and then up and back via Belfast. The total mileage was 1500 miles over 32 ….