In March 2012, I left my home in Gloucestershire, UK, to cycle around the world. I have no idea how long this will take ...

Cycling in ‘Estonia’

7 May 2012

Cycling the Estonian Islands

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I decided to take a detour this week to explore two islands off the west coast of Estonia: Hiiumaa and Saaremaa. And what fantastic weather! The heat of the morning sun wakes me up and then intensifies as I pedal my first kilometers along the island roads lined with wildflowers. Lunch in the shade, afternoon spent squinting through my sunglasses…

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27 Apr 2012

Helsinki and Tallinn

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I’ve spent most of this week off the bike to explore two cities, Helsinki and Tallinn, the capitals of Finland and Estonia respectively. They’re only 70km apart, separated by the Baltic Sea. The rest is much needed after a tough 6 days down Finland. On that stretch I experienced both my coldest (-3′C) and warmest (19′C) day so far, lay…

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