Thought for the day….”Winning is not everything, but it beats anything in second place”.
“Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them”
Part of the thrill of travelling is in the planning. Several years ago, a collection of airlines offered a fantastic ticket called the ‘Navigator Ticket’. You were given a large, fold-out map of the world, with lots of airline routings marked out in different colours (representing the different airlines), and you were free to map out and plan your own route. Rules were simple, you could make unlimited stopovers provided that you kept going in the same direction (ie eastwards or westwards). You were allowed to backtrack if the routes needed it, but basically you could plan a route with as many zig-zags as you could manage. Such fun to plan a trip and work out an exotic route. Then the final excitement. was when the ticket arrived in the post. In those days, airline tickets were messy, carbon paper affairs, but it was great to receive though the post, a stapled bundle of carbon paper tickets. Sadly the navigator ticket is no more.
Fast forward to today, with buying an airline ticket a frustrating challenge. Fares seem to change at will, from day to day and at the whim of the airlines. I will never understand why the same flight on the same aircraft can change price from day to day. Buying a cheap air ticket now involves so much planning that surely a computer programme is needed for it. Bring back the navigator ticket !!!
They say that the best camera is the one that you have with you at the time. Up early for the sunrise near North Cape, at the top of Norway and at 71 degrees north. Good to have the camera ready for this quick photo….just as the sun came over the horizon to start another day.
and a photo from the streets of the Danish Capital, Copenhagen….
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