Have you had holidays where you saw an attraction signposted just as you were heading the other way or were in a hurry to move on? This happened to us with Lipa Cave near Cetinje.
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After spending a day in Miniatur Wunderland and another one mainly focusing on the harbour area surrounded by big ships and submarines and cranes it was time on our last full day in Hamburg to switch our attention to living creatures!
It was clear from the off, that if we were going to find Santa, we were going to need to find out how to get around in the Arctic. First up – Husky Sledding!
Ok – I’m going to be honest right from the start. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Lapland to see Santa in his homeland. Imagine my excitement when I managed to persuade Ashley to let me blow my first post-career break paycheque on a trip of a lifetime.
After our first one and a half lazy days of exploring Kotor it was time to shift a gear and aim for some real little trekking.
When we started to plan our Hamburg trip it was always clear that the Port of Hamburg would play a big role. We love ships, living in a (small) harbour town ourselves, and often watch big ships circumnavigating the coast on their way north or south (duly looking up more info on the web where there are some brilliant sites to track those vessels).
According to Gavin, our North Pole Guide, if you want to get anything done in Lapland, you need to make friends with Santa’s Elves. Luckily, he already knew a few, so first on our to-do list after crossing the Arctic Circle, was to find an Elf and ask them for some Magic Dust to put on our heads, otherwise, we wouldn't be able to see them. Apparently, the forests are full of them, if you know where to look.
There was a time known as the Pre-LT era in which Rob and I would regularly sling a tent on our backs and disappear into the mountains for days at a time.
Slightly worn down from a wet and cool and windy Scottish summer we felt the time was right to go in search of some sun in early September. Montenegro here we come!
I’m pleased to report than on the last day of our Arctic Adventure, we finally managed to track down the Big Man.
Mountains: we love them. Heights: suddenly not so keen…