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    Travis, another question:

    It is my observation from your photos that homes and buildings in Iceland are more colorful than in the Faroe Islands. Was that also your observation and, if so, why? Both countries have similar cultural backgrounds and similar Norse influences, so why are the homes in the Faroe Islands less colorful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by royce View Post
    Travis, another question:

    It is my observation from your photos that homes and buildings in Iceland are more colorful than in the Faroe Islands. Was that also your observation and, if so, why? Both countries have similar cultural backgrounds and similar Norse influences, so why are the homes in the Faroe Islands less colorful?
    Great question and one I tried to find an answer to as well. The closest I found was this article: Architecture in the Faroe Islands.

    It seems folks in the Faroes tended to stick with the traditional colors like deep red, dark green, and black. Almost all included white window and door trim with the exception of the town of Kirkjub°ur which used red trim.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    A great story with incredible photos. You excel at both.
    You're too kind; thanks so much! I've written a few of these ride reports over the last two years and this one is my favorite. Perhaps because this trip was long enough to give us a taste of what it would be like to travel full time. Perhaps because they were two beautiful countries.
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    The ride report section of the thread has come to an end. It saddens me a bit to write this. It's very similar to the feelings that Chantil and I both had a few days after arriving to Germany. It was an emotional challenge having to start a life of "responsibility" after being on the bikes for over a month. We both just wanted to keep riding on.

    My mule in the process of removing the engine so that I can get the drive shaft replaced. I've already got some progressive springs for the front and an upgraded shock for the rear. I'll be installing a proper fuse block for all the auxiliaries (offroad lights, GPS, voltage indicator, heated gear, and aux charger). In a way, I'm grateful for the cold weather that has giving us time to work on our mules.

    We will be ready for more adventure in the spring. We've got some great ideas planned for the next couple years.
    • UK and Ireland
    • Scandinavian countries
    • Swiss Alps and surrounding countries
    • Portugal Adventure Country Tracks (ACT)
    • Greece ACT
    • Morocco

    In addition, we are in the final stretch of putting together a short music video of our time in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. I hope to have it out before the end of the week. STAY TUNED...
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    Guess I have to find something else to do now! Well done!
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    Thank you for the ride report and pictures. It made me feel like I was right there. Again, thanks.

    Your pictures are wonderful. What kind of camera did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Guess I have to find something else to do now! Well done!
    Thanks for the comment. Perhaps you may want to check out our other ride report:
    Baja Para Dos - A Nine-Day Motorcycle Adventure in Baja Mexico
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    Quote Originally Posted by daboo View Post
    Thank you for the ride report and pictures. It made me feel like I was right there. Again, thanks.

    Your pictures are wonderful. What kind of camera did you use?

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    Thanks Chris for the comment. For camera equipment I use the most convenient one - a simple iPhone 6. I also capture photos from video shot by a GoPro Session and a DJI Mavic Pro.
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    I'm amazed at the quality of the iPhone 6 pictures. Thank you!

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    Video posted. Check it out!! Please like and comment. If you want to be notified of future videos please subscribe.

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    Excellent.

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    Interesting coincidence--if you believe in such things (I don't)--but just this week IcelandAir announced a new nonstop flight service from KCI (KC airport about 15 minutes from my house) to Reykjavik beginning in May 2018. I believe I am being unfairly tempted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by royce View Post
    Interesting coincidence--if you believe in such things (I don't)--but just this week IcelandAir announced a new nonstop flight service from KCI (KC airport about 15 minutes from my house) to Reykjavik beginning in May 2018. I believe I am being unfairly tempted.
    I'd go earlier than later - The tourism is only going to increase.
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    Thank you!

    I enjoyed your travel story very much.
    Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to sharing this with us.
    Keep on riding and enjoying the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbill13 View Post
    I enjoyed your travel story very much.
    Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to sharing this with us.
    Keep on riding and enjoying the ride.
    Blackbill, Thank you for the comment; glad you enjoyed it. Cheers!
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