The Covid pandemic threw a spanner in the works for many of us, including my audacious plan to go “Round the World on a Harley-Davidson Bagger.” Contrary to popular belief, I’m not a wealthy lawyer lounging on stacks of cash. During the pandemic’s peak, business nosedived, but I remained committed to my staff of five who were eager to work. Unfortunately, the fund for my grand adventure had to be redirected to keep things afloat.
I was devastated when my Law Office was destroyed by the great March 2023 flood in Fort Lauderdale. I suffered thousands of dollars in damages with no flood insurance. It was cheaper per month to indebt myself and purchase an 1,100 sf office condo right on Marina Mile Blvd. After relocating to my new law office, the dream was rekindled. In my career I opened a new chapter with the same great service. So the game is on! This time, it’s not just about any place but those offbeat, hard-to-reach locations with intriguing names.
Adventures come with a price tag. I don’t believe in sponsorships or soliciting donations. The dream is to be self-reliant, without being tethered to corporate control. Fortunately, as an attorney, I have the means, provided I have your trust. My commitment to my legal profession is unwavering, as seen from my recent investment in a Condo Law Office on Marina Mile Blvd. So, if you or someone you know needs legal assistance, steer them to AttorneyThatRIDES.com. Your support is invaluable.Gabe Carrera, Esq.
How It All Began
A captivating aerial shot of Tjørnuvík in the Faroe Islands on my screensaver was the spark. Nestled between Iceland and Norway, this tiny archipelago beckoned. Originally, my plan was to fly my Harley to Ireland, setting the stage for yet another thrilling journey. However, as I delved deeper into research, a ferry route from Norway to the Faroe Islands and then onto Denmark caught my eye. While Denmark is lovely, my heart is set on Ireland.
From Denmark, the world is open, but the final destination remains elusive. There’s an option of a ferry to Ireland from Denmark, but I’d prefer less time at sea, considering my tight 2-3 month window.
The Original Game Plan
Here’s a peek at my initial roadmap:
- Start from Florida’s East coast, heading to Fort Lauderdale Beach – a stone’s throw from my home.
- Ship my bike to Ireland and ride the lush landscapes.
- Board a ferry to the Isle of Man, then zoom off to Scotland.
- A swift ride across Europe to Moscow, Russia, for some bike TLC.
- Tackle the vastness of the Trans-Siberian Highway, stretching all the way to Vladivostok near North Korea’s borders, with brief detours to Mongolia and Kazakhstan.
- Sail to South Korea for a cultural interlude.
- Finally, fly with my beloved moto to Vancouver. Depending on time, either ride to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, for the fourth time or speed home to rebuild the treasury.
Sound ambitious? It certainly is! Motorcycle road trips, when meticulously planned, offer the purest form of travel. My wife is convinced this adventure might be my last, echoing her sentiments from my past five escapades. But as always, I’m gearing up with zest. I’ve started jotting down interesting places to showcase on my YouTube channel.
Fueling the Dream
Adventures come with a price tag. I don’t believe in sponsorships or soliciting donations. The dream is to be self-reliant, without being tethered to corporate control. Fortunately, as an attorney, I have the means, provided I have your trust. My commitment to my legal profession is unwavering, as seen from my recent investment in a Condo Law Office on Marina Mile Blvd. So, if you or someone you know needs legal assistance, steer them to AttorneyThatRIDES.com. Your support is invaluable.
Discovering the Faroe Islands
Speaking of my newfound interest in the Faroe Islands, here are some must-visit historical attractions:
- Kirkjubøur: The epicenter of Faroese culture, boasting:
- The world’s oldest inhabited wooden house, Kirkjubøargarður.
- Saint Olav’s Church, a 12th-century marvel.
- The iconic ruins of Magnus Cathedral.
- Tinganes: Tórshavn’s heart, where the ancient Faroese Parliament convened.
- Nordic House in the Faroe Islands (Norrøna Húsið): A beacon of Faroese culture and architectural elegance.
- Saksun: A serene village set against a dramatic fjord backdrop.
- National Museum of the Faroe Islands: A journey through time, charting the Viking era to present day.
- Føroya Fornminnissavn: Step back in time and experience 16th-century Faroese life.
- Skansin Fortress: A testament to the island’s resilient past.
These destinations promise not just historical insights but an immersive experience shaped by nature. Now imagine visiting these historical sites on a motorcycle?
Camping on Faroe Islands?
As any true camper knows, camping is a fantastic way to experience a country and culture. Camping has become increasingly popular in the Faroe Islands in recent years, also among locals. Because there are no public wildernesses or common areas in the Faroes, camping is only permitted at designated campsites. Furthermore, it is not permitted to spend nights in camping cars along roads, at rest stops, laybys, or viewpoints. Visit camping.fo for a full overview of camping sites, prices, and what each site offers. This overview has allocated stars to the various camping sites according to the standard of each.
So, as I embark on this exciting journey, I invite you to join me, even if just virtually. The road ahead is long, but with passion and determination, every mile will be worth it. Safe travels to all fellow adventurers!