There hasn’t been a lot happening here. What with corona, too much work and finally getting covid myself, travel hasn’t been the prime motivator during the last year or so.
But now, I am finally heading out on the road again!
Tomorrow, February the 12th, I am flying to Faro in Portugal with my bicycle. From Faro, I intend to cycle to Farol do Cabo de Sao Vincente, where I will start riding the European Divide bikepacking route, naturally heading north.
The plan is to stay on the route until I get close to Barcelona in 5 weeks and then hopefully work with Fotoskolan Sthlm in Barcelona for 3 weeks. After that, I’m not sure what I will do. Continue cycling the European Divide, head back to Sweden to pick up my motorcycle, or go hiking in the Balkans. Plenty of options!
I’m doing some last-minute packing and planning today as I have been too busy to prepare up until now. Just hope I don’t forget too much stuff…
I just happened to be testing a new camera today and took the opportunity to try it at the Hammarby Alpin Marathon. Always more fun to try something on a real event rather than just trying to find something interesting to film around the house. Even more fun when the winner was my old friend Jari Palonen. The first time he ran past me with my camera, he commented that it´s just like the old times. I photographed Jari a lot many years ago when I was the team photographer for Team Silva Multisport, and Jari was one of the team. 🙂
Hello and welcome to the Wombat Vision blog and its companion Youtube channel!
Both are very much still under construction with new material, as well as being resurrected with old stories and pictures from my previous blogs, but it is a start.
I hope to share many thoughts and journeys here, both old and new and hope you have a bit of patience as I slowly bring the website up to speed.
This first post will be a general introduction to what you can expect in the future, and has a companion introduction on the Youtube channel:
Hello and welcome to what might possibly, if all goes well and I have enough patience, become a YouTube channel called Wombat Vision.
I have been thinking about starting a YouTube channel for several years, and have even gone so far as to record and edit some earlier versions of an intro and some content. But I’ve never really committed as I haven’t been able to decide exactly what the channel would be about. My interests have always been wide ranging and subject to rapid change
With that in mind, you will no doubt be wondering just what Wombat Vision will be now that I have finally pulled my finger out…
Me being me, I have decided to go against all the new channel advice that is available online and rather than sticking to a single subject or niche, Wombat Vision will cover whatever I happen to be interested in, or doing at the moment.
Which basically means…
There is definitely going to be a lot of travel and adventure content.
From hiking, with stories from different hikes,both long and short. Reviews and comments about equipment and destinations, along with dreams of future adventures.
But not only “normal” backpacking, there will certainly be content about really long distance walking as well. Both new adventures and material from some of my previous walks, like my walk from Stockholm to Sydney.
Bicycle touring and bikepacking are of keen interest to me so be on the lookout for bicycle travel stories and equipment reviews. Right now, I have a new bikepacking project percolating in the back of my mind that should prove very interesting, but that is still very much in the first planning phase…
Anyone that knows me, knows that there is bound to be some motorcycle content as well. Some general maintenance and customization stuff, but mainly adventure travel content.
From building and preparing the right bike, or as is often the case with me, the wrong bike, to stories from on the road, both new and old.
Although I am trying to stay away from cars as much as possible, my life has been full of so many road trips all over the world that I seriously doubt that it will be possible for the channel not to contain at least one or two car based road trips.
Along with the travel and adventure, there will be lots of content covering photography and filming.
Camera reviews and comments about everything from medium format digital cameras to cinema video cameras.
Lighting equipment reviews and possibly suggestions on how to use it.
Not to mention tips and tricks relating to post production, in everything from Photoshop, to Lightroom, Capture One and Davinci Resolve,.
And then there are the many of other topics that interest me, from packrafting to barefoot running and whatever else that happens to have captured me at the moment. Lets just say that there will probably be a huge diversity of content!
The Wombat Vision YouTube channel is not meant to be a stand alone resource. It is very much a companion to the website, and together they will be where I write about what interests me and what I am doing and planning, so remember to check them both out.
So if you want to follow along, subscribe to the channel, check out the blog and follow me on Instagram, all the links are in the description.