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About ejhowle23

Authors and adventurers, participated in the World Race 2011, an automobile rally from New York to Paris, crossing three continents and 14,000 land miles. Following much the same route as the setting for our debut novel, The Long Road to Paris. This blog describes our own adventures and challenges. And now you can follow our Bahamas sailing adventure that provides the setting for our second novel, Night Watch. Our rally, the African Safari Challenge, crossed five countries in South Africa in May 2014 and in 2015 we participated in the second Trans-American rally this time from Nova Scotia to San Francisco. Spring of 2016 we travelled 28 days around Australia with friends from previous rallies and in the fall participated in our most exhausting rally through Argentina, Chili and Peru- the Rally of the Incas. We were awarded the Against All Odds award. We're still not sure if this was for us or our car. Stewball never broke down and we hardly did. We will soon take on Iceland as a self-drive tour and in the fall of 2017 we will participate in the Odyssey Italia and then back to Africa for a do-over (almost) of the Africa Safari Challenge.

Natural and Cultural Wonders


July 2: Still in Northern Iceland. Our travel guide suggested a stop at Gooafoss, the waterfall of the Gods. We hadn’t really intended to stop. We’ve seen a lot of waterfalls along the way and I have come to realize … Continue reading

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Fjords and Fishing Villages


June 30, July 1: We are in picturesque Husavik, the “Whale Watching capital of Europe”. Everyday we learn more about Iceland. The population of Iceland goes like this. First are the sheep, second are horses and a distant third are … Continue reading

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Icebergs and Glaciers


June 29. We left our hosts from the Glacier View Guesthouse and drove through what can only be described as a lunar landscape. These are lava fields actually made of smooth, moss-covered rocks and nothing else. Miles of it. It reminded … Continue reading

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Waterfalls, Volcanic Beaches and More


June 28: I told Ed I wanted to make three stops on our route today and we made five! Leaving Hella, we first stopped at Keldur to see the sod houses left (and restored) from centuries ago. Most likely from the … Continue reading

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The Golden Circle-Day 1


June 27. We picked up our car this morning and began our adventure. We only drove the Golden Circle, aka, Route 1 for a short time before driving a longer, more picturesque route before joining Route 1 again to finish the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Reykjavik


My first impressions of Iceland come from the trip from the airport to Reykjavik through jet-lagged eyes. Mostly this was rocky, rather barren land with the ocean in the distance. A 40 minute drive to our modern hotel which is reminiscent … Continue reading

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Next Up-Iceland


June 24 we leave for Iceland via Minnesota. I know, that’s another story, but it does permit an overnight visit to my sister in White Bear Lake. For those who follow our car rallies, this is not a rally. Those … Continue reading

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Right or Wrong, Blow your Horn


Day 23. Dec. 5: Cusco, Peru. Once again, it has been days since a blog post. We are now in Peru and have two days off. Why? Because most of the participants are going to Machu Picchu. We will not … Continue reading

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Over the Top


Nov. 29. Day 17. It’s been days since I’ve posted. Thanksgiving has come and gone while we crossed  borders We have crossed the border to Chile, back to Argentina and back again to Chile. Our days have been long and … Continue reading

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Crossing to Chile


Days 8-10, Nov. 20-22 The internet  here will not support photos so I’ll add them later. On our rest day in Bariloche during which most everyone worked on their cars in the morning. The parking lot looked like a picnic … Continue reading

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