Planning for Summer 2023

Though I claim to dislike Europe, my way-too-early current plan for next year is mostly Europe.

I’m scheduled to head back to Bermuda sometime January / February.

“Summer” starts March 2023 in Utah. Hiking. Cycling.


I might try to get to the Gymnastics Jr. World Championships in Antalya, Turkey March 26 – April 3rd.



I’ve not been to Santorini nor nearby islands. I’d love to make a stopover there in the Spring.

May in Nepal? Why not! I’ve never been there in the Spring.


For years I’ve been trying to get to the Tuscany Trail, the world’s largest bikepacking event.

That starts June 1-2 out of Pisa, Italy. With my personal bicycle.

If time allows, I’d love to head back to the nearby Dolomites for hiking, cycling and via ferrata,


With stops in Switzerland, from Italy I’d want to make my way very north to Tromso, Norway.

Cycle south along Norway’s west coast to Denmark.

Ferry over to the Faroe Islands. And on to Iceland in August.

That was my plan from summer 2022 … that never happened when Scandinavian Airlines lost my bike.

Norway ➙ Denmark ➙ Faroe Islands ➙ Iceland

Will any of this happen?

I’d wager a 50% chance of any of those destinations actually coming to fruition. 😀

Old Yiddish proverb:

“Man Plans, and God Laughs.” 

One thought on “Planning for Summer 2023

  1. Pingback: PLAN ➙ Tuscany Trail, Italy May 2022 – Rick McCharles

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