around Sweden on a bicycle.
“It took two days to reach Venersborg on Lake Venern. The roads were wretchedly bad, and for a long way unrideable.
I passed through some pretty scenery, composed mostly of gneiss hillocks, generally crowned by a little wooden cottage occupied by the peasants, pinewoods and pastures.”
~ A Bicycle Trip Through Norway and Sweden – Alfred M. Bolton (1883).
My Life and Times
by Jerome K. Jerome
June 1882 – published in 1883.
A Bicycle Trip Through Norway and Sweden.
As well as “Over the Pyrenees”, Alfred Bolton had previously written “The Rocky North; a summer holiday among the fjelds, fjords and fosses of Norway”. He would revisit “the land of the fair-haired Norsemen”, with his “trusty bicycle as sole companion”, in June 1882, recounting his trip from Gothenburg to Vänersborg in Sweden, and from Christiania (Oslo) to Bergen in Norway for a brief three part series, published in the July 1883 pages of The Boy’s Own Paper.
- by Alfred M. Bolton.
- published as a series within The Boy’s Own Paper.
A BICYCLE TRIP THROUGH NORWAY AND SWEDEN.
“On approaching the Swedish coast, I witnessed one of those glorious sunsets common to hyperborean regions.
The great luminary leaves its reflections for hours after it has sunk below the horizon, changing continually into endless tints.”
~ Alfred M. Bolton, A Bicycle Trip Through Norway and Sweden, 1883