From: John McWilliams on
On 1/12/10 PDT 5:45 AM, Graham Harrison wrote:

> So, going back to my planned journey I start from the UK (actually about
> 50 miles from Southampton) travel out to the far east of Russia, come
> back to the UK, get a ship (probably Cunard) across the Atlantic, train
> across the USA to Bellingham, Alaska Marine Highway (at least one, maybe
> 2 changes) which will get me down the Aleutians. Then return to
> Bellingham, take the Coast Starlight etc to San Diego, buses through
> Central America to the Darien Gap. Happily there are boats (if not
> ferries) round the gap so I don't have to come back to Europe again and
> do more buses down the west coast of South America.
>
> How about I just find a cargo vessel from Europe to South America
> (doesn't really matter where) and then find my way overland from
> wherever it leaves me?

It might be cheaper (valuing your time a bit!) to just charter a wee
jet.....
:-)

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From: mike on
In article <2010011116502075249-
christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmailcom>,
christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmail.com says...
> On 2010-01-10 14:56:37 -0800, mike <m.fee(a)irl.cri.replacethiswithnz> said:
>
> > In article <7p6dnUh5Lu2nZ9TWnZ2dnUVZ8tydnZ2d(a)bt.com>, edward.harrison1
> > @remove.btinternet.com says...
> >>
> >> "J├╝rgen Exner" <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:oeqjk5tk90hb4flqr0p7j867mfghpgjbsq(a)4ax.com...
> >>> "Graham Harrison" <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> wrote:
> >>>> Put yourself in a situation where you are banned from taking your camer
> > a
> >>>> with lenses into the cabin with no exceptions. What do you do then?
> >>>
> >>> Take the train.
> >>>
> >>> jue
> >>
> >> From the UK to Chile? :-)
> >>
> > So you would also need to book a ferry across the Bering Strait...
>
> There's a ferry??
>
Hmmm...on second thoughts it appears not. But you could always take the
Brown-line from London to Izmir, and then transfer to the Blue-line for
the rest of the trip to Santiago. Only one transfer required and you
could probably do it on a single subway token...

See: http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/ecardtransitmaps.jpg

Cheers
Mike
From: C J Campbell on
On 2010-01-12 08:14:09 -0800, John McWilliams <jpmcw(a)comcast.net> said:

> On 1/12/10 PDT 5:45 AM, Graham Harrison wrote:
>
>> So, going back to my planned journey I start from the UK (actually about
>> 50 miles from Southampton) travel out to the far east of Russia, come
>> back to the UK, get a ship (probably Cunard) across the Atlantic, train
>> across the USA to Bellingham, Alaska Marine Highway (at least one, maybe
>> 2 changes) which will get me down the Aleutians. Then return to
>> Bellingham, take the Coast Starlight etc to San Diego, buses through
>> Central America to the Darien Gap. Happily there are boats (if not
>> ferries) round the gap so I don't have to come back to Europe again and
>> do more buses down the west coast of South America.
>>
>> How about I just find a cargo vessel from Europe to South America
>> (doesn't really matter where) and then find my way overland from
>> wherever it leaves me?
>
> It might be cheaper (valuing your time a bit!) to just charter a wee jet.....
> :-)

Actually, I was beginning to see some interesting travel photography
potential there...

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