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The rain came again yesterday.

June 28, 2016 Featured, Germany

Thick and fast, a black line in the sky racing over lake Konstanz blurring everything behind it with a wall of water. We watched it come. After getting off the bikes on the second time around Uberlingen for some food…

I wake from a lovely night’s sleep still exhausted.

June 25, 2016 Featured, Germany

I sigh, resigned to the fact that the tiredness that’s developed over the last few weeks will take more than one night of good sleep to fix. Nonetheless, I’m getting frustrated with my body for not keeping up the way…

Yesterday we crossed into Germany, at last.

June 22, 2016 Featured, Germany

And the sun shone, at last. It was only a short hop across the border from Turkheim and it went without ceremony. I only realised because of the sudden stark authoritarian street furniture and a smattering of police. Realising, I…

Aujourd’hui, c’est tres mal, mais, maintenant, parce que de vous c’est bon.

June 8, 2016 France

This was my parting statement to Evelyne and Claude as they left the restaurant de Poste in Docelles that we had entered 30 min before, sopping wet, scared and fully aware of all eyes on us. Everyone in the restaurant…

Lessons learned & the kindness of strangers

It’s been difficult to organise my thoughts from the last few days. There has been so much to take in so much has happened both internally and externally. I’ll begin with the end and work back as the here and…

Veurne to Halle

It's evident we're not going to make it to Halle tonight, as we'd originally planned. We ride the single track road, slightly raised in the midst of rolling arable fields for as far as the eye can see, all lilting…