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Adventure is personal

Believe that you can Adventure motorcycle travel is often portrayed as fearless, adventure junkies sat on huge bikes, tackling perilous terrain. Tales of derring do and danger abound. Even most dictionaries define adventure as containing danger. There’s no doubt that…

Flying solo & heading south

August 13, 2016 Featured, Poland

16th July At ease by now with the navigation we head out on the road from Poznan. Although we’ve been in Poland for some weeks now - more time spent than in any other country - we’ve flown solo for…

An unexpectedly long stay in Poznań

August 7, 2016 Featured, Poland, Uncategorized

10th July It’s time to leave Poznań today. Przem and Jarek, the AJP dealers that we came here to see have serviced the bike thoroughly, checking every seal and screw for the ravages of the road, to be sure we…

Poland, the early days

We’ve spent the last 6 days with Roman in Gorzow Wielkopolski with our friend Roman – our first taste of Polish life and one that’s yielded pleasant surprises. As Roman laughingly put it on our arrival - goading us ever…

Crossing to Poland

July 14, 2016 Featured, Poland

27th June Manfred sits down and places a bottle of wine down on the picnic table not far from our tent. His treat, to enjoy while we pore over the map of Poland and he shares his experience and knowledge…

Brexit: perspectives from a Brit moving through Europe

July 11, 2016 Featured, Germany

I wake early again and climb out of the tent to practice yoga and finish waking up. As I finish, calm and whole again Mickey returns with the news. It slowly sinks in. Britain has voted to leave Europe. As…

It seems I’ve turned a corner in the last few days.

July 8, 2016 Featured, Germany

Ironically, today’s ride was almost entirely devoid of them. Only long, Roman-straight roads through endless Elysian fields, waving their slowly ripening barley gently at us as we pass in the beautiful heat of the day. The only punctuation to this…

We made it. Our first destination.

July 4, 2016 Featured, Germany

And also our penultimate one. (15th June) We arrived in Munich to collect the Carnet de Passages, the two weeks we’d set ourselves to get across Europe thinking it was plenty in the end proving to be about spot on.…

Yesterday it felt we cheated the rain for the first time since setting out.

July 1, 2016 Featured, Germany

And it felt good! (13th June) We woke and I once again felt tired after a good night’s sleep. Even the frustration takes too much energy now. A migraine threatened as a blurred spot in my vision and I prayed…

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…