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January 23, 2004 GMT - Heildelberg and Berlin
We are having fun fun fun !!!! What Patrick forgot to mention was the train strike in France which ment we had to high tail it to another city in France 200 klms away. That wasn't my favorite as the...

January 15, 2004 GMT - Lovin' Germany
So we finally leave the Eastern part of the south of France. No need for further comment except .... Yeah!! Yippee!! Much jumping up and down and rejoicing. We jump on the bike with most of our clothing on as...

January 04, 2004 GMT - Good bye to France
Okay, i have a few update to share. Sorry about the delay. So, I think Patrick left off while we were in a Gites de France in Villeneuve Loubet on the Riviera. Well, i,m not thrilled with the Gite, it...

December 11, 2003 GMT - South of France
Hello all !!!! Currently in Villenueve Loubet just outside of Nice in the South of France. Small town of 11000 or so with the worst drivers and traffic jams I have seen for such a small town. I can't imagine...

November 22, 2003 GMT - Vive la France
November 22 Just a quick update today. We are in a town called Perpignan France. We are staying here for 5 nights to get organized and to do some much needed laundry!! The weather on the ride up was mild...

November 17, 2003 GMT - Back to Spain
Today is Monday November 17th and we have been travelling since the 10th from Portugal back into Spain. We unfortunatly looked at the money we have left and have had to do some re-thinking about the last few months of...

November 04, 2003 GMT - Last week in the Algarve
Well it is November the 4th and we are on our last few days of having a home base for a while. So I will take some time to give a quick overview of Portugal since really for the last...

October 25, 2003 GMT - Hello Portugal !!
Okay, it is October 25th and we have made it to Albufeira in the Algarve. Ahhh, sunny and warm and ocean and ....... tourists. But I well get to that. After leaving Salamanca (a city we both liked) we head...

October 25, 2003 GMT - Moving along in Spain
So, where am I ??? Dark room, lumpy bed, small bathroom. Could be any of about 7 different countries. Open curtains and discover that it is a beautiful sunny day in San Sebastian or Donostia depending on your political views...

October 08, 2003 GMT - habla ingles?
Today is Wednesday October 8th and I am really writing this on todays date... finally up to date with this stupid blog... I hope you guys are enjoying our travels and we would love you to email us at any...

October 08, 2003 GMT - The last days in France
Hello all !! We've missed a few weeks of updates so I'm going to give you the quick and dirty version of the last weeks in France. Once we crossed over to Eastern France the people there seemed quite different...

September 30, 2003 GMT - Granville and St. Lo
We leave St. Lo for Granville for a few "off the bike days". Nice small seaside town with a cool harbour area and lots of fishing boats. The ride here is nothing to scream about, mostly straight and flat. We...

September 23, 2003 GMT - Back on the continent
Well here we are in France. Glad to be back on the right hand side of the road. Before we move on I must relate the story of the ferry ride from Ireland to France on Irish Ferries. The trip...

September 23, 2003 GMT - Ireland Roundup
Let's see, We are back in Ireland for a quick chat with the various family members to say goodbye to all. We are finally moving on to the continent and will stop freeloading. So to sum up for Ireland: Gas...

September 17, 2003 GMT - Great place this...
After closing our eyes and trying not to calculate the exchange we paid 120 Pounds return for our trip from N. Ireland to Scotland. The Stena fast ferry is what the govt in British Columbia should have created, 50 mph,...

September 17, 2003 GMT - Last week in Ireland
So we have sped up our travels as the weather is no longer as warm as it used to be. We spend 2 nights in Galway with my Aunt Dolores and Uncle Seamus and meet up with some of my...

September 09, 2003 GMT - County Kerry
For the next few days we use Uncle Brian's and Marge's as our home base. We start the week going up to Brandon Point. It's an overcast day with some light rain but not too bad for a touring day....

September 09, 2003 GMT - County Kerry
Sunday not able to move very quickly need water please......... we get some newspapers and sit outside in the sun with Marge. I say my usual, I am never drinking again..........

September 09, 2003 GMT - A week in County Kerry
Saturday the 23rd - another beautiful and sunny day in Ireland. Uncle Brian and Marge take us out on a tour of the area so that we can get off the bike for awhile and not have to worry about...

August 26, 2003 GMT - Tralee
Friday the 22nd of August As we drive along from County Cork into Country Kerry I can understand why everyone says you must must must go to the west. We cross the county line and are immediately faced with beautiful...

August 26, 2003 GMT - Cork last week
August 18th to the 22nd We've just come back from visiting Danielle in a place called Crookhaven and are back in Cork for a few days. The West of Cork has a very different look about it from the...

August 26, 2003 GMT - Cork
Friday August 1st Well we safely made it down the road from Dublin and made it to Cork. The roads were quite busy as we did this on a Friday afternoon. We make it into Glounthaune just outside Cork and...

August 26, 2003 GMT - Cork - back on the road
Saturday the 9th We are not 100% but we are going stir crazy and take a short ride out to Cobh (pronounced Cove). It is a small sea side town that has a huge history. Cobh was one of the...

August 26, 2003 GMT - Cork - general
From Tuesday August 5th until Friday the 8th we are struck down by the flu which we think we caught in Dublin. We are completly knocked out and the weather of course is perfect, sunny and warm with a slight...

August 09, 2003 GMT - Dublin
Monday July 28th We head in to Dublin from Arklow. The weather has turned and it is damp and rainy. The signs are good on the highway and we end up at St Stephen’s Green quite nicely. However our hotel...

August 09, 2003 GMT - Ireland- Arklow
Friday July 25th We find the tourist bureau quit easily. ( a first, and an excellent sign for us). It's already almost 7:00 at night and of course we have not made any lodging arrangements. So we head into the...

August 09, 2003 GMT - Wales
Wednesday 23 of July (writing this on August 9th2003) Hello all and sorry for the delay. We travelled from Chippenham to Carmarthen Wales today. We had many many types of rain all day. Misty, soft, pouring, soft, pouring and such....

July 24, 2003 GMT - Stonehenge - Chippenham
Tuesday the 22nd of July Rain, rain, sunny break, rain overcast........... We have broken all of our rules. We did not get off the road until after 5:30 and ended up being stuck with staying above a pub for £75,...

July 24, 2003 GMT - Hailsham
Monday the 21st of July - we only know this as we have started using a calendar and have updated the other entries..... Food - good Beer - great Coffee - okay Gas - huge it was 12£ for 16...

July 24, 2003 GMT - Dunkerquer
Sunday the 20th of July Ah France !! Hey watch out for the dog poo Gas - still around €1 per litre Coffee - Nescafe again - what's going on here? Beer - okay Wine - good - cheap too...

July 24, 2003 GMT - Brugge
Saturday the 19th Day 6 Lokeren to Brugge Beer - good but comes in very small glasses Ice Cream - excellent Coffee - if you are not in a cafe its Nescafe instant ATM - didn't need to try Language...

July 24, 2003 GMT - Belgium
Netherlands to Belgium Some observations: Price of gas - about £1 per litre Driver's manners - good, drive in the slow lane, pass in the fast lane Coffee - EXCELLENT Food - good Beer - EXCELLENT Budget - Over again............

July 19, 2003 GMT - Amsterdam and the NL
So we have done 4 days in the Netherlands: We ended up in Broek in Waterland to stay for 3 nights at a B and B for a very reasonable 35 euros: We spent one day in Amsterdam seeing the...

July 11, 2003 GMT - Day One - Shipping the Bike
It is a beautiful sunny day in Vancouver and we are not ready yet. Patrick is busy scrubbing the bike clean and I am trying to tie up loose ends and finish packing. We have 4 hours before we leave...

 
 

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