Howdy Doody from Edmonton, Canada, home of The Peck Family!
Since we wrote last we were on our way by ferry without the bike from Crete to Athens. We met up with our Greek God friend Orestis Padouvas (see photo below!)who we have been in email contact with for a few years now. He has a Super Tenere too and we stayed in his parents penthouse and had a great time checking out Athens and surrounding area and the Peloponnesus. We travelled by hire car and it was different but great, we saw some amazing scenery and Pats friend, George Andrew's, family roots in a small town called Stemnitsa.
We were a week ahead of schedule, so decided to fly to Romania and have a week of fun and parties with our great friends Csilla and Oliver Schul. They are a really amazing couple who think big, are fantastic company and really good people to call friends. They are a motorcycle accessories dealer for Romania and work and play hard.
Next step was the much looked forward to week in Paris. We had a great time, saw all the sights and walked our legs off while staying at JJs very homely house with a great fireplace! JJ is a lovely, hospitable French biker with a beautiful African Queen wife.
Boulder, Colarado, USA was our next stop to see another biking couple, Chris and Erin Ratay who have travelled for 4 years on their bikes, see we are not the only people who do this!! Check out their site www.ultimatejourney.com The world of long distance motorbike travellers is a wonderfully close and welcoming family! We were very active there skiing, hiking and even went on a motorbike ride with Belinda riding this time! It was great to finally meet them after many close calls all over the world!
It is now snowing and -15 degC in Edmonton, Canada with -25 expected tonight BBRRRR! We will be here till 26 December, with a week in Calgary for a Bikers meeting and a week in Jasper to catch up with friends in the middle. Arrival home in Cairns, Australia on 29 December to +32degC expected!!
Thanks for all your love and interest in our lives! This will probably be the last update till we get on the road again in January 2008. Remember, we are the ODD couple and you can visit us at home in the ODD years only! Have a great Christmas and we hope the new year is a good one for you!
Posted by Patrick Peck at November 22, 2006 11:23 PM GMT