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August 10th, 2013 | Canada

North Sydney and a Change of Heart…

The few days I spent in North Sydney at the Heritage Home B&B were both pleasurable and frustrating. Pleasurable, because I was made to feel at home by the owner Juana, who went out of her way to make my stay as comfortable and interesting as was possible. She gave me tidbits of information that […]

June 19th, 2013 | Florida

Mexico Beach…

We left Tampa behind us and headed for US 19, rather than follow the quicker Interstate 75. I wanted to see more of the quieter side of the countryside, and despite Patricia’s misgivings that it was going to take too long to hug the coast all the way to New Orleans, in the end we […]

June 9th, 2013 | Georgia

Thwarted by Andrea…!!

I had checked the weather channel before going to bed, and the presenter was warning of “possible flooding” and “up to 4 inches of rain in places”. She did not mention which “places” would receive the heaviest rain, but ended her broadcast with a cheerful “Look0ut Jacksonville and Brunswick !!”, as if announcing that a […]

May 28th, 2012 | Mexico

Back on the Road… The Ride to Palenque…

It had been almost two weeks since I had sat astride a fully loaded Big Fella… I was up at 5.30 am and began loading the last of my kit onto the bike, while Roberto gave his drivers their instructions for the day… We shared a last cup of strong black coffee together, and chatted […]

May 1st, 2012 | Central America

Did I say I was in Panama…??

That was this morning….!! After a long, hot, and later, very wet ride, I am now in Costa Rica…!! Took Panama by the scruff of the neck today, gave it a good 480 km shake, and then left it in much the same state as I had found it…!! Not all that interesting…!! Except for […]

April 20th, 2012 | Ecuador

Long Ride to Quito…!!

The first 80 0dd km north of Montanita were a dream start to the day… A great surface; a tight, twisting road that tested our focus… Sea vistas off to our left, mountains shrouded in mist on our right, and lush undergrowth all around… Fabio and I took off like bats out of hell…Eager to […]