Author Archives: Lou

A Bonnie Wee While

When the weather is good, there really is nowhere better in the world than the Scottish Highlands. Wild and rugged, the landscape evokes feelings of times gone by, when life was simpler but made you tougher. Monroes (mountains) roughened by … Continue reading

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Van Life

Being at home for the past few months has been amazing – a dynamic mix of famiy, friends and all things familiar. It has been a chance to learn new skills, work, and catch up with the people I love … Continue reading

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Back at Home

It has been more than a month since I arrived home now. A lot of travelers I have met talk about the dread of going home and the post-trip blues. I cannot relate to either of these as being home … Continue reading

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Monty’s First UK Outing

Well, I’m finally home! After more than a year and a half away, travelling overland to Asia and back again with Monty (my bike), Arron and Jessica (his bike), it feels strange to be in somewhere so familiar.  Cycling the … Continue reading

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Netherlands and Nearly Home

It was our last long day, and almost our very last day, of cycling and we were sitting on the a ferry as we crossed the giant IJsselmeer lake in the Netherlands. We sat, sipping coffee and resting, before the … Continue reading

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Birds and Building Things

In the past week we have left Sweden with its beautiful forests, lakes and coastline, cycled through Denmark and entered Germany. The cycling has become flatter and flatter which makes it easier in some ways, but harder in others. Obviously … Continue reading

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Togetherness

Arron asked me a few weeks ago, ‘If you could do this trip with anyone else, who would it be?’ I thought for a while. In the end, I couldn’t give him an answer, except ‘No one.’  It has so … Continue reading

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