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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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 Brake Down

For the past week we have been following the Ginstleden cycle path, or rather, attempting to. There are only a few sporadic signs for the Ginstleden; small black plaques that pop up on lampposts or signposts every now and then … Continue reading

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A Day in the Swedish Archipelago

Today has felt strangely autumnal. The promise of spring and summer that the last few days of sunshine brought disappeared overnight. We woke instead to the sounds of raindrops hammering down upon our tent and wind whipping the​ canvas around … Continue reading

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