A Daliance in Catalunya

We left Narbonne and headed south along the foothills of the Pyrenees, the wind was atrocious, blowing a gale one second then stopping then blowing again and swirling around . Even though we weigh just over 400kg on the road, we were being tossed about like...

22 July 2019

A photo essay from Narbonne

We have had a few days in Narbonne and liked it a lot, seems like a nice place to live.Well that's all from France, the Pyrenees are beckoning.

19 July 2019

Rich pickings in the Cevennes

We've enjoyed a fabulous few days in the Cevennes region of southern France. Situated on the Massif Central the region is a wilderness area of mountains, plateaus, deep river gorges, ancient hilltop villages and wonderful wildlife. Needless to say it has extraordinarily...

15 July 2019

One day in France - The last two tickets to the Rollingstones

Annie joining the locals queueing at the Boulangerie this morningGenerally the French don't seem to be in to queueing much, but there appears to be one exception, baguettes! They regularly queue in bakeries and down the street in a very orderly manner. I've...

14 July 2019

From sulphur to sugarcane

It's not very far from sulfur to sugar caneNow if you catch my eye and it seems to run down your legIt's like striking a match pretty hard upon a powder keg These were the words of the song going round and round in my head as we road through the Champagne...

12 July 2019

Trees - now that's an Oak

Our 2019 motorcycle tour also includes a few detours to see trees, this one, in the little hamlet of Liernu in Belgium, was definitely worth it. This ancient oak of possibly 1000 years is absolutely beautiful. It has two sister oaks, The Chapel Oak of France...

8 July 2019

No Fries in Friesland?

We left Amsterdam and headed toward motorcycle mecca, the historic Assen TT motor racing circuit. It was stiflingly hot again and we were glad to get to our accommodation, where an electronic sign above a shop opposite suggested 42 degrees! It was definitely...

5 July 2019


Amsterdam, one of the worlds great cities, presumably because it was built and is inhabited by lots of smart Dutch people, and they are smart too, and they all appear to be bilingual! Perhaps that's why so many tourists come to visit, it's too easy? There's...

3 July 2019

The Last Post First

As you can see the bike we have bought is red and British, let’s hope red doesn’t equate to embarrassing moments. Our first week on the road has gone relatively smoothly, adjusting once again to a tiny “suitcase” in which we still seem to be able to manage...

30 June 2019

We're doing it again!

Well we have decided to do it again, ride around Europe on a motorcycle for a few months. Before we head off I thought I would remind you of our earlier 2009 and 2013 exploits, two 15,000km tours of the continent and the UK two up on a motorcycle, a different...

4 June 2019