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Santa Marta, Colombia
[By Paula & Jeremy]
When you live in a house with wheels it can feel a bit counter-intuitive to stay still for long, but there are times when you just have to sit tight and get stuff done.
So the mileage count for the last few weeks hasn’t even reached triple figures, as we continue to potter…

Last Day on the Cay…

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After a number of postponements, tomorrow I will finally begin my journey back to South Africa…

The enormous disruption and devastation to the Jersey shoreline caused by Hurricane Sandy, has not only left us astounded and numb, but also delayed my plans to fly to New Jersey to make a few final arrangements before the long haul across the Atlantic……

The Tide is High….

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…but we’re holding on…!!
A call from Patricia to tell me to get my camera and go take a look at the main beach, piqued my interest enough to get me off my backside and onto a bicycle to go and see what she was on about…
The tides here on Parrot Cay have been unusually high for the past…

News from Paradise…

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There is not a heck of a lot to do on Parrot Cay if you are not working…

I guess that is one of the reasons why many of the hotel’s guests come here…!! They are able to relax and momentarily forget the stresses they endure in their normal working lives…
For employees, it is a different situation… After 6…

The Wrong Way Round….!!

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From the time I set foot back on Parrot Cay, I had resolved to try and get into better shape…
The long hours of sitting in one position on the bike, and many other hours hunched over my laptop for a good deal of the past three years, had not been kind to my joints, and while making some muscles…

Stress: Looking Back…and Ahead…!!

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In recent times, I have been in what we refer to back in South Africa, as a “flat spin”…!!

It is a term coined to describe people who don’t quite know whether they are “coming or going”; people who seem to be living in a dream world, while trying to deal with reality… To be honest, I was definitely in…

A Quickening of the Pulses…!!

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September has finally arrived…!! And with it the confirmation that this month has and always will be, a very special one for me…

Passing the main Beach at Parrot Cay, on our way to snorkel on one of the outer reefs….

A few Conch were brought on board the boat and the crew prepared to remove them from their shells……

Kicking Back on the Cay….

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The week I have already spent here, seems to have passed by in a flash…!!

This photo, taken with a cell phone, shows a water-spout spinning just offshore from the hotel, during the Tropical Storm Isaac…
My best intentions of using the time here on Parrot Cay to write the many posts missing from my recent exploits, have been blown…

Into D.C. and out to P.C. …!!

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I did not figure on taking over seven hours to cover a little over 500 kms between Hillsville in south-western Virginia, to the nation’s capital of Washington DC…

The final two rides of my North American tour… In Yellow my ride to Washington, and in Purple, the one I will make to New Jersey on the 6th of September…
I…

Pics from Parrot Cay…

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My week spent nursing aches and pains, and a liver punished by the twin evils of T & T, (Tequila and Tecate…!!) is now at an end…
I spent most of my days relaxing and planning for the next leg of my ride… For the most part, my camera was left untroubled, but I did manage to capture a few…

Back to Paradise…!!

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Back to Paradise…!!

Victory BMW, Phoenix Arizona, where Justin Kurtenback will be administering some TLC to the Big Fella over the next week or so…
After a fast ride from Tucson, I spent a rather hectic day in Phoenix, Arizona, handing the Big Fella over to the guys at Victory BMW, who will spend the next week ensuring that he…

Back on the road!

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
[by Paula]

Vroom vroooom. Happy days.

We are back on the road!
It’s true. Almost ten weeks (actually 69 days, or 1,656 hours) after breaking down, we collected the van yesterday, all spick and span. I did actually kiss the mechanic this time – he was a little taken aback. Thanks to everyone for all their…

Return from Blue Horizon…

After an amazing three days on Middle Caicos, we are back on Parrot Cay… Our short time away was blissful to say the least… We spent time on the beach; collected shells; swam in crystal clear waters where we were occasionally “buzzed” by curious Barracuda… We hiked along rocky shorelines to other distant and deserted [...]…

Another Quick Update…!!

The bit about the Tierra del Fuego National Park has been posted… Later than expected, but I somehow managed to lose a few days…!! It happens when time is of no consequence…!! And speaking of losing a few days… My significant other has arranged for us to spend the next few days on Middle Caicos, [...]…

Multiple Choice…

For those of you having a quiet day at the office, here’s a short questionnaire you might like to complete, to while away the boredom… Question 1: In the photograph below, is the Gypsy Biker holding: a) A Patagonian Cow-Patty; b) A oddly-shaped patch from a puncture repair kit; c) A Cushion Starfish Question 2: [...]…

Santo Domingo, República Domincana

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Dejamos el auto parqueado en Santa Marta, Colombia y viajamos 15 horas en Bus hasta Maracaibo, Venzuela donde tomariamos el avión. Llegamos al aeropuerto a las 10 de la noche, el vuelo salia a las 5 de la mañana asi que pasamos la noche ahi.
Como a las 3 de la mañana abrieron las oficinas para hacer el check in…