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A letter on the Overlanding Podcast

A letter on the Overlanding Podcast

Are you planning your next trip? I could talk about travel all day long so I’m sharing this interview I recently did!!!   I was contacted by The Overlanding Podcast to chat with them about the time we drove a 60,000km road trip from Abu Dhabi to Ireland and back...
Sidecar Rally

Sidecar Rally

Circumstances meant our usual trip to Southern Ireland to see Martin and the crew didn’t happen, a most excellent substitute though was Norrie’s Sidecar rally at Moniaive, Dumfrieshire. Its a part of the country neglected by tourists in general and its...
Mauritania

Mauritania

​We set off at first light from Dakhla, aiming to get to the border early. As we passed further south, there was a noticeable increase in both police and military presence and there were multiple stops at police check points to hand over our fisches – a...
Fáilte roimh in Éirinn

Fáilte roimh in Éirinn

Als we Ierland in de loop van de middag binnenrijden, gaan we op zoek naar een plek om te overnachten. Helaas zit dat wat tegen. We zien hele mooie plekjes, maar de meeste hebben een slagboom ervoor met een hoogte restrictie. Als we 2 uur later nog niets gevonden...

All Things Strange and Wonderful!

We’ve been in Mexico a little more than a week and it really is the most exciting place. Here’s a few of the crazy things that have happened in just a few days. 1. We crossed the border at Mission Tx, no problems, quick..ish and we were on our way. We drove all day,...

Uyuni: White Floor, Blue Ceiling, No Walls

One of the pleasant surprises of Bolivia is its newly paved roads and smooth ascents into the mountains.  Even on crumbling rocky roads between Sucre and Potosi, the going wasn’t so rough. I don’t have much to say about the Salar other than a planned one night of...
A weekend in Southern Ireland

A weekend in Southern Ireland

Not on the bike for a change this last weekend, we had to go to Wicklow just South of Dublin to look at a possible venue for the 2015 International Norton Rally. Alex came along to bolster the drinking team and we met Martin on the outskirts of Wicklow for lunch,...
Balbriggan break ….

Balbriggan break ….

Day 144 – L: Nooooo, do I have to get up……? We had breakfast and packed everything up and set off again. We managed to find what remains of Dunmoe Castle this morning on the way out. It stands on private farmland so we did not go and explore it. I think the fact...
Let’s go walkabout …..

Let’s go walkabout …..

Day 132 – L: One of those lazy days….. Triona was already up and out by the time we got up so we did not see them last night or this morning. Triona left us porridge again so we enjoyed that with our coffee. S: I spent the morning researching any and all jobs...
On to Lusk …….

On to Lusk …….

Day 129 – L: Ow, the feet are aching……… This morning we decided to go for a walk along the cliffs on the seashore. We set out after breakfast and buying a few, not such healthy, snacks from the little supermarket across the road. S: It was really misty so we,...
Out and about in Donabate …….

Out and about in Donabate …….

Day 126 – All the ladies birthdays today – God bless you all. Wishing Penny, Pam R and Little Zoe. Love you lots. Xxxx L: Another beautiful summer’s day in Ireland. Nearly 10 days here and still not one rainy day. Yay. We tiptoed down to breakfast as...
Into the green meadows …….

Into the green meadows …….

Day 123 – BTW – we heard later that the German school children that were so badly behaved at Avalon House – put a hole through the wall in the one dorm, how, we don’t know? L: We’re on our way to the beach and it’s raining! This is the first grey day in Dublin...
Make a new plan, Sam …..

Make a new plan, Sam …..

Day 120 – Seriously 120…… L: I passed out so early last night so now I am wide awake at 5am, and hungry!! Nothing to snack on up here though. A young guy joined us last night. Johannes from Germany. He is driving to the West coast of Ireland and climbing mountains, by...
Emerald Isle …….

Emerald Isle …….

Day 117 – L: I was awake at 3 am with two guys sitting under the umbrella in the rain having a full meeting for an hour until I got up and asked them to go up on the deck. So I was tired at breakfast already. We thought that since we were leaving late tonight...