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Nearly Summer!

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Only 10 days to the winter solstice here in Scotland, the shortest day of the year. After that the days will become longer (thank God) and we will be heading towards Spring. Work on the book continues very slowly as does work on the presentation! Some garage work being done as the temperature isn’t too bad, the AJS is on…

Bonnie Scotland

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scotAfter almost a week back home it was time for a visit to my favourite place in Scotland, Applecross. This small village in the North West of Scotland has an attraction for most people who visit, those that aren’t drawn back in my opinion have no soul.
Wonderful to catch up with our many friends there and to savour (or…

08/25/2013 – 52 days/6188 miles

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While I was in Canada, I had made a post on a forum that mentioned something about flying my bike to the UK. Shortly thereafter, I got an email from a fellow motorcyclist in the UK saying that if I was planning to be in SW England, I would have a place to stay.

Since then, I changed from my…

08/20/2013 – 47 days/5164 miles

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All I can say about the Isle of Skye is that it really is absolutely beautiful.  Here’s some pictures that don’t really do it justice…

        
        

The Old Man of Storr
              
        

Kilt Rock

Quiraing.  This area was my favorite place of the day.  I felt…

Day 101…London- Sounds like you from London?

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Hello,
Our route over the last few days.

So after a hectic ride to reach London in time and a further insane week in London, I have at last made some time to keep the blog up to date. So here is the last week in London Town!
We woke to a cloudless sky, white snow capped mountains and the…

England #8 (London #5) 5/13

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It was our last day in London. How much could we cram in? Perhaps there was a better way to see more without walking 10 miles. Historically, London was a very busy port and the center of commerce. The River Thames winds its way through the heart of the city, bordering the most important districts and crisscrossed by no…

England #7 (London #4) 5/13

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Our time to see London was running short so we hit the pavement. Turns out walking is perhaps the best way to see many of London’s most famous attractions. Of the hundreds of monuments scattered around the city, the obelisk presented to the British Nation in 1819 by Mohammed Ali, Viceroy of Egypt, is the oldest. Nearby, who could…

England # 6 (Godalming) 5/13

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The historic town of Godalming in Surrey lays on the banks of the River Wey in a hilly, heavily wooded part southwest of London.

First mentioned in the will of King Alfred the Great (849 – 899) it probably existed 200 years before that during Saxon times. In the year 1300, Godalming was granted the right to hold a weekly…

England #5 London #3 5/13

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So many museums. So little time. We hopped on the Hop-On-Hop-Off tour bus to save some walking and while we did get a passing glance of some of the thousands of attractions, it was still a challenge to negotiate the masses of tourists doing the same thing. Riding over the famous Tower Bridge, often mistaken for the equally famous London…

England #4 (London #2) 5/13

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High on our list of things to see in London was the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Recommendations were to get there early. It looked like others had the same idea, like a couple of thousand people. Supposedly, the best location to watch the proceedings is the upper-level of the huge statue honoring Queen Victoria, but we…

England #3 (London #1) 5/13

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Of course we had to see in London. The problem is there is so much history and so many statues and so many buildings and monuments and fountains and museums and beautiful parks; it would take months to see everything. We really had to pick and choose. We did take a tour on one of the double-decker buses. Their advantage…

Scotland

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SCOTLAND
2/6/2013 Ayr

A Scottish Loch

Who can complain about Scottish weather? Everything else about the place is stunning! Besides we are getting used to the cold and occasional wet –and during the odd sunny breaks the scenery was magnifiscent.
After great hospitality extended by Ed and Edna, we headed for Edinburgh. Which was well, Edinburgh? A lovely old city…

England #2 (Portsmouth) 5/13

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There has been no lack of things to do and places to see. We did take a short trip to the historic Naval town of Portsmouth where we stayed with Monika’s distant aunt and toured two of the most important restored British warships. The HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate battle ship of the Royal Navy. Launched in 1765, she is most famous…

England #1 (Arrival) 5/13

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We have crossed the big water and we are now in this strange country called Great Britain. Strange indeed. They do speak English — sort of. The steering wheels on cars are on the wrong side, and if that wasn’t enough to make you nervous, they insist on driving on the bloody wrong side of the road.
It feels like…

Norfolk, Yorkshire and the Lake District

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22nd May 2013 Lake District Cumbria
There is a reason England is green. It rains a little from time to time. Particularly in the coldest, wettest Spring since 1979- just to welcome us. Even floods encountered across the roads in Cumbria a few days ago which even Tin Can was not eager to cross as the

Floods in Cumbria

water…

Scotland !!

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Leaving Colombia in the circumstances we did ensured we got a good going over in customs, returning to Scotland via Amsterdam, come with me Sir & Madam!!! Everything searched and understandably so, down to breaking open our paracetamol capsules and sniffing the contents, the guy who did the suitcase search had a stronger stomach than me though as our riding gear…

Inspired United Kingdom: Rye

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STREET VIEWS / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd.
Love. Chichester, UK.
 

CREATURE COMFORTS  / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd.
Spud the dog at Ypres Castle Inn. Great food, great beer, warmth and Christmas in the air. Rye, UK.
 

CREATURE COMFORTS  / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd.
Spud says… Rye, UK.
 

BEAUTIFUL BOTANICALS  / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd.…

Castles, Dungeons and an Underwater Train

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There are a few new things for us to get used to on the bikes. For instance, driving on the left side of the road, totally new signage and roundabouts. Yes, the dreaded roundabout has been in our heads since we arrived in the UK. In Canada, especially in the west, the roundabout is a fairly new way of regulating…

Thank You Canada. Hello, Europe!

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It’s hard to believe that Canada has faded from view. Time is moving quickly and once again we’re reunited with our bikes. After nearly four weeks at sea and time spent with dear friends new and old, we’re moving once again.
When we sit for too long, inertia works to keep us still and it’s pull is strong. Suddenly the…

Across the Ocean and Into the Past

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It’s one of those surprises that I really want to keep secret but sometimes, I just can’t. I’m too excited to keep it to myself! It takes less than ten minutes to tell Michael, less than fifteen to tell Nuri and, in under an hour I’ve told Nita.
The surprise is two first-class tickets to London via Reykjavik. Now, normally…

Special report: Adventure Overland UK Show

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Those of us in the U.S. overlanding world have always assumed that our English counterparts were well ahead of us. They invented the Land Rover, after all (not to mention those awesome MOD water cans with the little brass chains to secure the cap and breather). And they can take the Chunnel to Calais, turn right, and be in Morocco…

Pretoria – South Africa

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Yes – that IS London…
I have just been home for a wonderful week to see family & friends. It was just lovely to see them all, despite the horror of arriving in sub-zero, snow-covered UK. I just hope they realise the sacrifice I made; I am now having to work extremely hard to get my colour back, having spent…

The Peak District The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes

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So we left London on Saturday 28th of May
headed up to see my parents in Boston Lincs. We got the bike loaded up and
left I took it pretty easy sitting around the 70 75 mph mark the whole way
and with no traffic we made good time.
The bike looks pretty mad with all the stuff on as…