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Town Yetholm Norton meeting

Town Yetholm Norton meeting

So the annual meeting starring the mighty Tay Valley, Edinburgh and Northumbria branches has come around again so it must be September, unbelievable its been a year since the last one. We set off after work on Friday only to be confronted with rain, wind and crazy...
Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan

This weekend we are normally in Belgium for the Begonia Rally but this year for a variety of reasons we couldn’t go so we decided to spend the bank holiday weekend in Ardnamurchan. Pressures of work (yes I know ridiculous!) meant we left on Saturday to head up...

Camping in the Ardennes

A tent, a sleeping bag and an a “crazy” aunt ;-).   All the ingredients for a fun week in the Belgian Ardennes.  This past week I -Nicole- was in the Belgian Ardennes with family. It was the first time camping for my nephew (11) and niece (8). We had to...
Belgium

Belgium

08/1991 This was one of my first trips to Europe back in 1991, during my summer vacation. I was still in high school and I was traveling with my family. I remember Belgium as a small, very clean country, something that impressed my still inexperienced eyes. Except for...
Bienvenue en Belgique / Welkom in België

Bienvenue en Belgique / Welkom in België

De overgang van Luxemburg naar België merken we eigenlijk niet. Onze bestemming is Remouchamps. Het plenst van de regen als we er aankomen, dus dat wordt een binnen activiteit: de grotten bezoeken. Er worden hier al sinds 1912 rondleidingen gegeven. Het is een...
Italy, no bikes

Italy, no bikes

Just returned from a week in Italy, no motorcycles but the tourist way via aeroplane & hire car. Flying into Nice last Saturday with Easyjet, an easy 2 1/2 hour flight that transports you from the frozen North to the Sunny Cote Azure. I still prefer to travel by...
Belgium and the Begonia rally

Belgium and the Begonia rally

This years trip to the Begonia started a little earlier, Fiona and I set of after lunchtime on Wednesday, the morning being spent trying to earn some beer vouchers, slaving away for our meagre pittance. The other advantage of leaving after 12 was that the heavy...
Maintenance

Maintenance

So after a week with the nose at the grindstone or in the trough whatever you prefer it was time to catch up on some maintenance. Saturday was spent fitting screens to the Guzzi and to the yellow Norton and changing the postage stamp size screen on the BM outfit to...
Back to the Future – in Belgium

Back to the Future – in Belgium

Cuthbert does Brussels – at the Atomium Drum roll…. Ta daaah! Finally Cuthbert arrives in Belgium from Port Elizabeth, safe and sound albeit over two weeks late. The ‘Great Africa Chapter’ is now closed and we’re looking forward to three months around Europe...
The first few days

The first few days

So Day One saw us setting off from our lovely friends Claire and Ali’s house – who else could have sent us off in such style – big thanks to the Tripp’s       So this was it finally after months of planning we were on our way,...

A blog about overlanding

I haven’t been blogging much lately. That’s because I never intended for this to be a blog about my life, but for it to be a blog about overlanding and travel. So, as we found ourselves in Belgium for the knee trouble I had had than I have just been...