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Tides on Emotion…

The last week has been more than a little hectic…
I have been swamped at times by tides of emotion that have had me upbeat one moment and down the next…!!
I have been trying to deal with the fact that my long journey around the world is almost at an end and that a new and exciting journey with…

A beginners guide to helping an African village

Many volunteers, NGO workers and others have good intentions about coming to Africa and “fixing” whatever it is they think is wrong. However, along the way, we’ve found that Africans are usually best at both identifying their own needs and finding solutions to help themselves and their communities. One such person is Maximillian Emmanuel Madoro, who lives in the small…

Sayulita Mexico-

You probably last remember that we were caught up in a traffic jam headed toward Puerto Vallarta Mexico, when we decided to make a small detour to visit the town of Sayulita Mexico. As we pulled into town, it was difficult to take it all in. Everywhere we looked offered fascinating sites. There were numerous restaurants, road side stands, people…

Electrical Diagram

I made this wiring diagram to help figure out how to install both a dual battery system and a solar system. The battery switch and relay allow both the starting battery and the house battery (runs the fridge, fan, lights, etc) to be charged by the alternator while the truck is running. Once the truck is turned off, the relay…

More from Malawi

Okay, it is
not only about the lake. We found of course a few other interesting places
along the way as well. After the infamous incident with the speeding ticket, we
headed inland to Wvaza Game Reserve. Since leaving Kruger National Park in
South Africa we’ve hardly seen any wild animals, and Malawi doesn’t really come
to mind when thinking…

Tough Miles Blog 11: Vancouver to Alaska

Jon here:
We arrived in Vancouver at 1am on the 8th August, narrowly escaping a heavy downpour by timing our fuel stop perfectly. It’s never good turning up in a new city late at night, especially when the hostel is on a street littered with junkies and there’s nowhere to park the bikes. It would appear there are parts of…

Nampula

We travelled from Zalala just outside Quelimane to Nampula and passed one of the cleanest towns I have ever seen in Africa called Mocuba. The scenery had changed dramatically and we were enjoying the miombo forest and mountains of the area.  We knew that there were quite a few campsites in Nampula so set the Garmin for them all as…

Squirrel Brains and River People

So my stay in Kentucky is brief but eventful. The night of the 6 flags caper, Buddykermit invites me to crash at his pad. The place is pretty sketchy – enough so that I decide to bring in my saddlebags off the bike. Then it turns out my host is a gun nut – but hey, I’ve always wanted to…

Our Charity

We are doing the drive in support of a charity very close to Anna’s heart – the Welbodi Partnership. Do please help us support them. You can learn more by clicking here:
http://www.justgiving.com/AnnaandJimmyDrivetoCapeTown…

#70 History repeating itself: Banos, Tena & Quito

Back inland toward Baños, we had a repeat of the ride to Cuenca, only this time the cause was a very badly potholled road. We did at least manage to find accomodation before nightfall stopping in a small town where Saturday night meant continuing festival celebrations were at their most rowdy. In the past we would have viewed stumbling on such…

The big idea…

I’ve always quite fancied taking on a big expedition. There’s something that stirs in my belly every time I read about to exploits of some of the great explorers and adventurers (think Hemmingway, not Grills), and whilst I have neither the bravery nor the means to take on a trip of that magnitude, for a long time I’ve had the…

Through The Windshield

Some times when driving you take photos of things you see going on along the road. Normally, the picture is, from a photographic point of view, crap. Reflections from the window, out of focus, too dark, etc… But still, what you can see in the photo can be quite interesting and perhaps characteristic for the area you travel through. Therefore…

Inspired Canada: Fire Department, Charlottetown, PEI

BEAUTIFUL SPACES + BEAUTIFUL THINGS  / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd.
Ruff. Charlottetown, PEI.
 
 

BEAUTIFUL SPACES + BEAUTIFUL THINGS  / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd.
Fully restored 1929 Fire truck, Charlottetown, PEI.
 
 

BEAUTIFUL SPACES + BEAUTIFUL THINGS  / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd.
Fully restored 1929 Fire truck, Charlottetown, PEI.
 
 

BEAUTIFUL SPACES + BEAUTIFUL…

NURBURGRING…….Thrills, Spills and Pretty Paddock Girls.

Carina and Jana at Suzuki Motorcycles would………girls, over here please….
…..thank you.Carina and Jana at Suzuki Motorcycles would like to welcome you all to this episode of Wherethehellismurph.com, coming to you from the Nurburgring in Nurburg, Germany.
Germany’s Nurburgring first opened on June 18th, 1927 as The Nurburg-Ring, 14 miles of the most challenging racetrack in the world. …

More Border Balderdash

Monday 3rd to Tuesday 4th September 2012.

Tete, Zobue.
Getting past the border post took a little longer on the Mozambique side. We had to fill in an entry form as well as a visa application form. It was all straightforward, but extortionately expensive. They issue just one type of visa; a thirty day single-entry tourist visa for US$80. Our…

Solitude in the Mountains

Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd September 2012.

Chimanimani National Park, Mutare.
We got an early start so we could spend as much time as possible in the mountains. The first leg of our walk took us straight up, between msasa trees and boulders. The view from the top was a spectacular mass of green and red foliage trimming dramatic mountains.…

Inspired Canada: New Brunswick to Charlottetown, PEI

RANDOMS  / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd.
Alien Rock Head and morning coffee. Discovered on the rocky shores of Bonaventure, QC.
 
 

SCENIC VIEWS  / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd.
Sitting Room, Deux Rivieres Resort, Tracadie-Sheila, NB.
 
 

CULTURE  / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd.
Great Acadian Pride. Deux Rivieres Resort, Tracadie-Sheila, NB.
 
 

CULTURE  / Image ©…