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Sardegna: An Island Apart

After a final goodbye dock-side to Rutiger and Naum, we take a minute to collect our thoughts before heading north through Cagliari toward our intended home for the evening – a campground just south of Oristano. Most of the riders in the region hold high praise for the roads on the east coast of this […]

Glancing at our last blog post, I realized I ended with a ‘to be continued’ type vibe, entailing I would describe our  San Jose scramble in the following post. My bad. Plus, it’s almost time we got on the road <a href="http://patagoniaorbust.com/all-good-in-the-hood/#more-'">more »</a>

All Good in the Hood

Glancing at our last blog post, I realized I ended with a ‘to be continued’ type vibe, entailing I would describe our  San Jose scramble in the following post. My bad. Plus, it’s almost time we got on the road more »

The Écomusée de Truffe in Sorges is quite popular.

Sorges en Périgord, France 8/13

The Temple of the Black Truffle Our Garmin GPS sent us in a southwesterly direction on beautiful, sometimes narrow secondary roads towards our next destination we had spotted in the Lonely Planet Guide: Sorges en Périgord, the Capital of the Black Truffles. The Truffle, a subterranean fungi, thrives on the roots of oak trees. This […]


Driving the Alcan

When traveling, there are moments when I think “we are really adventurous” or “I can’t believe we just did that” (such as the time we got lost on a solo hike in the Hmong Villages in Vietnam near the border with China and had to hitchhike on the back of motorcycles being driven by old men […]


Our first week in Ethiopia

We decided to have a short day not driving too far after our Turkana trip. We drove from Ormorate  to Turmi and camped at Mango Campsite. This was a real haven to recoup. We thoroughly enjoyed staying there. The weather … Continue reading →

Onze voorlopig laatste nacht in Zimbabwe krijgen we ongelofelijke verhalen te horen over het bewind van Mugabe. Mensen die hun US-dollarrekening ineens omgezet zagen in een Zim-dolllar rekening. De officiële koers waartegen de ove...


VAN ZIM NAAR ZAM Onze voorlopig laatste nacht in Zimbabwe krijgen we ongelofelijke verhalen te horen over het bewind van Mugabe. Mensen die hun US-dollarrekening ineens omgezet zagen in een Zim-dolllar rekening. De officiële koers waartegen de ove…


Into Canada, Banff and Jasper

Glacier National Park is called a Peace Park because it is the only national park that that spans two countries, the US and Canada. We spent all of our time on the US side. The Canada side of the park is drier, and while it is still beautiful, it just does not have that Swiss […]


Namaqualand, West Coast

The track opened up to the Atlantic Ocean and Lamberts Bay, a fishing village. Not the most attractive town but it does have a big potato factory on the wharf (but again, they don’t have public tours through this factory either ☹). There is a big bird colony past the wharf, you can pay to […]


On being a cyclist

We ended up staying the rest of the day, and the following day in Bukoka with Tom & Jemina.  We joined them at the Spice Beach Hotel where the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.  We were served casual breakfast on the terrace – eating off our laps in a camping fashion!  They made space […]

The morning was warm and I awoke in a patina of sweat. I roused Sheena, swung my legs over the sleeping ledge and lowered myself into Nacho’s cabin. Already the sounds of the temple and the town filled the air. Monks chatted with one another, street touts advertised their wares, and tourists fended off obnoxious [...]

The Jailbreak

The morning was warm and I awoke in a patina of sweat. I roused Sheena, swung my legs over the sleeping ledge and lowered myself into Nacho’s cabin. Already the sounds of the temple and the town filled the air. Monks chatted with one another, street touts advertised their wares, and tourists fended off obnoxious […]

We picked up our hire car or perhaps better described as a hire roller skate and first dropped the bikes off at the dealer for a valve check while we wait for the part coming from Germany, that way I figure we have covered all bases and hopefully this will be the last enforced stay of the trip. We also met up with \kevin and Neville again and will hopefully see them in Calgary in a couple of weeks. Off we set up towards Fairbanks stopping overnight in the quaint (and busy) village of Talkeetna. The following morning I could hear a noise from the rear of the car, further investigation revealed a machine screw through the tyre, double back to the local workshop where the guy extracted the offending item and patched the tyre, I was beginning to think we should just walk!<br>We camped the night just outside Denali Park at Rainbow RV & campsite, like many sites the tenters get a bit of a rough deal I feel, I think we are becoming a nuisance sometimes, huge RV's are better business. I was a bit crabbit when we pitched the tent and as a punishment to myself managed to burn my fingers on the MSR stove! The air was blue for a while but I recovered and spent a pleasant but airy evening enjoying the setting sun and the mozzies.<br>The following day we passed Fairbanks, made famous by the Ice Road Truckers series, we stopped for provisions and left to head further North East to Chena Hot Springs resort, resort is a bit of a grand word for it really, the tent sites again were "in the shade sir" which means "In amongst the insects" despite this and the terrible "long drop" toilets we had a great time. We spent some time in the hot springs pool as its meant to rejuvenate the body, not sure if it worked as the few bottles of Alaskan Amber still gave me a hangover the next day. We had an interesting talk with a Forest firefighter enjoying his 1 day off a month by relaxing here.<br>Sunday we headed south, another stop at Fairbanks to stock up and then a stop at the North Pole which is actually a town about 10 miles South East of Fairbanks. A funny place where Santa Claus lives and its Christmas every day!<br>We saw evidence of the huge forest fire at Delta Junction but the rain was hopefully helping put it out. This area is also home to many US army bases, built during WW2, they are still functional, Alaska is such a vast wilderness still that its possible for the Army to play their War games here and not interfere with normal life. The plan was as always to camp but the rain got wore and the temperature dropped, now I know we were in a car but to be honest for me that makes it more difficult. With your bike gear on its easier to camp, the gear provides the protection you need whereas in the car you are of course dressed as a civilian.<br>We passed a sign for the Denali Highway Cabins and after a chat with the owners (also interesting travellers) Audie and Jenny we spent a comfortable night there. The river running past the cabins was teeming with fish, I've never seen anything like it,  Sockeye Salmon trying to get up river to spawn, the Bears of course take advantage of this to stock up on their fish suppers for their winter hibernation so many of them will become Bear feed.<br>Today (Monday) we headed back to Anchorage taking in the Mantanuska Glacier and the excellent Musk Ox farm just outside Palmer. The Musk Ox things are amazing and have been around since prehistoric times, almost hunted to extinction they have been re introduced and there are almost 6000 of them roaming wild in Alaska.<br>So time without the bikes hasn't been totally wasted but we are desperate to get back on the road proper, hopefully we'll find out more tomorrow.  <br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-47g7J1XVCSI/UhL8KhWr2TI/AAAAAAAAFXA/sIMCI9a6G-Q/s1600/b1.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-47g7J1XVCSI/UhL8KhWr2TI/AAAAAAAAFXA/sIMCI9a6G-Q/s640/b1.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Our Hire skate, Sonic the hedgehog!</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SSHznh7sepw/UhL8JHHy6pI/AAAAAAAAFW4/0IGd1tmH314/s1600/b2.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SSHznh7sepw/UhL8JHHy6pI/AAAAAAAAFW4/0IGd1tmH314/s640/b2.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>The last frontier? as opposed to the Final frontier</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Jx2uVlmdakw/UhL8SRlLhhI/AAAAAAAAFXI/gR6q3euI39c/s1600/b3.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Jx2uVlmdakw/UhL8SRlLhhI/AAAAAAAAFXI/gR6q3euI39c/s640/b3.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Talkeetna, cool place</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QSxzcR4YK_s/UhL8dVpmi6I/AAAAAAAAFXQ/V1pLB7Ma_s0/s1600/b4.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QSxzcR4YK_s/UhL8dVpmi6I/AAAAAAAAFXQ/V1pLB7Ma_s0/s640/b4.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Interesting</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yGZM5XHgRNk/UhL8eqR8HlI/AAAAAAAAFXY/4HAHMAMX5Z4/s1600/b5.JPG"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yGZM5XHgRNk/UhL8eqR8HlI/AAAAAAAAFXY/4HAHMAMX5Z4/s640/b5.JPG" width="360"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Do you really want to know??</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Iy1XDP1V7ZQ/UhL8jGp7cHI/AAAAAAAAFXo/BTqY4ZJ5jVo/s1600/b6.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Iy1XDP1V7ZQ/UhL8jGp7cHI/AAAAAAAAFXo/BTqY4ZJ5jVo/s640/b6.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Local Mechanic starts to do good</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4VyIi6hmsTw/UhL8kfw5FaI/AAAAAAAAFXw/JitD9OFmXl8/s1600/b7.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4VyIi6hmsTw/UhL8kfw5FaI/AAAAAAAAFXw/JitD9OFmXl8/s640/b7.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>BIG Screw</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-W582yQqpJUw/UhL8i6c7H5I/AAAAAAAAFXg/JJHKkmU73NQ/s1600/b9.JPG"><img border="0" height="204" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-W582yQqpJUw/UhL8i6c7H5I/AAAAAAAAFXg/JJHKkmU73NQ/s640/b9.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Mount McKinlay the highest in the USA shrouded in Cloud (as usual)</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KiSN1Acm2Ag/UhL8qkUZBPI/AAAAAAAAFYA/Ei8Ky0a4abo/s1600/b10.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KiSN1Acm2Ag/UhL8qkUZBPI/AAAAAAAAFYA/Ei8Ky0a4abo/s640/b10.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Fairbanks, Petrol, free wifi at Macdonalds and Wal Mart, what else do you need?</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hkYTD46q_dg/UhL8rOybHhI/AAAAAAAAFYI/oNa0FePym4w/s1600/b11.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hkYTD46q_dg/UhL8rOybHhI/AAAAAAAAFYI/oNa0FePym4w/s640/b11.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Dinner in the field</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K7Id6xCBmXg/UhL8ofedMMI/AAAAAAAAFX4/wWRNX5_QvBE/s1600/b13.JPG"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K7Id6xCBmXg/UhL8ofedMMI/AAAAAAAAFX4/wWRNX5_QvBE/s640/b13.JPG" width="360"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Notices on all the doors just to keep you aware!</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-M8za_CU58SU/UhL8tlKPqGI/AAAAAAAAFYQ/WXtjY9BMHi0/s1600/b14.JPG"><img border="0" height="440" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-M8za_CU58SU/UhL8tlKPqGI/AAAAAAAAFYQ/WXtjY9BMHi0/s640/b14.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>This caught us by surprise</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t2wYnfg-u8w/UhL82Hofa2I/AAAAAAAAFYo/pqX2zII5dKo/s1600/b15.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t2wYnfg-u8w/UhL82Hofa2I/AAAAAAAAFYo/pqX2zII5dKo/s640/b15.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>BBQ dragon from Shrek??</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q94UEZmYg98/UhL8vkmZYCI/AAAAAAAAFYY/NWy2XMwd_fI/s1600/b16.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q94UEZmYg98/UhL8vkmZYCI/AAAAAAAAFYY/NWy2XMwd_fI/s640/b16.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>The Hot Springs</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oT3Va6p1Oxk/UhL8xTo1d-I/AAAAAAAAFYg/PKR3uTqQ8_8/s1600/b18.JPG"><img border="0" height="290" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oT3Va6p1Oxk/UhL8xTo1d-I/AAAAAAAAFYg/PKR3uTqQ8_8/s640/b18.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Yes really!!</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5tosxnjNmmY/UhL9Ix1AfwI/AAAAAAAAFY4/CZthOXQOd34/s1600/b19.JPG"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5tosxnjNmmY/UhL9Ix1AfwI/AAAAAAAAFY4/CZthOXQOd34/s640/b19.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Santas house</td></tr></tbody></table><br><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tAJBIVHH5Nc/UhL85Fug1DI/AAAAAAAAFYw/o_dYgeVTNas/s1600/b20.JPG"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tAJBIVHH5Nc/UhL85Fug1DI/AAAAAAAAFYw/o_dYgeVTNas/s640/b20.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Yes we were at North Pole</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n7mrkPzDvlk/UhL9KLcoAyI/AAAAAAAAFZA/lIObtVOb5sA/s1600/b21.JPG"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n7mrkPzDvlk/UhL9KLcoAyI/AAAAAAAAFZA/lIObtVOb5sA/s640/b21.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Santas Reindeer resting before their one busy day a year</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vsO7vWYb3LA/UhL9Mly3I5I/AAAAAAAAFZM/ZgpyiqKzy-Q/s1600/b22.JPG"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vsO7vWYb3LA/UhL9Mly3I5I/AAAAAAAAFZM/ZgpyiqKzy-Q/s640/b22.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Big Sky's and scenery</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PvjIm2l9inI/UhL9MarBA_I/AAAAAAAAFZI/QPW-tsBWuX0/s1600/b23.JPG"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PvjIm2l9inI/UhL9MarBA_I/AAAAAAAAFZI/QPW-tsBWuX0/s640/b23.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Army Base</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-daG6kjsCmqA/UhL9V0Dn7wI/AAAAAAAAFZo/095-A4gfU8U/s1600/b24.JPG"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-daG6kjsCmqA/UhL9V0Dn7wI/AAAAAAAAFZo/095-A4gfU8U/s640/b24.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Making dinner outside our wee hoose</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I7Uri9iTGSE/UhL9TRkN-gI/AAAAAAAAFZY/wWk5DlP4PqI/s1600/b25.JPG"><img border="0" height="376" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I7Uri9iTGSE/UhL9TRkN-gI/AAAAAAAAFZY/wWk5DlP4PqI/s640/b25.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Sockfish Salmon</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-H9sxQqGueBM/UhL9TiTUKsI/AAAAAAAAFZc/Ox81q0Rk_l0/s1600/b26.JPG"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-H9sxQqGueBM/UhL9TiTUKsI/AAAAAAAAFZc/Ox81q0Rk_l0/s640/b26.JPG" width="526"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Not sure what this was ?? Answers??</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y_AktygWpCw/UhL9ZKvyBII/AAAAAAAAFZw/dR8a41AlBOk/s1600/b27.JPG"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y_AktygWpCw/UhL9ZKvyBII/AAAAAAAAFZw/dR8a41AlBOk/s640/b27.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Bear Fish shop</td></tr></tbody></table><div> </div><div> </div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XutfLgfHp58/UhL9_pnCugI/AAAAAAAAFZ8/Og_ES1YLjmM/s1600/a2.JPG"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XutfLgfHp58/UhL9_pnCugI/AAAAAAAAFZ8/Og_ES1YLjmM/s640/a2.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Another Glacier</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U44-4fu6u-0/UhL-CDEeGXI/AAAAAAAAFaE/sMGkNGnsgJU/s1600/a1.JPG"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U44-4fu6u-0/UhL-CDEeGXI/AAAAAAAAFaE/sMGkNGnsgJU/s640/a1.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Nice scenery but getting cold</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DgO7z_uWUWM/UhL-Dy5ymbI/AAAAAAAAFaM/M_2f7L4QPlw/s1600/a3.JPG"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DgO7z_uWUWM/UhL-Dy5ymbI/AAAAAAAAFaM/M_2f7L4QPlw/s640/a3.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Not the biggest we've seen</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OZVZW0ecDZE/UhL-GLd0RDI/AAAAAAAAFaY/DvQM2Q0zDXs/s1600/a4.JPG"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OZVZW0ecDZE/UhL-GLd0RDI/AAAAAAAAFaY/DvQM2Q0zDXs/s640/a4.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>We met up with Kat again!</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pjzIdZlAVwY/UhL-GW5cWAI/AAAAAAAAFac/MeejdEiKd9A/s1600/a5.JPG"><img border="0" height="398" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pjzIdZlAVwY/UhL-GW5cWAI/AAAAAAAAFac/MeejdEiKd9A/s640/a5.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Musk Ox, impressive!</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kctF66fp1MQ/UhL-IPbo9kI/AAAAAAAAFak/I1kX3-I9B6M/s1600/a6.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kctF66fp1MQ/UhL-IPbo9kI/AAAAAAAAFak/I1kX3-I9B6M/s640/a6.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>This one was in the breeding pen, it had 3 girlfriend and seemed confused how to go about it, mind you with a heid that size I wasn't going to criticise</td></tr></tbody></table><br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3ZAbA0qJJV8/UhL-J6CCfPI/AAAAAAAAFa0/R3WfX0GTST8/s1600/a8.JPG"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3ZAbA0qJJV8/UhL-J6CCfPI/AAAAAAAAFa0/R3WfX0GTST8/s640/a8.JPG" width="640"></a></td></tr><tr><td>Small world, outside the supermarket, damned Scots, everywhere!</td></tr></tbody></table>

Sonic the hire car!

We picked up our hire car or perhaps better described as a hire roller skate and first dropped the bikes off at the dealer for a valve check while we wait for the part coming from Germany, that way I figure we have covered all bases and hopefully this will be the last enforced stay […]



I spent the last month designing our teardrop camper in 3d. I finally had everything figured out to the most minute detail and took the camper apart and reassemble it in 3d computer space multiple times.  We spent a few days buying all the materials and were thrilled to finally …


PBR Art Contest

from a guy who doesnt drink beer… Why not? Jen stumbled upon an ad several weeks ago announcing a call for portland artists to submit work for a PBR art contest.  The winner, apparently would get blown up to billboard size and presented over portland for a few months.  I …


Sipi to Kampala

Another border crossing and more fixers. I don’t know why they are called that because they definitely don’t fix anything. Collectively known as a manure of fixers, although “fixer” should be replaced with another word that also starts with F. … Continue reading →

The town of Aubusson on the confluence of the Creuse and Beauze rivers has been world famous since the 14th century for its tapestries and carpet, the kind one might see in a castle or “Château” as they are called in France.

Aubusson, France 8/13

Google Map Getting a late start from St. Pardoux & Souvigny, we had intended on driving until evening. About 4PM, we came upon the town of Aubusson on the confluence of the rivers Creuse and Beauze. The town is apparently world famous for its tapestry and carpets since the 14th century, the kind one might […]


Working online while overlanding..

Last week I wrote about spending a few days in a hotel and how much we wanted to go back to our simple life of starlit nights and campfires after only two days. It made me wonder how much we have changed. Is it just because we do not want to spend money that we… […]

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