La Seguiniere to Les Herbieres

A positively chilly start at 12c but with a clear  blue sky it shouldn’t take long to warm up. This mornings ride is to the South West of Cholet to Les Herbieres and a sub 50 mile round trip to get us back by lunchtime. Another day of beautiful back roads, country lanes, grass, maize,…

The Ring Of Kerry

Saturday 4th May A bright and sunny start as I lifted the blinds at 6-45am, the Austrians in the next motorhome have their e-bikes out and panniers loaded ready for an adventure and are busily back and forth to the van for drinks bottles, GPS, lights and then hi-viz tabards, a single back packing camper…

Kinsale, Bantry Bay and Mizen Head.

After a good day in Cobh we were awoken at 1am by what sounded like a brick coming through the side of the motorhome as a car sped off. The offending missile turned out to be no more than an egg …….must be a local custom to welcome visitors and begs the question who goes…

Storm Hannah Approaches.

A grey start with showers as storm “Hannah” approaches the South of Ireland, warnings had been issued and our campsite is on high ground so will be very exposed. The weather warning suggested rain and increasing winds from early afternoon so we took the opportunity for an early start for our planned cycle ride around…

Monchique

On our recent trip to Portugal we had reserved a day to cycle up Monchique, the ride was twofold, as well as a cracking climb up to Foia for Kaye to try out her e-bike it was also a chance to have a look at the aftermath of the recent wild fires that had raged…

France en Velo Diary Week 2

Thursday 26th July, 22°c at 7am and after a slow start we drove to our next destination at Chatilion-sur-Loire, a motorhome aire in the marina on the banks of the canal N47.59177° E2.75959° , €8 for 24hrs with EHU, water and services, payment with credit card at a machine that was too hot to touch…

Scottish NC500 part 3

Wednesday 4th April Every time I woke during the night I could hear rain on the van roof so when morning arrived and it seemed quiet I opened the curtains to reveal a covering of snow on the grass and a temperature of 0c, the forecast was predicting an improving situation so with a bit…