The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

Following our successful trip around The Scottish NC500 we had one final stop on our way back home, a visit to see two pieces of iconic Scottish engineering, The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies. Our drive to the site of The Falkirk Wheel was past a lot of the locks on The Union canal which…

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…

Scottish NC500 part 2

A cold night in the van and waking up to a hard frost and -3c meant ice on the roads, no gritters here so a delayed start until the icy patches had cleared. A beautiful clear sky and the sun rose lighting the hills on the far side of the Loch, sheep walking down the…

Semaine Fédérale

The main reason for our trip to France was to take part in Semaine Federale, a national cycling event which this year was being held in Mortagne-au-Peche so on the Friday we made our way to our designated camp site. Registration was from 14-00 and we thought we would get there early to get set…

Châteaudun

After Fougeres we were trying to decide where to visit next, I typed in Chateaudun which my Mac auto corrected to “chase the sun” so that was an omen and the decision made for us. Friday 21st July Arriving at Chateaudun and we soon found the municipal campsite next to the river Loir, ( N48.08070,…

Ouistreham to Fougeres

Our trip to the Semaine Federale this year at Mortagne-au-Perche started early to beat the seasonal hike in ferry prices designed to catch those restricted to school holidays for travel. With time to spare we decided to explore the area and our first stop was going to be Fougeres, a town I passed through on my…

Todays lesson is…”Respect The Ride”

Easter in Portugal was spent with our very dear friends Tim and Sue at their home in Paderne on The Algarve.  My plan was to start our trip back with a long ride. After a week or more of fairly short jaunts on the bike I was looking at a longer distance using a fairly…