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…

Barcelona

A trip to Barcelona to explore the city had been on our radar for a while so this was an opportunity not to be missed. We booked the motor home in for a two night stay at  Camping Tres Estrellas a beach side camp site which was also on the bus route for a 45…

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…

France en Velo, Diary Week 1

Semaine Fédérale is a cycling festival we have entered, this year to be held in the city of Epinal in The Voges in early August so that gave us an opportunity to get to France two weeks early and explore some of the lanes and towns of the Loire valley. Thursday 19th July saw us…

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…