Combestone tor, wind, the dart and moor

Above: into the unknown, Combestone farmOn top of a hill sit a great pile of rocks, belligerent, defying gale force winds and driving rain, at least for the moment. A few metres downslope a track winds its way slowly down the hill and onto a little shoulder...

11 August 2019

The last postcards from Spain

Serendipity strikes again.Zaragoza, always good to seek out the town belltower for a good perspective.Freedom of expression, Zaragoza.The stone houses of Aragon, Ainsa.It's a new baby!The future is hereWell that's it from Spain, we're off to catch the ferry...

3 August 2019

Opening Andorra's Box

A view in the French Pyrenees, flipping from Spain to Andorra to France and back to Spain happens quickly with a twist of the wrist.The record breaking summer heat of 35-40 degrees C has curtailed our riding somewhat and kept up the afternoon siestas. After...

27 July 2019

A Daliance in Catalunya

We left Narbonne and headed south along the foothills of the Pyrenees, the wind was atrocious, blowing a gale one second then stopping then blowing again and swirling around . Even though we weigh just over 400kg on the road, we were being tossed about like...

22 July 2019

A photo essay from Narbonne

We have had a few days in Narbonne and liked it a lot, seems like a nice place to live.Well that's all from France, the Pyrenees are beckoning.

19 July 2019

Rich pickings in the Cevennes

We've enjoyed a fabulous few days in the Cevennes region of southern France. Situated on the Massif Central the region is a wilderness area of mountains, plateaus, deep river gorges, ancient hilltop villages and wonderful wildlife. Needless to say it has extraordinarily...

15 July 2019

One day in France - The last two tickets to the Rollingstones

Annie joining the locals queueing at the Boulangerie this morningGenerally the French don't seem to be in to queueing much, but there appears to be one exception, baguettes! They regularly queue in bakeries and down the street in a very orderly manner. I've...

14 July 2019

From sulphur to sugarcane

It's not very far from sulfur to sugar caneNow if you catch my eye and it seems to run down your legIt's like striking a match pretty hard upon a powder keg These were the words of the song going round and round in my head as we road through the Champagne...

12 July 2019

Trees - now that's an Oak

Our 2019 motorcycle tour also includes a few detours to see trees, this one, in the little hamlet of Liernu in Belgium, was definitely worth it. This ancient oak of possibly 1000 years is absolutely beautiful. It has two sister oaks, The Chapel Oak of France...

8 July 2019

No Fries in Friesland?

We left Amsterdam and headed toward motorcycle mecca, the historic Assen TT motor racing circuit. It was stiflingly hot again and we were glad to get to our accommodation, where an electronic sign above a shop opposite suggested 42 degrees! It was definitely...

5 July 2019