OCTOBER 2011 – Newsletter #2

Current News And so the news is out and no longer are people all over the place going, ‘nudge, nudge’, or ‘who do you think it is?’ Yes, it is now official. Bernard has been selected by the Ted Simon Foundation as a Jupiter’s Traveller. In essence the foundation was set up to encourage; ‘…….those who adventure […]

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SEPTEMBER 2011 – Newsletter #1

A Blind Woman, Two Wheels and 25,000 Miles. If you dare to dream. In the beginning It’s hard to know sometimes where to begin as this may well be somewhere other than at the start. So it is with this newsletter in many ways. We say this as we fell off the circuit for a […]

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USA and Going Home.

A short ride later we stand under hot showers sweeping the coldness from our bones in a hotel as bike suits drip water leaving a stream unwinding across the floor. As the pools gather it starts to dawn on us. In a few days we will be home. Home? It no longer feels the same. […]

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Central America

Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico “Inspirational”. It’s a funny word when we think about it. ‘To inspire’ is to motivate people to seek change. It is the whole purpose of ‘motivational speakers’ as they stride platforms all over the world ‘inspiring’ people to change their behaviours, attitudes or beliefs. The […]

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Ecuador and Colombia

As we ride into Ecuador the laughter fades as ‘time’ starts to focus our thinking. We have 1000kms (626 miles) to the Colombian border with the same distance to ride to the capital, Bogota. From here we must now fly to Panama. The original plan (slower and cheaper five day boat crossing), has been lost […]

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Peru

It is a strange feeling when you pull across the border to another country. The transition from one to another always leaves us with deeply engrained memories. We can still vividly recall crossing into Turkey, India, and a whole myriad of others. Something special always seems to happen at these demarcation lines which leave indelible […]

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Chile

Australia and everything which has happened during our time on that vast continent consumed most of our thinking and talking during the – long, long, – incarceration on planes flying towards our fourth continent so far (South America). In between bouts of sleeping as we flew further and further from Sydney, our minds turn towards […]

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Australia and Halfway Around the World?

Where is ‘half-way around the world?’ Is ‘half-way’ when we land or when we depart? Is it 12,500 miles or a location? We are not sure but it has a certain ring about it when you say we have come ‘half-way around the world on a motorcycle’. We quite like the sound as we contemplate […]

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Malaysia

It sounds strange when we think of where we are. The crossing into another country in South East Asia. Even though the countries have rolled on by, we have never lost the excitement of crossing into somewhere new. Usually the event is commemorated, or noted, by Bernard saying “I’ve brought a bike to………”  It may […]

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Thailand

It’s funny when we think of things and countries we have experienced over the time so far. Each country adds a new layer of meaning to the journey in some ways and in other ways each country is the same as the previous. We say the same, as we have the same things to go […]

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