I don’t know if it’s an issue with the app I’m using or my wordpress account but I am currently unable to upload any more photos, so for now it will just be text based. Will fill in the visual gaps when I make it back home sometime in November. Stay safe and healthy in … More Blog photos pause
On my last night in Estonia I was not alone – having sought out the last RMK free camp site (ominously named Krapi) before the border I found myself being joined by more mosquitoes than I had encountered on the rest of the trip. So I was more than happy to see another bicycle front … More La, la, la, la, Latvia
So after first seeing the promise of erratic boulders on an info board, their mystery slowly unravelled as I rode around the islands of Hiiumaa and Saarema. A closed farm museum had some panels explaining more about the different rocks found in the region, I learnt the Estonian word for rock – Kiki, so I … More Wondering about those erratic boulders?
My arrival on Saarema coincided with a rise in temperature and a let up in the winds. As if the beach side free camping and quiet roads weren’t making cycle touring nice enough, it seemed I was going to be treated to a bit of an Indian summer too, or an old lady’s summer as … More Rivers of love and good karma on Saarema
Docking in Heltermaa on the eastern side of the island there was a brief flurry of traffic as cars and trucks rolled off the ferry and disappeared down the road. A few on-coming vehicles hurried to catch the return sailing and then the peace and quiet set in. I pedalled for a couple of hours … More Hi Hiiumaa
I had very little idea what to expect from Estonia as I rolled out of Tallinn into the left over chilly winds of the storm from the day before. It is a country I will admit to knowing almost nothing about, in the grips of the resurging Coronavirus pandemic, at the end of a summer … More Rolling out of Tallinn
To get to my chosen start point of Tallinn in Estonia proved to be relatively simple. A direct train took me from Vienna to Warsaw and the following evening I caught an overnight bus direct to Tallinn. Flixbus may have its faults and 17hrs over night on a bus is never ideal, but now that … More The short haul north
Wow it’s been a long time since I posted anything cycle tour related here. What a different world we have since I was struggling my way out of Mongolia 4 years ago. So a quick catch up on what I was up to in the interim: I spent a couple more months bumbling my way … More #B2BBT – Scratching the itch to be back on the road again
The first few days in Ulaanbataar were spent running the paper chase needed to get everything together for my Chinese visa. Happily I had also managed to coincide our stop in the city with some travelling friends from my time in Georgia – which inevitably lead to my first hangover in several months. After a … More From Apple pie to an Arsehole – leaving Mongolia
Apologies for another long gap between posts, but my excuse this time is that I needed to let the dust settle a bit. It’s been a pretty testing month or so, but time to catch up a bit now: Geographically Frank and I were about halfway through our journey across Mongolia as we rode out … More Where Mongolians keep the washing-up liquid!