Collette Cross


Collette Cross

Me and my chap are ditching the house and jobs for three months to tour Europe by motorcycle (matching 650 BMW's's an early mid life crises thing...)

Europe » United Kingdom » England » West Midlands » Birmingham July 26th 2009

Hi Everyone, Unfortunately we've had to postpone our trip, Collette's dad is very ill and we've popped back to assess the situation, at this time we don't know what is going to happen. if you've subscribed to the blog and we carry on then they may start up again. We'll finish off up to date there's a bit to add about Barcelona and then the ride from Barcelona to Birmingham in 4 days!! Stu and Collette... read more

Europe July 15th 2009

Hello Again! Well we left San Sebastian on Friday and headed off into the Pyrenees so we had our first proper go at driving through the mountains. I wasn´t off to a great start as I fell off after about 5 mins of starting out and later had a little accident with my water bottle leaking in an area that looked like i´d "had a little accident" (I think its karma...) We headed off toward a small village of Torla and the route was truly spectaular, bendy roads, precariously hugging the sides of the mountains, the only thing I hadn´t factored in was my vertigo kicking in and as we got nearer to Torla Stu saw more spectalur scenery, eagles overhead, a naked lady swimming in a crystal blue lake... i saw the dashed line in ... read more

Europe July 9th 2009

Hola Peeps! Well we´re on our way! We got off to an adventurous start as we took the scenic route to Plymouth, later discovering the Sat Nav was set to avoid Autobahns, the up side was is was a gorgeous day and this route took us through the Cotswolds along the Fosse way (Bonus!) we rejoined the motorway near Bristol and made it to the ferry in good time. Ferry crossing was fine. We landed around lunchtime in San Tander and thank god for Sat Nav here! The streets were pretty manic and I wouldn´t like to navigate round here whilst just getting used to RH riding... but we coped and headed straight off for San Sebastian did a quick whizz round to tourist info before finding the one campsite a few km out of town, ... read more
Campsite number 1
Stu just outside campsite
Stu on Monde Igeldo

Europe » United Kingdom » England » West Midlands » Birmingham July 1st 2009

Hello Peeps! Just thought i'd try and find out how to work this 'blog thing' by writing something of an introduction. I'm Collette, I'm a 37 year old podiatrist and i'm shacked up with a Stuart a 39 year old draughtsman. We've lived together in a rented flat in Peterborough for just over a year before deciding that the NHS and Anglian Water weren't really 'doing it for us'. So much so, that one evening after a custom bike show at Charters pub and too many units of high strength Top-Deck we decided to jack in our jobs get rid of all of our 'stuff' and disappear around the world on motorbikes. Obviously this was not without its problems, the first one being that I hadn't ridden a motorcycle for about 10 years and Stuart hadn't ... read more
HUBB Weekend_Stu

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