I am going to attempt to keep a blog about my world travels. My daughter, Michelle and her husband Travis have been painstakingly teaching me how to use all this new technology.
Since officially retiring, I have decided to travel the world, doing trips that allow me to experience the things I enjoy most; motorcycling, horses, polo, trekking, spending time with my friends, seeing new places and meeting new people.
My first major trip was in April 2009. I took a trip with Ayres Adventures to South America
(Escape to Macchu Picchu). I travelled from Cuzco,Peru (Macchu Picchu) to Foz de Iquazu, Brazil on a BMW Motorcycle - GS1200. There were 5 people in our group - Nuno, our guide from Portugal; John from South Africa; and Peter and Michael from Germany. We covered 4600kms in 17 days. to view photos go to SA Photos
This past fall I decided to do a 2 month trip to Africa. I left on September 21, 2009 and returned on November 21, 2009. The first part was a 16 day motorcycle trip with Ayres adventures - Call of the Wild
. it commenced in Johannesburg, South Africa and ended in Windhoek, Namibia.
From there, I flew to Nairobi, Kenya, and meet up with my son, Robbie. We did a 10 day horseback riding Safari in the Masaii Mara with Offbeat Safaris
Next, we climbed Mount Kenya
, the second highest peak in Africa. This was a 5 day Trek to the peak.
The last part of the trip with Robbie took us to the Island of Lamu off the coast of Kenya.
After Robbie left, I fleww to Cape Town, met some friens, and then drove along the coast staying in hostels and lodges before returning back to Canada.
Spring 2010, Travelled to Europe starting with a 10 day motorcycle trip through Portugal and northern Spain, then 5 days in Nice, France at a friends condo, followed by a 15 day motorcycle trip throough Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Macedonia.
Fall, 2010 , I left Oct 12 for a 2 month trip to India and Nepal. We started with a Rick Shaw race in southern India (Richshawchallenge
), an 8 day tour through Rajistan (including Elephant Polo), a volunteer program in the himalayas with (Edge of Seven
, and ending with a 15 day charity motorcycle trip through Nepal with (Saffron Road Motorcycle Tours
Summer 2011 - I decided to take an extended trip this year leaving Toronto on August 12, and planning on returning early December. The first segment is (the Caucasian Challenge
), a car rally from Budapest to Armenia in 16 days.
Following that I went to New Zealand for a 1 month motorcycle trip. I was planning on going to Australia, but I was exhausted and headed back home.
Following another great polo season in Florida, i decided to head back to Asia for a motorcycle trip through Tibet. Our starting point is Kathmandu, Nepal from where we immediately cross over into Tibet to explore this interesting desolate country for 3 weeks.
November, 2015. Well, I finally made it to South East Asia. It has been on my list for a long time. Probaly since my daughter and her husband came here in 2008. The last trip adventure trip I did was with my son, Jeff, in 2013 when we motorcycled around iceland (still havent published the blog, but I will!). Its not that I've been lazy, but I actually went back to work for a while. Enough of that, time to travel again!
Enjoy the blog!