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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire January 5th 2015

sat on my canal boat with my rucksack packed . Tension! 11 hours to go. Will i survive this journey? Delhi awaits me! and beyond.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire June 27th 2014

Friday The Travel Lodge last night was clean and good value but unfortunately my room was facing the main road through town and was opposite the Ring o' Bells pub which had loud music until 4am with a noisy crowd to boot, which did not quieten down until 4.30am. Therefore sleep was on ration. We had an excellent breakfast next door in Weatherspoons for not much more than a fiver each - excellent. The road was hit at just after 9 to follow the cycle path, along the old railway line, down to Glasson Dock. Here we looked out over the estuary to Sunderland Point, where we were yesterday afternoon and could just see Blackpool Tower. We left the coast and had a brew at 'The Barn' in Scorton before tackling the hilly Trough of Bowland ... read more
Trough of Bowland flowers
Farm Dogs
Boundary post

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire June 26th 2014

Friday Light rain overnight which just covered the ground and luckily had stopped by 8am. Good breakfast again today to set us off on an easier day around the Morecambe Bay. Cycling around the marshes by Meathop to Levens was very tranquil and traffic free. Arnside was a gem with lovely panoramic views of the bay enhanced by the railway bridge from Grange. A compulsory coffee stop was called for with exquisite scones with jam. Unfortunately this was followed by several stiff climbs to Silverdale before the descent to Carnforth where we followed the estuary around to the south of the town. From here we picked up the canal through Hest Bank to Morecambe where we saw a predatory heron and a swan coasting at the side with its reflection shining in the water beneath. Everyone ... read more
Near Levens
Eric Morecambe

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Ribble Valley November 26th 2013

Well we are just packing now to go to Australia and are so looking forward to the journey. Have got our itinerary sorted and quite a lot of our accommodation booked most of it via Airbnb. What would we do with out this site. Anyone travelling should try to stay in one of the houses, rooms etc from Airbnb as you see real life and not the clinical hotel room life. It feels funny that we are off on a road trip again but exciting as well - keep reading my blog and any messages /comments will be welcome.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Garstang October 2nd 2013

3D Sun Alert: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at -0200 on Oct 2nd sparked a G2-class geomagnetic storm. G2 Class Definition: Strength: Moderate Power systems: High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms, long-duration storms may cause transformer damage. Spacecraft operations: Corrective actions to orientation may be required by ground control; possible changes in drag affect orbit predictions. Other systems: HF radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes, and aurora has been seen as low as New York and Idaho (typically 55° geomagnetic lat.)**. PostScript: I was in South Iceland looking at the sky at -0200 on Oct 2nd. In fact, I was looking at the sky at -0300, -0400, -0500 and -0600 before it started getting light. And I coul... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Garstang October 2nd 2013

Back in Blighty. Weird. They have trees and things. And the people. The people are so unfriendly!! Airport staff in Keflavic were really friendly, laughing and joking with us as they searched Moi's bag. (Mind you, you haven't see what she keeps in there :-). Airport staff at Manchester were grumpy, barking orders as they herded the human cattle through the endless barriers. Ah . . . home. (Fade to black. Credits. Music.) ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Lytham St Annes July 20th 2013

Testing Testing 1-2-3 Just a quick post to check that everyone still has access and can find my blog! Kate (and Eireann)... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Fleetwood April 1st 2013

So its 27 weeks and 4 days until the new adventure begins! Flying to New Zealand via Singapore. I have been to Singapore the last time I travelled and I felt really comfortable and enjoyed it so it seemed the perfect place to stop over on my way to Auckland. Keep your eyes open for more updates soon!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Lytham St Annes March 4th 2013

Our motorhome wheels are rolling again, it was lovely to get into our warm, cosy van and start on the UK speed tour! Woolly says – it was great to get in and find my friends, Spot and Hodge waiting for me, I had so much to tell them but they fell asleep! Our home on wheels (still nameless!), is an Autotrail Cheyenne, 6 berth (we know this is big for two adults and a mammoth but we wanted to extra space so that we can relax in comfort. It has a separate bathroom and a full cooker (very useful if we ever get round to using it all), there is also a large rear garage for our bikes, stores and the other three million things I need to carry round with me, it’s also quite ... read more
A distant relation!
So quiet
Turing into a Twitcher

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Skelmersdale February 12th 2013

With the whole of South East Asia to choose from, we’re spoilt with places we could explore. But we have managed to narrow it down to these amazing countries. Here is goes; Land in Bangkok then off to Cambodia Vietnam Laos Northern Thailand Southern Thailand Western Malaysia Eastern Malaysia Philippines Indonesia And finally we’re off to see the future ‘in laws’ in New Zealand, which I’ve heard is a fairly good country ? Anyway thats the plan….. For a more visual way of seeing where we are going please look at the map page. Follow us on our website and Facebook page :) Website Blog Facebook Page/ur... read more

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