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Hi, it's all about the adventure... ((*_*))

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Aug 28, 2011 06:00 PM Today, I'm not doing anything...

Today, I'm not doing anything... I'm just gonna lay in my bed. Don't feel like picking up the phone so leave a message after the tone, I swear today I'm not doing anything... Nothing at all...

After getting home around 2am this morning, I really just wanted to stay in my bed. But alas I had to go to the office as I have a few meetings.

But what a great weekend. I would recommend this to any fit person, either over two or three days. I meet a girl who said that she done it in 24hrs. Now that seems like madness. It really amazing how friendly people can be, when you share a common goal.

There was a team of 5 who cycled up the north coast and then a group of aussies who where going to complete some 200 odd miles visiting war memorials through Normandie and more. Then I met a lady who said that she cycled the Camino de Santiago and said that this is the new thing to do instead of walking it. I swear this is now food for thought....



Aug 27, 2011 06:00 PM Where's my medal

Where's my medal I had a really late morning; in fact I didn't even see the morning. I was a little exhausted. I was meant to celebrate my arival into Paris with a bottle of Champagne but it turned out to by champagne truffles - well there is always tomorrow.

I headed to a restaurant to get some lunch and then done some sightseeing, not that this was necessary and I've been here so many times before. The last time I was in Paris it was in 2008 with Frenchfrog.

Some of the things I've learnt along the way.
Don't under/over pack -it is essential to have the right amount of clothes etc, especially planing for all types of weather.
Always have weather proof maps - it is amazing how quickly a map can become saturated.
Plan cycle timing - ensure you allocate enought time to take pictures, eat lunch and chill while cycles.
Ensure I have bright lights for country roads.
Take a phrase book - as the further outside major towns the less English is spoken.
And the key learning is to wear a yellow jersey when entering the city - you just might get a cheer.



Aug 26, 2011 06:00 PM Paris here I come...

Paris here I come... I stayed in a lovely B&B at the side of the road on D321, in a perfect little village just over 70 miles from Le Havre.

I had a lovely little continental breakfast and headed back on the road by 10am. I wanted it to be earlier, but to be fair I was surprised how tired I was, and the muscles were aching.

The morning started off so great with brilliant sunshine but after about 10 minutes of cycling the rains came again; although not as hard as yesterday - with the storm, thunder, lightning and hail; it was light but intermittent. So one minute I had my waterproofs on then I had to take it off. This continued all day.

I suppose the road starts to merge as the aim is to just keep those peddles turning but I remember four distinct experiences.

1. climbing a steep hill for 1.6 miles; great that I had good gears, but my, it hurt all over.
2. desending a short pathway which was even steeper, that I had to have my break pressed all the way down; without the benefit of going down fast as it was on a T junction with oncoming traffic in both directions.
3. Cycling down a motorway (which I'm not meant to do), realising this and then cycling but up on the wrong side. Now that was scary.
4. The greatest experience was decending into Paris and then finally seeing the Eiffel Tower - knowing that I had acheived by goad. Vie La France!



Aug 25, 2011 06:00 PM Are you having a laugh

Are you having a laugh I arrived abound 8am, and rolled of the ferry feeling so confident, wide eyes and raring to go. But as soon as I got of the ferry the heavens opened and it just continued raining all day.

Everyone's comments were right - it truly is a bugger getting out of Le Havre. I ended up taking the industrial route, which I just admit I had to double and triple check as I just didn't want to cycle along a road that had so many juggernauts passing me; the drag and spray was awful - when that section was over it was so very welcomed. I then moved into the next phase and it go so much better.

I ended up on a D road (D roads are equivalent to the B road in the UK) and the amount of traffic reduced significantly, it also stopped raining for a little while which was nice.

I didn't pass too many village but I came to one on the banks of La Seine and had lunch. Also stopped in a bakery to get some cakes for the journey. It really is amazing how much you can eat when cycling those distances.

I think I was cycling too slowly, kind of taking time to take pictures which mean that whilst I was meant to cycle 70 miles in a day, the evening was approaching and I was still twenty miles out.

I think things got from bad to worse when the night came, and I was on a cold, dark country road, with fields on both sides unable to see two feet in front of me. I had to ask what next Lord!



Aug 24, 2011 06:00 PM Cycling London to Paris

Cycling London to Paris After trying and failing, the aim this bank holiday weekend is to cycle from Le Havre to Paris. It is quite a daunting journey as it should take about two days. The the wonderful farm country of France.

The first time when I attempted this feat I didn't do any real prepartation, just expected to see the route to Paris and just cycle it.

But this time I had to take all things into consideration, like getting a map, planning a route, booking a b&b along the way, hotel accommodation, train tickets, ferry tickets, what clothes to wear and take, what food to eat along the way, etc.

I chose this weekend as it was a bank holiday in the UK so I would only have to take one day annual leave. Why Le Havre, well it just wasn't going to beat me.

But the route isn't meant to be one of the most scenic routes and it is said that it is a bugger to get out of the city.

My journey started after work, with a short cycle to Waterloo station. It was amazing as the station was heaving with people. This was definitely not what I expected, so much so that I had to stand on the train most of the way. But I had to leave after 6.30pm to ensure that my bike was allowed on.

From Portsmouth the over night ferry takes about 8 hours, which is quite long but, really, you don't need to turn up in the city before 8pm and have nothing to do. But it also booking early is essential, as the cabin sell out quite quickly.

But it really is a exciting prospect!



Aug 11, 2011 06:00 PM Anniversaries

Anniversaries I just realised that today is the seventh year anniversary of my affiliation with Globosapiens. It is hard to believe that I have been contributing for so many years and the amount of journeys that I have taken in that time.

I found this site in 2004 after I had completed my 2nd major holiday to South America and haven't really looked back since.

This is a bit of a dry travelling year for me, so far I have only been to the caribbean a couple off times, but here's hoping that next year will bring many more new adventures.



Jul 06, 2011 06:00 PM Corporate challenge

Corporate challenge Absolutely nothing to do with travel, but I recently completed a 5k run and was exhilarated by the experience. I’ve never been a runner but it felt good training and then finally achieving my goal.



Dec 31, 2010 09:00 PM Happy New Year

Happy New Year What a wonderful beginning! - 1/1/11.

Happy new year to you and yours; let's hope 2011 is full of wonderful vacation opporutnities. I have no plans for the year, but as always I up for anything.



Sep 26, 2010 06:00 PM Back to the Uk

Back to the Uk OMG what a wonderful few day. Cyprus is really brilliant; the weather is perfect, the restaurants are fab, and the people are great. I could definitely go back one of these days; if only just to explore Paphos.



Sep 25, 2010 06:00 PM Another day at the beach

Another day at the beach Larnaca's beach is also very popular; but less so than Aya Napa. I went early morning when this were still clear and it was lovely. The water felt perfect.

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