Wind Upon Wind Upon Wind!

I fear this blog is fast becoming little more than a weather report! Will this wind never let up? It is ferocious, relentless and seemingly never ending. The riding would be absolutely perfect if this unwanted intrusion in the form of howling gales would just go away. As we left our nice B&B in Le... Continue Reading →

A Very Nice Ride Except For…

All I could hear when I woke up this morning in Narbonne, was the howling wind. It was rattling parts of the hotel, banging and knocking things over outside and roaring through the trees. It was already blowing at 55km/h. I have to say, I woke with a teeny tiny sense of trepidation, dread and... Continue Reading →

Pretty Much to Plan!

It seemed the travel gremlins decided to ignore us for a change today and our plans pretty much went to plan. We packed up early in Perpignan and cycled to the train station to take the short trip up to Narbonne. The wind had not let up and even the short ride to the station wasn’t an... Continue Reading →

A Pause in Perpignan

Today was a really nice day. A relaxing, roaming day. With continuing high winds, we decided to spend the day in Perpignan and have a look around. We have immediately noticed the change in “vibe”, pace and general atmosphere here in France, compared to Spain. Things so far, feel a little quieter, a little less... Continue Reading →

Battered and Bruised

Why can’t we get a break? Why can’t the plans that we plan just go to plan? Why do the travel gremlins have to continually conspire against us? Today should have been an easy day and it turned out to be one of the worst. We’d planned to take the 11:15  train from Barcelona to... Continue Reading →

Mmmmmm Gelaaaaaati!

Today was a roaming day in Barcelona, although we didn’t do a whole lot of it, because we spent half the day doing our organising and bits and pieces ready for the next leg of our trip. I was up at 5:30, incapable of a sleep-in, even when I had a proper bed that would... Continue Reading →

Blowing into Barcelona

Well, I thought for a minute there I might be doing this blog while clinging to a piece of roof, somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea! I was very surprised our little cabin was still standing this morning because the weather was WILD all night. It genuinely felt like we were experiencing a cyclone, because the... Continue Reading →

Singin’ In the Rain

  Well, I had to miss yesterday’s blog because the motel wifi wasn’t working and the wifi is mega slow and keeps dropping out at our accommodation today. In fact, I’m sitting outside in the car to try and get a better signal in order to be able to post this. We've had a doozy... Continue Reading →

The Car Makes Wrong Turns Too!

I trotted out this morning for an early morning run and headed down the quiet road, with the sun coming up across the mountains, the thick clouds nestling between the peaks and the early morning haze settling in the valleys. I did a gentle 8km and would you believe it…I ran up a hill…and down... Continue Reading →

An Extra Two Wheels

The longest ride we did today was down the street to the car hire place to pick up our people mover van and begin our travels north via four wheels. The firm didn’t have the van we’d booked, so they upgraded us to something a bit bigger (which turned out to be helpful), so we... Continue Reading →

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