A Pause in Proceedings

Today we stayed put in our little camp under the pine trees and had a bit of a rest day, so we could do some general housekeeping, rest the legs, have a snooze and not be rushing to get up and going. The first activity was to get some laundry done, so off we went... Continue Reading →

Some More Wrong Turns

The day dawned mild and clear without a breath of wind at the delightful Sublime. We packed up, had our campers’ breakfast of oatmeal and muesli bars in our room and then set off to settle the weighty bill. The manager, the lovely Goncalo was sitting eating his breakfast near reception. “Are you having breakfast?”... Continue Reading →

A Sublime End to the Day

After a comfy night's sleep in Setubal, we headed upstairs in the hotel to our all-inclusive breakfast and ate our fill of fruit, muesli, tea and for Steve, hot chocolate and croissants. We headed out for a short roam around the city, up and down some of those familiar looking and gorgeous little back alleys... Continue Reading →

Up, Up, Up

Sunday, February 22 Today was a day of climbing. One hill after another after another, on and on they went, up, up, up we went. We packed up our tent at our little patch of grass at the campsite at Lagoa de Albufeira after a chilly but relatively comfortable night. The sleeping mats stayed inflated,... Continue Reading →

A Little Bit Lost

Saturday Feb. 21 I nearly didn’t have time to write this blog, I’ve been fielding calls from Vogue wanting us to be on their next cover because we’ve made such a fashion statement today! Steve in his shorts and thermal leggings, waterproof socks and sandals and parka. Me in my baggy skirt over leggings to... Continue Reading →

A Delightful Detour

Today was a roaming day and we decided to detour slightly. We left the bikes in the cabin in the woods and took the train north to Sintra. First we had to find the train station, which we’d decided to walk to, following…oh dear…the GPS! Well, let’s just say the route it gave us was... Continue Reading →

Hills. Hard. Huffing.

Those three words pretty much sum up today. It was not a good day. It was not fun. I was not happy. I did not smile. This is how it went… We packed up from our lovely apartment in Lisbon to head off to our next form of accommodation, which was to be a camp... Continue Reading →

A Day in Lisbon

Today was a day off the bikes and we wandered Lisbon happily exploring. This is a beautiful city, gorgeous buildings, a short walk to the water, friendly people, it’s just lovely. We strolled to the bike shop this morning to pick up some heavy duty locks and then wandered along the waterfront. The bridge we... Continue Reading →

The First Ride

As you’d know, the traffic situation around airports is pretty hectic! So it was, that two first-time bike travellers from Tasmania set off into the three lanes of traffic with a vague idea of where we were heading, but a very firm idea to just get off the busy road as quickly as possible. Steve... Continue Reading →

Up, Up and Away

D Day - Departure day! Last minute checks of bits and pieces, a morning spent with parents just taking it easy and spending time at home for the last time for a while. Then many goodbyes to little Rosie dog and off to the grand Devonport Airport we went. The moment of truth…check-in…the scales…would we... Continue Reading →

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