Week 8 – Outer Hebrides to Orkney Islands

Surprise!

For some time now I’ve been working on a leaving plan. Organising, planning, thinking, thinking, thinking. And a little doing. Well I’ve decided enough is enough and it’s about time to skedaddle, so I’ve penciled in this Thursday the 10th as the day I will hit the road. And so it’s quite a busy weekend! I won’t give everything away just yet but suffice to say that if all goes well I will be starting off the ride on the south coast of England with company in a week’s time. Stay tuned for an article to be published soon about my steed, and I’ll throw in a few photos to whet your appetite. Wish me luck- I’ll need it to be on the road in four days!

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An Update Overdue.

I write this in London the night before setting off by coach to southern Spain, and then Morocco. In short, the planned bicycle journey through Scandinavia this year was foiled by a painful achilles tendon. I have decided to take to the ocean instead for the time being and will be crewing aboard a 65ft yacht from northern Morocco toward Trinidad in The Caribbean, hoisting sails later this week if all goes well. So the adventure continues, using the wind to fill the sails rather than my legs to push the pedals as we head southwest for the Canary Islands and Cape Verde. Wherever you are I hope you’re also getting what you want out of life on this, The Planet We Inhabit.