Riding over the Golden Gate Bridge. Again. #Zartusacan 07

One of the “must dos” on our list for this trip was to spend a little bit of time in San Francisco. We had 36 hours in the city when we were on our Eagle Rider tour a couple of years ago and felt like we had so much more to see and do, so

An Empty Honey Jar in the Bear Safe. #Zartusacan 06

I think it’s fair to say that we put off the camping thing for the first week of our Zartusacan. It’s not that we didn’t want to or didn’t intend to camp instead of paying for motels and hotels every night, but rather that we haven’t done it for years and were somewhat dreading the amount

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 21 #SplodzWPC

It’s Thursday morning so it must be time for a new weekly photo challenge theme…   I am really enjoying how you are interpreting the themes each time. Don’t forget to have a look and see what other people are sharing > Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook  Week 21 Theme: Citrus Oranges and lemons…

Gravel, Railroads and the Spouting Horn. #Zartusacan 05

I’m not intending to write a blog post for every single day of this trip, but this particular one – Saturday 7 May – was particularly eventful (for all the right reasons, don’t worry) so I decided it was worth it. It all started pretty bog standard, really. We headed south on the I5, a

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. #Zartusacan 04

The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is in McMinnville, Oregon. It’s most famous resident is the Spruce Goose, but there are also lots of other interesting exhibits including a Blackbird and actual Titan Missile. Inside the aviation hangar at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. That Spruce Goose!! We spent the day there during our

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 20 #SplodzWPC

It’s Thursday morning so it must be time for a new weekly photo challenge theme…   I am really enjoying how you are interpreting the themes each time. Don’t forget to have a look and see what other people are sharing > Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook  Week 20 Theme: Wheels One, two, four,

Washington State and into Oregon. #Zartusacan 03

Our “plan”, if you can call it that, was always to use highway 101 as our route down the west coast of the USA. It pretty much hugs the coastline through Washington State, Oregon and California, providing Pacific coast views and plenty of amazing scenery. We rode a bit of it a couple of years

A Day Ride to Cape Flattery. #Zartusacan 02

We booked two nights in Port Angeles with the intention of using the day in the middle to explore Olympic National Park, an area of mountains, lakes and forest in the north west of the USA that we had heard only good things about. We could see the snow-capped mountains of hurricane ridge from our

The Adventure Begins. #Zartusacan 01

Good evening from the Royal Victoria Motel in Port Angeles, our basic but clean and comfortable bed for the night. We are now a few days into our trip and have begun to settle in to the swing of things – the jet lag is subsiding, we’ve got through a couple of tanks of fuel,

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 19 #SplodzWPC

It’s Thursday morning so it must be time for a new weekly photo challenge theme…   I am really enjoying how you are interpreting the themes each time. Don’t forget to have a look and see what other people are sharing > Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook  Week 19 Theme: In My Bag   

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 18 #SplodzWPC

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Getting Three Months off Work and other #Zartusacan Questions

With just a couple of working days to go until we finish work for eleven whole weeks (SO close!), I thought I should write a little post on here to address some of the most common #Zartusacan questions that we’ve been asked recently. Riding in Scotland. Well, stopping.  How did you manage to get three