Outdoors

America the Beautiful. Visiting National Parks in the US.

If you’re heading to the United States on any kind of road trip or holiday, the chances are you will want to visit a National Park or two. Dedicated as protected lands (and long may that continue), National Parks, Monuments, Forests and Recreation Areas are run by the National Park Service to ensure that the

The General Sherman and a Black Bear. #Zartusacan 11

I can’t stress enough how much we ached after our hike down from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Honestly the most strenuous hike I’ve ever done, my ankles, knees, calf muscles and thighs were SO stiff the next morning. I’m very pleased we booked into that cabin and I didn’t have to try and

A Couple More Days of Sea Views. #Zartusacan 09

Once we reached San Francisco our route suddenly became a whole lot more difficult. Rather than “let’s ride down the coast to San Francisco”, we now had a whole map of places we fancied visiting but no simple or set route to get between each one. We spent some time sat in the Cheesecake Factory

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

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

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

Currently Loving: April 2016

Wow this year is going FAST! It could do with slowing down a little to be honest; I hope the next three months don’t go as quickly as the last three. But anyway, it might be a week late but welcome to my latest Currently Loving post, an opportunity for me to present ten of

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 15 #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 15 Theme: Bloom Maybe you’ve seen

Riding to the Sea. For the Journey.

It’s a few weeks ago now that we had an entire day spare just to head somewhere on the motorbikes just to enjoy the ride. For me it was also an opportunity to try out two new things – the fab new topbox I got from LincsGeek for Christmas and a great new travel shirt

Wild Sea, New Forest Pony Hunt, Kitchen Drawer | Weekly Vlog 20

Evening all. How has your week been? I hope you had a good Easter. Bit of a bonus week on Splodz Blogz TV this week – weekly vlog 19 is a nine day vlog. This week you get a road trip to a rather special wedding, a walk along the sea in the wind, exploring the New Forest