Travel

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

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

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,

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

My Road Trip Wash Kit

I was going to make this a part of my “travelling light” series, but realised that while I have been quite limited with the stuff I’ve packed for this trip, I’m not really travelling light when it comes to my wash kit. So instead this will just be a #Zartusacan preparation post, which you seem

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

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

Exploring Bridgnorth. And Litterbugs.

Doing your bit to look after our planet is as simple as picking up your litter. Or should I say not chucking it on the floor in the first place. But more of that in a moment…  I love a good explore around a town that I’ve never been to before. Or rather in the