Mea Culpa

Please forgive me for the lack of postings. For the last 2 weeks I have been doing nothing but eating, riding, more eating, more riding, even more eating, even more riding, eating again and then sleeping. It’s been exhausting. So, the highlights and lessons I have learned during my trip through Spain and Portugal are: …

Fuerteventura and Lanzarote

We had a return day in Gran Canaria after leaving Tenerife in order to catch the ferry to Fuerteventura (Second largest of the Canary Islands). It was day of riding in mixed weather: 50% clear and sunny, 50% overcast and light rain. During the period of sunshine, we (re)rode the mountain pass of Pico de …

Airport

When traveling by aircraft, I always like to allow myself plenty of time before the flight. One thing I hate having to do is the OJ Simpson run though the airport and security checkpoint. They would just tackle you and haul you off to airport prison, thus causing you to miss your flight, anyway. Arriving …

Airport

Originally posted on The Canuck Chef:
When traveling by aircraft, I always like to allow myself plenty of time before the flight. One thing I hate having to do is the OJ Simpson run though the airport and security checkpoint. They would just tackle you and haul you off to airport prison, thus causing you…

Oh the weather outside is frightful

But then, I am in London for the holidays. About 20 years ago, my parents started a tradition of having the family gather in London for a week for the holidays. It was a way for them to have their adult children and their significant others around for more than just a holiday meal and …

This is why I came to Europe

My friend Suzan describes days like the past two as “Chamber of Commerce days”. Those days where photographers take full advantage of the stunning weather to photograph locales at there best. Couple the Chamber of Commerce days with magical roads and you have shear perfection. This is why I came to Europe: to ride a …

The missing photos

Apparently I am only allowed 3 photos per blog or perhaps it’s a size issue. At any rate, the site keeps cutting off several of the photos I try to upload. It’s quite frustrating. Here are some of the missing photos

Baa, moo, baa

I did it. There was a lot of trepidation and wringing of hands, but I did it. I had a side of haggis with my full Scottish breakfast this morning. Surprisingly enough, I didn’t vomit. The taste wasn’t horrible although I’m not a fan of the taste of mace or nutmeg. The texture, however, was …