wandering around europe – part 6

After staying in Bad Wiessee in Germany I decided to head for Lake Konstanz and booked a place in the small German village of Bematingen. It was another decent day, pleasant roads and easy and relaxed riding in good weather. By this time I definitely had started to get that feeling that I was at […]

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wandering around europe – part 5

I had decided that I would head back into Slovenia and stay at a place called Lokve a short distance from Nova Gorica. The roads from Udbina, (which I wrote about in Part 4) were decent and initially took me past a fairly large military installation that looked to still be in use and then […]

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ice cream is always a winner

Earlier this week we took Daniel, Emma & Harry to the Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm near Holmes Chapel – I think the pictures tell their own story. We had planned to take the children for a picnic, but unfortunately the weather was against us – but with a contingency plan in hand we had […]

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wandering around europe – part 4

In my previous trip post I wrote about riding along the Dalmation Coast, past Dubrovnik and onto the pretty seaside town of Cavtat. I stayed in Cavtat for one night before heading back up the coast and then into the mountains – my destination was the small town of Ubdina in the Lika region of […]

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bit of sunshine in north wales …

Yesterday my wife and I went out on the Vulcan S. The weather was good, roads were good and we had all day. We ended up doing around 270 miles, heading out towards Ruthin, then Bala and then Barmouth before heading home. With sandwiches and a flask of coffee sorted in advance and the sun […]

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wandering around europe – part 3

After my overnight stay down near Novo mesto in Slovenia I decided to head into Croatia. By this stage of the trip the weather had certainly warmed up with some fabulous vistas set off by wonderful blue sky. During the first part of the day I was by and large on empty and quiet roads […]

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wandering around europe – part 2

In Part One of the notes from my most recent trip/wanderings around Europe I said that I had headed off across Germany and then spent a couple of days traveling in Poland. My second stay in Poland had been at the very decent Hotel Sahara not to far from Bielsko-Biała .  I decided that from […]

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wandering around europe – part 1

I’ve been back just over a week now from my most recent ride on my Z1000 SX, where I set off without much of  a plan. I had got dates in the diary a while back when I booked the P&O ferry from Hull to Rotterdam and a return (DFDS) ferry from Dunkirk to Dover […]

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back from wandering around europe

I’ve been back a few days now from my most recent trip – a decent ride on my own in Europe. My travels took me from Holland, across Germany, down through Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Belgium … and then of course home. I’m […]

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luggage on the Vulcan S (650)

I suppose it’s stating the obvious to say that touring or any sort of long distance travel on a motorbike will involve  a number of compromises.  I know from experience that something has to give. Ive done long distance European touring on all sorts of bikes, that have included: GSX-R 600’s; 750’s, 1000’s as well […]

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