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Down to Dordogne

It’s funny how (some years) every year it seems to take the jolt of thinking about and getting to planning the current years holiday to …

En France; Week 3

With the lavender fields, rolling hills of Provence and daily (hourly) thunderstorms now in the rear view mirror, we were off to …

En France; Week 2

Leaving Carcassonne, today’s journey was about 350 km. In the name of it not taking all day (and because we had to …

En France; Week 1

All the convenience of getting to France, without the pain in the arse of the 3 hour motorway trip from Dublin. That …

Cornwall

After the huge trip to Italy and back (with a lot of detouring in between) last year, holidays this year were going …

The Trek back to Ireland

That would unfortunately make this part three of a European motorcycling trilogy. We were back on the road, heading west toward our …

Around Lake Garda

“Europe 2012; Part 2” I suppose. Having dropped the bike at the hotel and received the ‘standard Italian warm welcome’, we retreated …

From here to Italy

Or “Europe 2012; Part 1” if you prefer. Going over and trying to process the many gigabytes of video shot with my …

Day 9; Away from everything

One last night in France. No cities, no tours, no nothing. The final night to be spent away from everything in the …

Day 7; Reims

Leading with a photo this time, this was taken on the way to Reims when I pulled over to get out of …

Day 6; Riquewihr

I suppose technically that’s not true, given that we arrived in Riquewihr on the afternoon of day 5. For the sake of …

Day 5; Route Des Cretes

After getting out of the road works mess that was Dijon (twice – long story), I decided to give the scenic route …

Maison Laudiere

Before I move on, I need to write a little note on our first two nights stay. I found Maison Laudiere (as …

Day 2; More Normandy!

We must have been another hour and a half on the road from Mont Saint Michel before we reached ‘home’; Maison Laudiere, …

Day 1; Normandy

Day 0 began at about 5:30pm on the Friday with loading up the bike for the approx 256km trip to Cork. By …