Swapping 2 wheels for 2 oars

It’s been an inspirational weekend in Bristol following a last-minute booking to go to the Women’s Adventure Expo. This Expo was a bonus event to the main event held annually in October, and the line up was packed full of INCREDIBLE women who’ve adventured on, or in water. Held at the iconic MShed venue, the…

The Beast

In a concerted effort to re-motivate myself after the recent round-Wales adventure I (stupidly) suggested that riding 100 miles a week would be a good way to get going again. It might sound like a lot but some cyclists (err not me) do that in a day. Doing it over 7 days means that cycling…

When all else fails…

“I’m going for a ride” I announced rather glumly before I left the house this afternoon…. It’s been one week since we arrived home from our round-Wales adventure and we’ve tried to keep the spirit of the trip alive by keeping active and on the move. The day after we got back and did a…

Destination Wrexham

Day 9 (Thursday) and we woke up to the flat calm sea on the North Wales Coast at Llanddulas. The weather was looking good but our morning routine was sluggish. Neither of us really wanted the day to start, as we knew it would mean the end of our adventure by the afternoon. It was…

The place with the very long name

Day 8 (Wednesday) and this time last week we were hauling trailers out of Pontypridd towards Merthyr, full of excitement and trepidation for what lay ahead. If we knew what was actually ahead of us, I wonder what we would have thought, and if we might have just turned back and booked two weeks in…

Breathtaking Gwynedd

Gwynedd, the home to Snowdonia National Park and some spectacular mountainous landscapes that look awesome in any weather. As a neighbour of Powys, we quickly met up with Gwynedd as we rolled out of Machynlleth this morning, following a good night’s sleep at a farm campsite. Today is day 7 on our Welsh adventure. I…

Sunshine on a rainy day

The other day I noticed by the power of Facebook that it was the first day of spring, while rain was hammering down on the roof of the campervan. How ironic. In the last couple of days we’ve kept one eye on the weather hoping to avoid being totally drenched and miserable which led to…

Weekend Warriors

SATURDAY Day four of this epic adventure and we didn’t get blown away in the night, despite huge wind and torrential rain. This day was always going to be a short mileage day as the Six Nations Rugby was on the agenda. Amy kicked off the first leg from Loughor to Kidwelly and was treated…

The pros and cons of headwind

Day three of what is turning out to be an adventure with multiple twists and turns started off with a beautiful sunrise over camp. It was so nice to have the relative luxury of the campervan to rest our bones in, and yet again, Dizzy the Border Collie had the best sleep of all of…

Where there’s a will there’s a way!

It’s Thursday 16th March and more adventures lay ahead …we woke up at about 630am with the birds chippering away, after the owls had hooted their way through the night. We both had a rubbish sleep but the night sky in this part of Monmouthshire was stunning – millions of stars in the sky. We…

Start of a Wales adventure

It’s Wednesday 14th March and we hit the road at a lazy 10am or there abouts, once we’d got our final bits and bobs together. Here goes another doorstep adventure with the ambition of cycling through all 22 Local Authorities of Wales. The cycling gods were kind to us as the weather was the best…

New Year, New Challenge!

2017 started at midnight of December 31st on the summit of Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, singing Auld Lang Syne in the wind and rain with 50+ other hikers who had also made the journey up.┬áStart the New Year as we mean to go on was our motto.┬áThe adventure wasn’t without it’s challenges,…