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Santiago Part 3 Logrono to Burgos

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The plan for today is to see how it goes or Daniel. He is doing much better today and so we decided to keep going instead of waiting and “resting” here.We can stop in the medieval town of Navarrete in 12.5 km or try and make it another 17.4 km to Najera.… Read the rest

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Santiago Part 2 Roncesvalles to Logrono

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The plan for our day 3 was a 27.4 km walk to Larrasoana. We are feeling pretty good after 2 easy days and think we are up to the challenge. We are a bit sad to leave our friend Kathy (like she said we will always be her first Camino friends) behind since she will be walking at a slower pace (she arrived to Santiago 3 weeks after us).… Read the rest

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“Why are we all walking to Santiago?” Part 1

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We left from Madrid, Spain for the 60 minute flight north to the sea side town of Biarritz France. Here we were picked up by the shuttle van we had arranged for the transfer 55 km to the village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France.… Read the rest

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To the coast of Spain at Alicante and north to Carcassone, France.

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We had a 468 KM drive to the south west coast of Spain to our friends town Los Areneles del Sol, that is just south of the port city of Alicante. We pressed for 5 hours on the highway and made it in good time.… Read the rest

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Back on the road 2016.

Leaving Vancouver on a beautiful Spring night!

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HEY SCHENGEN ZONE…..WERE BACK!!

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Palais Royal on the Plaza Oriente Madrid

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The much less glamorous side of adventure motorcycle riding.

We arrived in Madrid in the evening after a long night flight from Vancouver via Heathrow.… Read the rest

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Madrid again?! The last post of 2015!!!

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Heading south again it was 2 degrees leaving the Bordeaux region. We backtracked to Roquefort and then veered west to Pau. From here we left the vineyard and headed into the hills again. There is a 7 km long tunnel that starts in France and ends in Spain.… Read the rest

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Barcelona…a side trip on the road trip

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From Narbonne we set out south and stayed off the toll roads. We only had 300 km to go and most of the road was secondary highway.

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Arriving at the Spanish border we found the usual outlet malls and cross border shoppers, but here there were numbers of gaudily dressed prostitutes standing at the rest stops and round abouts waiting for the truckers I would guess.… Read the rest

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Madrid and up the coast of France

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Here we parted from the Swede for a few days, as we needed to get back to Madrid today. This meant a 650 KM highway ride back to Spain.

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We arrived to Modesto’s apartment where he had stored our new chains and sprockets and our NEW PANNIERS!… Read the rest

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Seville and to Portugal

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Today’s plan was to get to Tavira Portugal in 372 KM.

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We drove thru Ronda again and then made for Sentenil where the village is built in a narrow valley and the old cave dwellings have been used to build the houses and shops.… Read the rest

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Marbella part 2

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Getting up early we drove back 80 KM to Marbella to meet up with Antonia and Natalia.

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They had just bought a 1200 Gs yesterday and were keen to go for a ride. We headed up in the hills again to Grazalema this is where we were supposed to end up the last time we were up here and after Rhonda, but I made a wrong turn.… Read the rest

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