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Morocco

Back in 2007 I made my first proper bike trip out of the UK and to somewhere a little more exciting than France – Morocco. On that trip I learnt that it’s easy to over-prepare, it’s easy to over-load and travelling on your own can be kind of lonely.

During the trip I did manage to take a few photos and write a few blog posts – I hope you enjoy reading about my trip.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

There’s no going back now…

The ferry is booked… so this is it… I’m off to Morocco! (wish me luck… I think I need it)

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Monday, July 30, 2007

The planning? Well it’s coming

You see there’s just so much to do… there’s the ferry (well that’s taken care of now) but then there’s the equipment, and that’s where I fall down. I can’t pass a camping shop without popping in just to see what gadget I absolutely have to have in order to make the trip – this … Continue reading »

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

New blog in full flow….

Morocco is now in full swing – as you know the ferry tickets are booked and now the blog is live and thrashing around on the net – worth a visit if you want to keep up with the trip and find out how things are going…. head over there now and subscribe via the … Continue reading »

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Route

Well I’ve now got an interactive map thingy – which you can find over on the Route page. It shows the planned route so far, and then when I actually go it will update with news and photos from each of those locations and perhaps a few more… the theory being yellow dots are planned … Continue reading »

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Monday, September 3, 2007

Out of the staring blocks…

…. but let’s hope that the trip goes better than today.   Anything that could go wrong today has… first of all when I changed my brake pads on Saturday the dealer had sold me the wrong part. Today saw me leave six hours early so I could call into a dealer on route and buy … Continue reading »

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Feeling down

Writing this in the tent. It’s very lonely here. I’m wondering how much of a good idea this was. I will write more tomorrow when things will be better I’m sure.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Day 1 Proper

It did start well, the ferry was on time, in fact I think we docked 15 minutes early – meaning I hit the french highways at about 11:45am (local time). ‘Yes yes yes!’ I was shouting into my helmet as I devoured French village after French village and by 2pm my tummy was shouting ‘where’s this … Continue reading »

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Sleeping on Acorns and Espania!

I’m sat now in the wonderful country of Spain – hurahh! It was hard to notice that I’d even crossed the border and cheered at least three times thinking I’d crossed into my second country before realizing that it was just a police post. Last night wasn’t too bad but it doesn’t rate very high … Continue reading »

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Blogs on the quiet

Well would you believe it – Orange are a bunch of money grabbing buggers. No really, they are. They were nice enough to text me and WARN me that using Data abroad was much more expensive than at home, and then to text me again to tell me I´d used at least 5mb of data … Continue reading »

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Pyrenees and beyond

Well, who’d have guess it? As I left the small town half way up the Pyranees on the French side and headed up to a giddy height before blasting down into Spain, a euphoria grabbed me. The countryside around me was amazing… I’m not using that world lightly. It blew me away. The mountains around … Continue reading »

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