Now, I know I said in my last blog post that I have found my voice again. The trouble is finding the time for that voice to speak. I just seem to be so busy.

If you didn’t already know, I am now well into another adventure. I have swapped the bicycle for a little motorbike: a change is always good. There are pros and cons to any form of travel. It is true with the bicycle and true with the motorbike. Sure, I travel a bit faster on the motorbike, but it gives me more time to explore the places that really interest me more – slower, and in more depth. Ironically, it’s because I want to travel slower, that I am now using a faster mode of transport.

Over the past year, besides working, I have been busy writing another book. Now, finally, it is nearly complete. And I shall soon tell you about it. But because I have been busy writing this book, I have not had the time to write about this current journey.

Rather than rush through it now, I shall simply show the journey through the photos I have taken. It’s said, after all, that a picture is worth a thousand words.

I quit work and finished my last day in the office at 5.00pm on a Thursday back in June. By 10.00pm that evening, I was waiting with Jimmy at the Liverpool port, with my little XT225 motorbike, for the ferry to the Isle of Man. It was the TT race week. That’s where this journey began.

The second ferry I took was from Harwich to the Hook of Holland. Here’s photos from the first part of the ride, through Belgium, France, the Black Forest in Germany, Switzerland and into to the Alps…


We then took two weeks off the bike to go hiking along part of the GR5 and the tour of Mont Blanc circuit…

Once reunited with the bikes, we rode on through Italy, Slovenia and on to Hungary…

Followed by few days rest in Budapest for a lovely end to Part One of the journey through Europe…

At this point, I had a brief interlude to return to the UK for a wedding, before returning for Part Two…

The journey continues. In fact, we are now in Bulgaria, but I am still uploading the most recent photos. More soon!