The Beautiful Baobab

“Knowledge is like a Baobab tree, one person’s arms cannot encompass it.” – African proverb On the ride from St. Louis towards The Gambia, we have passed many impressive baobab…

A Whole Lotta Sand

Day 1 – Slow start Not even half a day in reality. By the time we’d had breakfast, packed our panniers, checked emails and then carried the bikes down the…

The Coastal Road

Climbing the argan tree The landscape from Essaouira to Agadir was dominated by the Argan tree, which is indigenous to this region and similar to the olive tree. I passed…

Beside the seaside

Having survived the desert, I was dropped off in Rissani – a small, friendly town with little to distinguish it except that it lies practically on top of the site…

Andalusian Delight

Cordoba and Seville provided my first real taster of Andalusia. Moorish architecture and style with partial christian transformations hinted at the complex history of the region. Andalusia is also the…

The Sum of all Troubles

One dedicated reader commented recently that I’ve not mentioned many troubles encountered. The simple reason for this is that, so far, I’ve not encountered many problems. Well, nothing that has…

A Tale of Two Cities

…and the road in-between Cordoba The highlight of Cordoba has to be the Mezquita – a mosque built shortly after the Moors arrived in Spain in 711 when Abd al-Rahman…

First week in France

1 day getting there, 5 days cycling, 1 day doing very little… I can’t quite believe it is nearly a week ago since I waved goodbye to the shores of…

Equipment List

Here’s a list of what I am going to take with me. Details where known are provided and I will update the list as I buy things. (Items marked with…

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