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Going Dutch

After our raucous evening and lively breakfast in Wassenaar it was back on the road relatively early  …this is our new vocation after all!  Headed off in blue skies and brilliant sunshine with Bairbre guiding us on the North Sea Coastal route. First stop was the North Atlantic Wall, built by the Germans in 1941 […]

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Life in the Netherlands

Spent a lovely evening with Sue and Phil in the Pier Hotel in Old Harwich, good company and good food.  I think we covered just about every topic in the ‘life, the universe and everything’ compendium! A special thanks for our custom-made waterproof bags for our gadget cables – specially designed and crafted by Sue […]

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Last Day in Blighty

Essex you have redeemed yourself! We set off from Holiday Inn Express outside Colchester in sunshine and took quiet-ish roads the whole way to Harwich. This is what we had hoped for from day 1 – almost perfect cycling weather. (Thank you, Peter Vincent, for your tip on staying off the A120!) A few hills but […]

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The Only Way is Essex!

Fuelled up with hot cross buns and fruit salad for breakfast (thanks Lindsey – who has been pretty amazing considering we only met her for the first time last night!), we packed up the bikes to head for Colchester. Packing the bikes and cycling seemed easier this morning…until we hit the hill at Danbury – […]

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Day 1 – North London to Chelmsford

Didn’t sleep too well to be perfectly honest! Martina stayed up later and slept okay, but neither of us had a full night’s sleep – we put it down to the nerves/excitement! Over the weekend we got rid of the very last of our stuff either at the charity shop or in Dina and Trent’s […]

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And we’re off!

Visas sorted and passports returned, so after a MASSIVE breakfast of bacon butties, eggs, hash browns, laughter and a few tears we are finally ready to go.  A huge thanks for Dina and Trent for putting up with us for the past 2 weeks when we were officially homeless, to Katie and Jo for forming […]

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