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EUROPE 2008

 

Motorcycle: Ducati ST3

Where: Remshart, Germany to Sagres, Portugal and then to Orkney, Scotland and back to Remshart

When, how long and how far: June to August 2008, approx. six weeks with a three week break in the middle and 9,200km total distance.

Comments: Made a big decision and brought a new ST3 from Stuttgart at a bargain price in the name of my old German mate Georg, who also registered and insured it in his name. Had initial electrical trouble, which led to partial replacement of some components under warranty in Annecy, France, which took a few days. This has been the only maintenance issue with the ST3 since, apart from replacing tires, the chain, the battery, and the steering shaft bearings. Stayed with or met various Ducati owner’s club members in Spain and Portugal following emails sent earlier. Had three weeks break leaving ST3 with a friend in London to do a TTMS job in Mozambique. Continued on, and met up with my wife in Tuscany near the end of trip. Left ST3 in Georg’s garage, and deregistered / insured it as per all following years. Accommodation ranged from camping, friend’s homes, B & B, hostels, and cheap hotels, as in all future trips.

 

Route map: Remshart / Annecy / Bilboa / Sagres / Lisbon / Paris / Amsterdam / London / Scarborough / Orkney / Birmingham / London / Alps / Greve in Chianti / Alps / Remshart

 

Start: Remshart, Germany  with new ST3

Cold weather on Alpine pass

Plastic cow in Switzerland

Electrical problem at Annecy, France

Tunnel crossing Pyrenees

Guggenheim museum in Bibao

The symbol of Spain

Plaza major Salamanca

Cuidad Rodrigues, Spain

SW tip of Portugal: lighthouse at Sagres

Tour de France at Aurillac

Bastille day in Orleans

Zeider Zee dyke in Holland

Bicycles in Amsterdam

The esplanade at Scarborough

Camping at Stromness, Orkney

The standing stones, Orkney

Stromness with the ferry

The white cliffs of Dover

WW1 graveyards in the Somme

Leaning tower of Pisa

Tunnel in the Alps