AUSTRALIA 2006

AUSTRALIA 2008

AUSTRALIA 2012

AUSTRALIA 2015

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MOROCCO 2011

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EUROPE 2017

EUROPE 2017 PART 2

EUROPE 2018

EUROPE 2018

 

Motorcycle: Ducati ST3

Where: Remshart, Germany to Ireland, the Isle of Man, England, France, the Pyrenees, Switzerland, the Alps

When, how long and how far: May / June / July, approx. 8 weeks but with a week at the TT, a two week sojourn in the Dordogne with Dale, and a few days diving at Port le Close. Approximately 10,000km, also ST3 clocked up the 100,000 total kilometres mark in Liechtenstein near the end of the trip!

Comments: Back in Ireland for the first time since 1972, third Isle of Man TT (the first with the ST3), caught up with John Mills, Nick Trench, and Martin Vieyra in England, Nick Leapman (France) and Rupert and Elizabeth Scheuplein (Switzerland) on the way. Lost the right hand pannier off the ST3 in England. Replaced the old camouflage tent early on in the trip. Dropped the ST3 on a steep gravel road in the Alps (no real damage)

 

 

Route Map: Remshart / Luxembourg / Ghent / Calais / Dover / Fishguard / Rosslare / Dungarvan / Skibbereen / Ring of Kerry / Galway / Donegal / Dunluce / Belfast / Isle of Man / Stafford / Petersfield / Christchurch / Portsmouth / Cherbourg / Jarnac / Bergerac / Andorra / Hyeres / Charmay / Remshart.

 

Note: Google maps doesn’t recognise the ferry from Belfast to the IOM, and also only allows a certain number of route modifications, hence the map has some inaccuracies

 

Ready to go in Remshart

the white cliffs of Dover

the end of the camo tent

Loaded ST3 in Ireland

the yes to abortion vote won

Irish donkeys

The giants causeway

midnight ferry to IOM

the new tent on the IOM

TT action: air at the bridge

in the paddock

Ramsey hairpin

Bicycle sojourn with Dale

goose and ST3 in Dordogne

bicycle in the Pyrenees

ST3 in the Pyrenees

ST3 with big toys in St Tropez

dropped ST3 in the Alps

Mountain road Alps

Mount Blanc vista

the remaining pannier