The most amazing thing

It was an American fish hatcher who first made me reevaluate everything. I'd pulled into his Oregon forest hatchery in a rainstorm, in search of a rumoured creek campground, and amidst the questions I was used to answering - why are you cycling around the world? did you know there's an aeroplane? - was the … Continue reading The most amazing thing

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All at sea

"We're about to get on a boat to Ukraine," I said to Miranda, head in hands as I tried to squash my hangover back into my skull and the sun rose over Istanbul, "but we don't actually have any way out of Ukraine." Since being reunited in early August Miranda and I had done Istanbul … Continue reading All at sea

The ultimate cycle tourist guide to campsites along the Rhine (wild and not so wild)

What makes the perfect campsite? One thing I've discovered since I started cycling around the world is that my pitch priorities have changed dramatically. On weekend expeditions with friends in England we'd look for a good space to congregate and make lots of noise; somewhere with a shop where we were allowed to light campfires. … Continue reading The ultimate cycle tourist guide to campsites along the Rhine (wild and not so wild)