Back on home turf

After a fantastic week in France with BikeNormandy and then the long and windy ride up to Amsterdam I eventually found the port last night.

I also found a dirty great nail in back tyre meaning my first job this morning was to phone for recovery to the nearest motorcycle garage. A new tyre and £130 later and I'm back on the road.

So I've stopped in Alnwick (home of the excellent rum we stocked for a while) for lunch before I head off towards Edinburgh later. I don't know how ear I will get or where to stop tonight but I'm sure somewhere will present itself.

The photos show my Dutch memories, Alnwick and my light lunch of Hot Beef Stottie. Yum!

All dressed up and nowhere to go!

Suzuki Bandit GSF600.
I'm on my travels again (nearly) and boy does it feel good. I catch the ferry from Portsmouth to Le Harvre tomorrow evening at 11pm, so rather than do the photoshoot tomorrow here I am in all my gear.

The rough itinerary so far is to spend a week in Normandy with a tour group looking at WW2 river, then find my way to Amsterdam via Ypres. I'll then catch a ferry up to Newcastle, before riding North into Scotland to attend the Brewdog 5th birthday party and AGM.

Then it's the looong ride home, arriving back around 3 May.

Keep watching as I'll post as often as I can.