Monthly Archives: September 2016

Bouillon 

In Bouillon A woman in red Lives at the Hotel De La Poste By the Semios River She is fit walking down to the river To feed the ducks petite dejeuner But buy afternoon see is dreaming Of canard confit … Continue reading

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Catalonia and the Pyrenees – part 2 the villages

Parked outside the 12th century airbnb near Olot that was home for a couple of nights The mountains of Catalonia are home to beautiful villages dating back to medieval times. Villages built across Clifford tops Still with ancient paths and … Continue reading

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Catalonia and the Pyrenees – part 1

The roads here are made for riding Coastal roads along the Cote Vermeille and the Costa Breva Tight turns windswept by the katabatic winds rushing down from the mountains testing the riders skill It’s about twisty mountain roads in the … Continue reading

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A touch of surreal 

This whole trip is a touch surreal 48 Moto Guzzi motorcycles shipped in containers from Melbourne Then to Mandello De Lario to celebrate the marques 95th birthday before fanning out over Europe. So the Salvador Dali museum in Figueres added … Continue reading

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Why Sete

Tucked down in the south west corner of France A working port A living fishing village A city of grand canals A city of art A link.to Africa with car ferries to Morocco And of course the stepping of from … Continue reading

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Reflections on the trip south from Nijmegen to Sete

I’m sitting at balcony of my room in Sete looking down over the town But before I write on Sete it’s time reflect on the 1100km run south from Nijmegen to Sete. The side trip through the Swiss Alps into … Continue reading

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Lake Como, Mandello Del Lario and Bergamo 

A key element of this journey was to visit Mandello Del Lario on Lake Como for the 95th birthday of Moto Guzzi. An estimated 25,000 guzzista visited for the birthday celebrations But discovering, seeing Lake Como nestled in the high … Continue reading

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