Monthly Archives: August 2017

Castles in the sky not just high Alps – Switzerland part 3

If you follow some narrow winding roads through fields of maize, past sheep and cattle quietly grazing, near the Aara River,  you find the village of Habsburg and Schloss Habsburg. The starting place in 1025 for a family that would … Continue reading

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The Bergennen at Seebodenalp

The Bergennen or hill climb race at Seebodenalp is a 500 metre climb over a 5 km track. The top of the track providing views over Kussnacht am Rigi. It was an event for historic bikes and some cars The … Continue reading

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High peaks, glaciers, lakes and fine twisty roads this must be the Swiss Alps – revisited

WARNING Alpine roads and scenery and culture are known to cause Alpinitis, a disease that creates an almost uncontrollable urge to return. The only relief is more Alpine riding, which results in reinfection. This warning sits in small print on … Continue reading

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Refinding the beauty of Germany 

Escaping the rain of Scandinavia via the ferry from Rodby in Denmark  to Puttgarden in Germany the sun broke through. The southern areas of Germany and warmer weather called. And along the road the lovely old buildings the lovely German … Continue reading

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Great adventurers and a taste of Norway 

Borders I’ve never seen one but I have heard they exist in the minds of some people. This quote from Thor Hyerdadahls captures a vision of adventure and cultural interaction. To see see the Kon Tiki to know the strength … Continue reading

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Some nights I just pinch myself – a photo montage 

It was just six months ago that I placed an advertisement on the Moto Guzzi Club of Great Britain asking if people would help me buy a Moto Guzzi in the UK to tour the UK and Europe. Six months … Continue reading

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