January
7th
2010

Thinking Big


Planning Day

Justin and I have talked about travelling further by bicycle (and eventually this big cycling trip) for so long I can’t pinpoint the moment we decided we were definitely doing this, when our idea grew up and announced it was packing its bags and leaving. – Posted by Emma

January
10th
2010

Feet + Eyes + Snow

Snowy Weather

After many months of researching, reviewing and studying our gear options the last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity from me on the purchasing front and a flurry of snow outdoors. – Posted by Justin

January
16th
2010

What LEJOG Taught Us About Time


Glen Nevis Campsite

When we cycled Lands End to John O’Groats last year, there is one thing that we didn’t have which we would have loved: more time. – Posted by Emma

January
20th
2010

Small Victories


Deer in Richmond Park

The best part of this week was getting out on our bikes to Richmond Park on Sunday. The weather was fine, the hills stretched our legs and we spotted a few deer. Other highlights include some sucesses on the preparation front… – Posted by Emma + Justin

January
25th
2010

Travel Plans 1.0


Travel Plans 1.0

Its a romantic notion – we could just get off the ferry and pedal east until we reach the Pacific Ocean. But in doing this we might miss some places we want to visit along the way, hit a few blocked borders and run out of time and money. – Posted by Emma

January
31st
2010

Four Days Of Chores


Four days of chores

So another weekend passes us by and at only 52 days to go today departure seems closer than ever. I’m fluctuating between feeling like we are well on top of things to having sudden panic attacks that we don’t yet have everything we need. – Posted by Justin

February
8th
2010

Winter Camping


Winter Camping

Those there are two words that we’ve never really put together. Winter usually equals indoors, warmth and duvets, but to test our new tent and gas cooker, last weekend we spent the night under canvas at Blackberry Woods. – Posted by Emma + Justin

February
21st
2010

Lists, Lists, Lists…


Paramo Quito

So another weekend has flown by leaving us only 4 until we leave for Spain. Our departure is now so close its gone beyond scary and is becoming a kind of daunting certainty. – Posted by Justin

March
11th
2010

London Goodbyes


Goodbye London

As time rushes towards our leaving date, London’s vibrancy and life almost floors me like it did when I was a newcomer. A few weeks ago I found myself walking across Blackfriars Bridge snapping pictures of graffiti on my old film camera. My hands freeze but the riverside, with its unique mash of architecture crowding behind it, still absorbs me. – Posted by Emma

March
15th
2010

Last Drinks, First Pack


London Photo

So our day of departure creeps ever closer and this weekends leaving drinks really forced the fact home that we don’t have long left in London. After years of attending other peoples leaving drinks Emma and I agreed it felt strange to be saying goodbye to people when its us that are leaving. – Posted by Justin