Monday, 14 April 2014

Nantes to La Rochelle 14/4/14

155 K  Most beautiful day. Temp High Teens. Wind for last 50 K was directly behind us.  Good roads.  So easy compared with last year.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Day 2. Rennes to Nantes. Sun 13/14/1410 k.

Good cycling day. Cloudy. No heat. On nice country roads. .Finished for the day at 2.30. Will be different tomorrow. Bike and rider running well. Stayed with Collette. Aiden. Dan. Cathal all day.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Day I . 2014 IHCPT cycle to Lourdes.

Flew to Dinard, collected our bikes and cycled to Rennes. Weather was beautiful. Sunshine and a light breeze all the way. 15 Degrees. Got a little lost and added 15 k to what we were supposed to do. 

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Clare/Mayo photo's

I attach some photos from Clare and Mayo from July & August.  We have had some great weather so it has been great for cycling.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Film of my Camino journey 2013.  Not terribly complete but combined with the published photos will give a good overall view of what it was like. Mari & Carol who featured in the earlier part of the film are 2 Brazilian girls I met in Pontivy and who I joined to cycle to the south of France. Mari subsequently cycled the Camino herself.

 After the privilege of cycling through Galicia and northern Spain and experience the friendship and hospitality and travelling back via coach, train and ferry the train disaster brought home the shortness of life and how it can be suddenly ended.  We should try to live for the moment and not let worry for the future drag us down  Gerry

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Post Santiago

Another adventure
Santiago was incredibly hot.  Got bus on Saturday to Irun.  8.30 am to 11 pm  Saturday 06/07
What a ride.  Wall to wall scenery all the way.  Northern Spain is beautiful.  Amazing.  Visited Coruna,  Gijon,  Santander, Bilbao,  San Sebastian.  Nice taxi driver bought me to a nice hotel Irun.
Great night's sleep .
07/07  Taxi to Hendaye,  fast train to Paris.  Change stations and then train to Cherbourg .  Camped rough in Cherbourg
08/07  Very good day in Cherbourg.  Visited La cite De Mar.  Excellent.  Cycled to a beach and relaxed for a while on the ferry at 4 pm.  Lovely crossing .  Up early and saw a pod of Porpoise.
9/07 Met good old friend in Dublin,  lovely evening,  Go bus back to

Galway on Wed 10/07.  Adventure over but back in 1 piece.

Day 26 Friday 05/07/13. Burres to Santiago

Last stage.  Only 35 k to go.  was still up at 6 waiting for the dawn. 
Mixed feelings-Glad of what I have achieved physically & Mentally,  Both have been tested,  Getting lost,  Sorting out problems on my own,  Using the elements to help me,  The nice policeman on the scooter in Tohema,  The people I met (especially Mari & Carol)
I'm glad to get to Santiago but sorry the adventure is over.  Feel humble and thankful, 
The last 35 k were easy.  No problems with hills or energy.
Got to nice hostel Roots & Boots by 10.30.  Time to change and wash and get to pilgrims mass in the Cathedral.  Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

(photo of Cathedral did not come out. This one is not mine)