Odd photos that were taken in April. Considering what’s going on at the moment, there’s a surprisingly large amount!
With the continuing lockdown, Garry hasn’t been far on the bike. And the only photos he’s taken this month have been of signs supporting the NHS. From around Felpham and Bognor.
Being stuck at home like so many others, Garry’s been keeping himself busy. He’s been looking back at his previous tours to see where he was in April, in years gone by. And posting those photos on his social media platforms. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Other photos this month are snapshots taken from the videos Garry’s been uploading.
Another business supporting the NHS
One of the busier businesses at the moment!? Showing support for the NHS.
Hollands Wood; day ten lockdown YouTube video
The 2.6 challenge
4th April 2012 Australia Garry in the Nullabor
23rd April 2018 Visiting friends in London
25th April 2018 somewhere in Sussex
New Forest ponies; day ten lockdown YouTube video
Garry’s oven blew up, just after the lockdown was annouced
Sign in Bognor supporting the NHS
Lets hope they will, and soon
My local pubs window
Meals on wheels delivery from Julie
My local fish and chip shop re-opened
Humorous sign outside a pub in Bognor
Another meals on wheels delivery, this time from Vicky
6th April 2009 Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass in the High Atlas mountains, Morocco
8th April 2009 Morocco helping out in the kitchen
8th April 2009 Morocco Aicha cooking a Tagine for Garry
8th April 2009 Morocco Garry with Hussain waiting for supper
Cycle ride across Australia YouTube video
25th April 2012 Sydney harbour bridge, Australia
26th April 2012 Garry with the Sydney Opera House
26th April 2011 on top of Col de Cabre, France
9th April 2015 Mont Saint-Michel, France
First long-distance ride YouTube video
Chichester ship canal YouTube video
Perth skyline cycle ride across Australia YouTube video
It started when Garry bought his first Hubba Tour tent, back in 2017. After the tent fly failed, he returned it for repair. However, the new one wasn’t waterproof! After many calls to MSR, with many of them, basically calling Garry a liar! Saying it was condensation and that nobody else had had this problem!! They eventually agreed to send him a replacement fly, which also leaked!
Once again after many calls, he was sent another replacement, which, yes you guessed it, also leaked! Garry was then sent yet another tent, which unsurprisingly also leaked! Garry was so annoyed by now he posted a video on YouTube highlighting the problems!
After a few months, MSR got in contact, wanting to rectify the situation. Unfortunately, the timing was terrible, he’d just come out of intensive care after recovering from sepsis. Garry did send them an email explaining his situation, and they replied, saying no problems, get in touch when you’re better! Well, Garry eventually did send them an email at the beginning of 2019. It got ignored entirely, and he’s never heard anything since!
Not Giving Up
Liking the design and layout of the MSR so much, and the fact he’s not been able to find anything similar that suits his needs, he took matters into his own hands! And now sealed the seams that were leaking with seam sealer. Which he actually did in 2019, but despite over 5000 miles on the roadlast year, it never rained! Or rather not when he was camping!
After being asked the question, on his YouTube channel. Is the tent okay now? It reminded him that he’s not actually tried it in the rain! Now with the country, in fact, much of the world in lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak! And with no end in sight, he’s decided to try it out in his garden.
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