Cycle Touring England 3rd-April-2016

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in England on Sunday 3rd-April-2016. Brockenhurst to Bognor Regis. 46 miles. Well, I never did it make down the pub last night as it started to rain, and I didn’t fancy getting wet. So unfortunately, I never got to meet up with Deb and Jim the couple I was going to meet with. But luckily, I managed to catch up with them this morning. Turns out that they’ve sold everything. House, contents and all. All their possessions are now carried with them on the bike, and their off cycling around the world!

The first stop for them is Spain. They’re catching the ferry from Portsmouth tonight, then it’s onto Portugal and the Pyrenees, and that’s it. They’ve not thought any further and are going to make it up as they go along! I wished them luck and wished that I had more time to talk to them! You never know. Maybe I might bump into them somewhere along the way!

The Journey Home

My journey home was fairly non-eventful, and I got the train home from Portsmouth. Although I did bump into a lot of nice people at the “pink ferry” and on the train home. They were all keen to know where I was going or where I’d been with such a load. Shame it was only to Dorset and the New Forest. But as I explained, if I go away for the weekend or a year, I still have to carry more or less the same amount of equipment! It’s been an enjoyable day, what with talking to Deb and Jim first thing this morning then chatting with all those other people and then supper out with Julie tonight.


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Garry in Swanage yesterday

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2 Replies to “Cycle Touring England 3rd-April-2016”

  1. What a lovely trip you had this weekend! Brought back such good memories of your world trip I am sure. I wonder where you will be next weekend. x

    1. It certainly did and it’s always good to bore people with my stories!
      Not too sure about next weekend yet I usually start to look at the weather forecast from about Wednesday on, then depending on that decide whether to go anywhere or not! Although I am struggling to think of places to cycle to in a weekend that I’ve not been to before!

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