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From bicycle touring to backpacking, watercolour painting to clay modelling, the exploration journal captures my journey through many different interests and travel adventures.

I’m passionate about finding those out of the way places that whisk you away from the concerns of everyday life. Whether this is by wading through an overgrown river or trying new paint techniques is up to you!

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Summer Update 2017

Summer Update 2017

I’ve been super busy recently, I got home from University on Friday and since then have spent all my time preparing for the cycling holiday over the summer. I’m away the 25th May onwards and so this is my last update for awhile. Look to the right of the homepage at the Instagram photos to get an idea of where I am at a given time.

I’ve broken down the holiday into two phases:

Phase 1: Ireland
Phase 1 – roughly 1000 miles to cycle, but the actual route will hug the coastline

This Google route map is only a rough guide, the actual route will be a lot less direct and hug the Irish coast. We’re cycling from home to Exeter, then catching a train to Carmarthen. We will meander in Wales for a day, then catch a ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare, Ireland. From there we head directly to Killarney national park and link up with the Wild Atlantic Way, a cycle route that follows Ireland’s west coast. Around the 18th June we start worrying about my brother’s wedding and cut straight along to Belfast to catch the ferry, arriving just in time for the wedding in Liverpool!

Phase 2: the Baltic Sea

Phase 2 is the big bit, we’re catching a ferry from Hull to The Hague, and then heading north to join Eurovelo 10 and cycle the Baltic Sea, its a whopping 5000 miles and most of it in the wilds of Scandinavia. Of course, we may not follow it exactly but the EV10 route plan gives us something to start with.


We are mostly wild camping so regular updates are hard to do, but I will attempt to keep you updated, either here or on my Instagram profile.

 

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