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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!

Tag: Ireland

The Baltic Sea cycle tour plan

Phase 1: Ireland The first phase of our summer cycling tour is complete! We spent over a month cycling through Ireland to the west coast and then up and back via Belfast. The total mileage was 1500 miles over 32 days.  You can read about the Ireland tour in these posts: The cycle tour so far: England – Cornwall to…

Cycling the Causeway Coastal Route

So far we’ve been cycling in Ireland for about 30 days, taking us from Rosslare to Killarney and then following the Wild Atlantic Way up to Northern Ireland. We saw astoundingly high cliffs, camped in a football stadium and made a few shortcuts. It’s day 30 of 34, and we are on the final countdown to needing to be in…

Cycling the Wild Atlantic

In my last post, we joined the Wild Atlantic Way at Killarney National Park and started our journey following the Irish coast north. We got repeatedly soaked, became the first (maybe?) bicycle tourers to camp as far West as physically possible in Ireland and saw many beautiful sunsets (the perk of the west coast!). It’s day 13 of 34, and…

Starting the Wild Atlantic Way

In my last post, my brother and I arrived in Rosslare and then cycled straight across Ireland to Killarney National Park. We encountered ruined churches, stayed with a friendly Irish family and explored an ancient priory beside a beautiful lake. It’s now day 9 of 34, only 25 days left until we need to be in Liverpool for a wedding!…

Winding westwards through Ireland

In my last post, my brother and I left home with a crazy idea: cycle the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland within a month in order to be in Liverpool in time for our older brothers wedding. We cycled from Cornwall to Exeter and then caught a train to Carmarthen in Wales, an exhausting climb through the welsh mountains and…