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Slept in today because the camping spot was very well hidden so felt happy doing so. This was well needed! As I left today, the grass was about a foot long and the ground was very uneven. I dropped the bike twice just covering a short distance. My choice of a small bike (~150 Kg) rather than the pop...

This is day five and I'm definitely still finding me feet!

I've developed a runny nose and slightly sore throat. Nothing major, just an annoyance when my nose drips! The quality of sleep from camping probably doesn't help much either!

My aim is to give an update each week, but I've really strugg...

I charged my phone on the USB charger I installed on motorcycle before leaving. It was a quick installation where I connected it directly to the battery. This means when the engine is off, the battery will still charge the USB device, and drain the battery. My GPS is connected to a switched live cab...

Whilst cleaning my pans after cooking tuna and tomato pasta, I noticed some drips had appeared on the rear wheel. The chain lube had leaked inside my pannier and was resting on the seat after unpacking. Fortunately, I put the lube in a bag in case of such problems. I scrubbed the lube off the tyre,...

A late rise today as I didn't sleep too well last night with the rain. I was adamant that I heard a group of 3-4 walk past last night, but no tracks this morning. I must have dreamt it! The tent was soaking when I packed it away, which isn't great for the tent. Should be OK if I dry it out at lunch...

I pulled up at the ferry terminal raring to go! Gave the person in the booth my details, and I wasn't on there system. Gulp. Turns out, I had pulled up at the DFS booth and not the P & O booth! They let me out the exit and I came back through the P & O booth.

I met some other bikers on the ferry....