Offa's Dyke
Greetings from Llangollen!
September 14, 2004

I know it’s been a while, but internet access in these little hamlets I’ve been staying in has been non-existent. The one place that did have a library with a connection I hit on the weekend, so the library was closed. So no, the cows haven’t eaten my maps and compass yet! So this is […]

Offa's Dyke
Where is Caroline?
September 13, 2004

Just spoke to Caroline, and she is doing extremely well on her long-distance-foot-path adventure. A few blisters, but apparently nothing to worry about. I am sure Caroline will give a full update once she gets to an Internet terminal. Which apparently has been quite difficult from the little villages and hamlets that she recently passed […]

Bolivian Experience
The Training is Over
September 11, 2004

Just back from a week in the Cordillera Real mountain range. We completed High Altitude training and acclimization. So we are ready to tackle Mt Illimani. It is wonderful to get out of a tent and into a hotel room with a shower. Signing off from La Paz.

Offa's Dyke
Hay-on-Wye at the foot of the Black Hills.
September 6, 2004

Finished my 5th day of hiking and ‘conquered’ the Black Hills! Yep, I know, they are only hills and not mountains, but for me – and doing it on my own – it was quite something! I actually had to walk up twice as that was how my accommodation worked out. My last 3 days […]

Bolivian Experience
The Bolivian Experience has Started
September 4, 2004

Like Caroline a quick post to let you know the adventure in Bolivia has started. Landed after a reasonable flight and getting a reasonable amount of sleep. La Paz airport is at 4,000m (the highest major airport in the world). So was a little breathless just dragging the luggage to the Taxi. The first day […]

Offa's Dyke
Started Offa’s Dyke
September 3, 2004

Hello all! A short update as I am in a free-internet cafe and don’t want to take up all the time. Arrived safe and well in the UK, albeit exhausted after no sleep on the flight from Chicago and a long trip from London Heathrow (where BA almost had lost my hiking poles, but luckily […]

North America Road Trip
Chicago, IL
August 31, 2004

First visit to Chicago for both of us and we liked it a lot! The architectural mix is intriguing and impressive – even a bit surreal every now and then. Made me think of some of the drawings of ‘Schuiten en Peeters’. The transport system that runs above the roads in Downtown gave us the […]

North America Road Trip
Relaxing in Madison, Wisconsin
August 27, 2004

After 10 days of solid driving (we left Anchorage, AK on Aug 15th and arrived in Madison, WI on Aug 25th) we made it to Madison. It was a long 10 days and the drive through the prairie-lands actually got a bit boring. But what does one expect after spectacular scenery in Alaska. So now […]

Anchorage, AK to Dawson Creek, BC
August 20, 2004

We flew into Anchorage from San Francisco on 14 Aug around midnight. First stop: long term airport parking to pick up Sterlin. The next day we started our trek in the general direction of Chicago. We stopped in Tok, AK; Dawson City, YT; Whitehorse, YT; Liard Hot Springs, BC and Dawson Creek, BC – where […]

North America Road Trip
3 Days and 3 Nights in and around San Francisco.
August 20, 2004

We just couldn’t stay away! As mentioned previously we had to be back in SFO for fingerprinting. No choice really… so as we had to ‘interrupt’ our trip we decided to make the most of it. On Wednesday August 11th we arrived at SFO airport in the evening and were met by ‘The FiGi’s’ (Fil […]

North America Road Trip
The next 6 weeks.
August 11, 2004

So here we are in Anchorage, AK, from where we fly to San Francisco today Aug 11. We just missed the place too much to be away for so long…. Just kidding (although…). No, we need to go back there to be fingerprinted again for our ‘still-and-forever-running’ green card applications. A bit a of a […]

Denali NP and Kenai Peninsula – AK
August 11, 2004

After our ‘Dalton Highway’ adventure (and I have finally been able to add a photo album there, so you may want to check that post again) we started heading south. Let me add that for both of us this was definitely one of the highlights of the trip so far. First stop was ‘Denali National […]

North America Road Trip
WiFi Mecca
August 5, 2004

Finally achieved the ultimate in camping. To access email remotely through a Wi-Fi connection. Ha. Camping will never be the same again (this post was made from a campground).

Prudhoe Bay, AK
August 2, 2004

Just squeezing in a quick post before heading off to Denali National Park. The last week has been spent driving North, and I mean North. We crossed the Artic Circle (66Deg33′) and continued to a place called Deadhorse on Prudhoe Bay. Did not venture for a swim however. Deadhorse is a total Oil Town, with […]