Weymouth – but not in a Van

We have a trip to Weymouth planned – but not in a Van. We’re staying at an AirBnB just outside town at what looks like a great location for Weymouth, for Portland Lighthouse, for Chesil Beach and for Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door – we want to do all of those places.

We’ll definitely be walking. We’ll maybe rent bikes for a day. Getting in the sea is a possible – getting on the sea in a kayak or maybe a SUP might be more likely.

There looks like there’s a great walk around Chesil Beach.

We are thinking about walking or cycling to the Portland Bill lighthouse.

Lulworth Cove looks like a must do – and we think that we could swim and kayak – plus walk to see Durdle Door from there.

And we want to see what can we find for vegan eats in Weymouth.

Wild Cycling in the Chilterns

What a great day out this was with John from Wild Cycles.

Wild Cycles promised a full days off road riding with one of their experience British Cycling accredited ride leaders – John in my case – and that’s exactly what they delivered.

We met at a campsite near Wendover Woods in the Chilterns, where I got introduced to John and he took me through our safety briefing, before we headed off for our ride.

There was a bit of easy road riding before we got to our start point in the woods – and then we were straight into it with a downhill on one of the off-road woodland trails.

The day was a full on mix of woodland trails, fast gravel, some great lanes, bridle paths on grass and canal tow paths – with some good gnarly hills thrown in.

Here’s just a small snippet of some of the day – but we did nearly thirty miles in total, so this is just a clip..

A big trip to Jungfrau

Our first big Europe trip was France to Switzerland and to Jungfrau and the Lauterbrunnen Valley before going into Freiburg and Titisee in the German Schwarzwald, coming back through Luxembourg and Belgium.

Our first Van Rental

This was our first van rental – Spartacus that we hired from O’Connors Campers in Okehampton, England. We knew nothing – other than when we finished we realised that we liked being in a van, touring around, waking up in different places – and vans aren’t tents.

Our plan was a tour of Cornwall and North Devon, and that’s what we did in two gloriously sunny weeks.