Sunshine and St Patrick’s Day

Sligo, Ireland A quick administrative point – it seems my new internet service provider is having a few problems with my e-mail, as I know of quite a few e-mails that have been sent to me that I haven’t received. So if you’ve written to me, and you think I’ve ignored you, I haven’t! I just haven’t received the message. But don’t re-send yet, not … Continued

Two-Wheeled Tribulations

Sligo, Ireland Around the time I decided to visit the southwestern USA, I happened to pick up Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in a Peruvian book exchange. “You see things vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other,” I read. “In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realise … Continued

Go Slow In Sligo

Ballyconnell, nr Sligo, Ireland Welcome to my new, re-vamped weblog. I’ll be posting regular(ish) updates here in the run-up to my next expedition. Top o’ the day to ye! Ireland is famous for its Guinness and its friendliness, so it may not seem like the obvious choice of place to get away from it all, but I’m trying… I’ve fled from the distractions of London … Continued