Dan and Claire on Sabbatical!!

Welcome to our blog, we hope you enjoy following our adventures!
We split our sabbatical in 2 parts:
Part 1 was from March to June 2010 touring around in our campervan in France and Spain.
Part 2 started on the 7th of July when we left Scotland to cycle through Europe and the Middle East to Africa in the remaining 6 months (back for Xmas).
Have a look at the route below and we'll try to post pics as much as we can!


Cycle Route to Africa

23 Dec 2010

We're home in the snow!!

Wow what a shock: after months in desert environments with blazing sunshine we arrived in a snow storm on Schiphol! One big chaos because planes and trains didn't go and everyone in Xmas mood with lights and music everywhere. It was a miracle that our bags and bikes arrived, so we didn't have to join the 6-hour queue for lost luggage. But then we had to spend a few hours at the airport drinking beers to wait for a train. Which was great with all the festive atmosphere and stranded travellers. And so much food and drink to choose from! We're definitely not used to the western consumption society anymore. But it's lovely to be home, both in Groningen and in Lundie, enyoying cosy warm houses, beds with duvees, great food and above all: NO CYCLING :-)
Have a lovely X-mas everyone and thanks so much for all your support and messages.
Speak to you next year from our new home in Norway!
Happy New Year,


  1. Hey Dan and Claire, Bodie from Cappadocia here. Congrats, great trip! Our Aberdeen friend Dave's number is: 44 777 999 4236 (not sure what parts are country/city code). We're off to Serbia this spring. Are you all on FB? I've lost your email addresses.

  2. Hey Bodie,
    Thanks! We're great ta. Good to here from you. I'm on FB as Dan Richardson, Stavanger.
    Take soon