For those of you who have made cutting remarks about the length of our
newsletters we are now doing the "précis" edition! We've been getting mixed
responses - some people are delighted at receiving our newsletters - others
complain that they're too long, yet others demand further details.
Soooo here it is! "The Précis Edition!"
From now on we'll just give a few brief facts & anyone wanting more can either
follow a link (that we will provide) where the full version can either be read
Anyone having problems let us know and we'll email it to you directly.
A Slovenian update will be sent out in a few days.
THE STORY SO FAR
We set off from Châtellerault, France 9 months ago.
COUNTRIES COMPLETED: 7
France (65), At Sea (2), Morocco (23), Spain (8), Algeria (27), Tunisia (24), At
Sea (1), Sicily (30), Italy (83), Slovenia (24).
We're now in Split, Croatia where we'll be until Tuesday. Route plan at the
moment is Sarajevo, Mostar (Bosnia), Dubrovnik (Croatia).
We may take in a couple of the islands such as Hvar or Korcula (the
birthplace of Marco Polo - hands up who knew he was a Croatian - yes we know...
Croatia didn't exist then!). On to Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and
Turkey. Then...umm well we're open to suggestions!
Oh yes - we should mention we are doing a world tour! Seems that some of our
friends haven't quite clicked on that!
We think we've done about 7,900km (difficult to tell - Richard's speedometer is
broken & mine periodically set themselves back to zero.
My parents will be the first to tell you I can't add up)
Richard has also been doing a French newsletter. If you're not on the French
mailing list (and you speak or at least read French!) you can join by sending a
blank email to
BEST SO FAR Finally - we found a clean country! Slovenia wins hands down - a cyclist's
WORST SO FAR Italy and Morocco are competing for the prize of the dirtiest but Croatia
looks like it may well be in the running. But the worst thing is we forgot to
celebrate Peace One Day - 21st September. Hope we were the only ones.