Monthly Archives: June 2013

Belgium, Beer, 30 June 2013

There are around 130 breweries in Belgium producing 1,100 different types of beer. The dark beers have a high alcohol content, averaging 7% and going up to 12% Many of the beers are bottle conditioned (second fermentation with yeast in the … Continue reading

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Belgium, Hastiere, 28-30 June 2013

I was invited by friends to visit their holiday home in Hastiere, Belgium. This is in the Ardennes region of Belgium which has extensive forests, rough terrain, rolling hills and rivers and people come here for their holidays, rock climbing, kayaking etc. … Continue reading

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Ireland to Netherlands, 22-27 June 2013

Loaded my bike up in a drizzle for the short ride to the ferry terminal from Belfast to Cairnryan in Scotland, booked online for $80, as usual everything went smoothly with the crossing rode onto the ferry at 1045 and … Continue reading

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Ireland, Belfast 20-21 June 2013

Belfast where the Titanic was built and they have a big and very modern Titanic museum very well done. This was a prosperous city until the “Troubles” began, it is still a work in progress, 14 peace walls divide various … Continue reading

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Ireland, Giant’s Causeway, 19 June 2013

I rode from Dublin over the back roads to the Giant’s Causeway on the coast of Northern Ireland which is part of the UK though there was no indication nor were there any signs of any kind when crossing the … Continue reading

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Ireland, Dublin, 15-18 June 2013

The first thing you notice about the city is the lack of high rise buildings, many tourists some with American accents which I haven’t heard since Manila though the majority sound like East Europeans. Many of the businesses are run … Continue reading

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Ireland, Rosslare & Waterford, 14 June 2013

Cardiff to Fishguard Port ride was cold, wet and windy, this is a small port, no immigration or customs, just check in and ride to the gate and wait, again no need to get off my bike. Cold wind blowing … Continue reading

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