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A nature walk

Gordon:  Yesterday we completed our bike ride across Cuba, arriving in Playa Larga at the head of the Bay of Pigs.  (That name may be familiar to some, but more about that in another blog.)  Crossing Cuba from north to south isn’t much of an...
First Days and First Lessons in Cuba

First Days and First Lessons in Cuba

February 3-Carbonera to Jovellanos - 61kms - Finca Luna We have become increasingly dependent on technology, but Cuba is breaking us from this. It’s a two part intervention. First, even though we now technically have a SIM card and access to wifi at our accommodation,...

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Making Tracks

Making Tracks

Ruth:  The last time we travelled to Cuba, about 20 years ago, we had our bikes, a guidebook and a paper map. With no other options we lived in the moment, rolling into towns where we would be guided by locals to accommodation. There were no smart phones,...

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Off to Cuba

Off to Cuba

Map of Cuba January 28, 2023: Off to Cuba Ruth: On Monday we head to Cuba for 5 weeks of cycling. Cuba is longer than Vancouver Island at  1250 kms and covers  109,884 km2 . In five weeks  we will  concentrate on the central region of the...

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Madrid

Madrid

Plaza Mayor Madrid was having a very unusual heatwave in June, with temperatures up to 40 degrees. Geraldine picking out some shorts for Gord Madrid is a wonderful place to overdose on art After two nights in Santiago we took the fast train to Madrid.  The...

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Santiago de Compostella

Santiago de Compostella

We walked into Santiago on June 15th, for the second time in one year. The square was full of pilgrims like ourselves feeling a mixture of elation, relief and sadness. I’ve told a few pilgrims that I’m on the Camino to get over my shyness. This is usually...

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