Walking to Helpston

Walking to Helpston

Being an American with Clare issues at the pub in Helpston is clearly going to be one of the best nights of my life.
California Dreamin': Part 2

California Dreamin': Part 2

Dropping Vic off in LA, I have a week to head back up to Seattle. Time for the ultimate Westy trip: Ventura, Big Sur, Redwoods!
Bicycling from Vancouver to Seattle (Mostly)

Bicycling from Vancouver to Seattle (Mostly)

Overweight and undertrained, spring fever got the best of me as I took to the road for a three-day journey.
Easy Skagit Valley Roll

Easy Skagit Valley Roll

With the day bright and a car to get there, Skagit Valley was a swell place to play hookie for the day and get in some miles on the bike.
Bicycling the Noto Peninsula

Bicycling the Noto Peninsula

Sure, there were a few stiff climbs, but I'd classify the five days to get around the Noto Peninsula as a leisurely ride with some of the best bicycling touring I've experienced.
The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

My last ride in Israel proves to be the toughest: Jerusalem!
Hungarians Are Kinda Like Hawaiians

Hungarians Are Kinda Like Hawaiians

My bicycle journey across Europe comes to an end in Budapest. A week of swimming and baths and I am back to the States.
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Missing

Missing

Missing in Seattle.
A Last Dash around London

A Last Dash around London

Thus concludes a pretty incredible five weeks of vacation. Now we're Seattle bound!
London: No Clare!

London: No Clare!

I am not paying $25 to go look at Poet's Corner! I am too churched out for that kind of bullshit. That's the truth!
Clare in London

Clare in London

I take Victor around London looking for more whiffs of Clare!
Walking to Northborough

Walking to Northborough

I decide to stay one more day in Northhamptonshire to try to understand why Clare had such difficulty moving only four miles away from his village of Helpston.
The North Sea Interlude

The North Sea Interlude

I leave Clare Country to go visit a dear old pal who now resides in Grimsby, a town mercilessly mocked by every single person I mention it to. It wasn't horrible.
A Stroll to Burghley House

A Stroll to Burghley House

Vic gets a min-taste of the pleasure of English country walking as we overnight in Stamford, so we can look at Burghley House, one of Clare's places of employment.
Straw Bear Festival

Straw Bear Festival

Vic heads up to Peterborough to see the countryside, I take him to the Straw Bear Festival. What a lucky find.
Arriving in Helpston

Arriving in Helpston

In which I arrive in Helpston but before my brain is exploded.