Tuesday, 29 November 2011

India, Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is a beautiful ancient fortified city, in the heart of Rajisthani culture. A must stop for anyone.

We rest here for a few days waiting for two friends to arrive, Fabien and Melanie then we all head off together south towards Goa for Xmas.

Two strange bikes hit the Rajisthan headlines...

Friday, 25 November 2011


follow your dreams

 Mr 67,000km

OK he has had a comfortable life since those days, but still working just as hard in the community and politics.
Lovely, warm, loving familly. Thank you for a great night together

We stopped very briefly at a local market to buy a few fresh things, when a man presented himself to us, shook our hands and welcomed us to his village, saying he also was a cyclist and would we like to come to his house to rest.

I was immediately taken by his presence, and confidence, he seemed to have a strong and interesting personality.

We joined in at his home and learned that he had cycled together with his wife a total of 67,000km over a period of 6 years, travelling all over India and into Europe and Scotland, he met many important and interesting people along the way. As we are doing and continuing to do, seems life enjoys presenting these coincidences for people prepared to go out there and chase their dreams, so that will be mymessage from now on,as many people keep asking me 'what is your message,why are you doing this'

I hope people to have dreams and believe they can follow them, you just have to take those few first brave steps into the unknown, then life will come out from hiding and meet you half way.

Follow your dreams

Listen to no one

except the beat of your own heart

India, Rajhastan

The jungles of Gujarat now have shrunk to the size of shrubs and trees, all too many of them now are armed with needles, spikes the size of pitch forks, making camping a treachorous journey for our tyres, hidden under the sand like land mines they attack mercillessly, it has been a regular dissapointment to wake up just about to start the day to find both tyres flat.....again....!
exposed patches of sand, and strange long legged beasts called camels all laugh at our pathetic attempts to move across this stuff.
This looks like a candle has melted, but is in fact the form of Shiva, who is formless

Hunuman, monkey God
Anna,in Annaland that is know as Ahmedabad

Colour, chaos, noise, aromas, sweet and spicy a real journey of the senses

Mathiue and Anna

Very good artist we met and he even drem my portrait, the first time for me.

A good team forming

Sketching portraits

On the road again.....

Invited for morning tea and to meet the 'family'

Big Cotton market

...And they think my bike is strange?

sometimes there is no road

....sometimes there are sheep

....but mostly there are people...always