Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sunshine Coast

May 16, 2018
Sechelt, BC, Canada

And... back in BC, this time on the Sunshine Coast. I'm here to dog watch, house sit and get healthy.

Heading to BC's Sunshine Coast

My new pal, Henry
This should be a pleasant summer

Already down 4.2lbs since arrival last week.

I'm here through August.

More to come!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Roadspill is 15

March 25, 2018
San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala

It's hard to believe that Roadspill has turned 15. Going back 10-15 years, I'm surprised at how verbose I was. I guess that these days with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all clamoring for fresh content, the old-skool blog gets forgotten. But it remains as a great diary of my travels.

Speaking of travels, I'm back in San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala. Rainy season is late, and the town is hazy thanks to numerous forest fires burning up the nearby volcanos. But it's still great to be 'home'!

Here are some pix:

Watching the fires near San Pablo la Laguna.

Sunrise over Lake Atitlan.

Fires on Volcan San Pedro.

Lancha on Lake Atitlan.

Fires on the Indian Nose.

Splash! Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Helicopter dumping water on Volcan San Pedro fires.
More fires on Volcan San Pedro.
And that's all for now. Happy Anniversary, Roadspill! May the travelling never end...

Cheers!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pender Update

Argh! I haven't been posting or writing about my Pender experience (here, anyway). But... for your viewing, I present two images!

A sunny afternoon near the Port Browning Pub. Feb 14/2018. Pender Island, BC
Morning at Medicine Beach. Feb 15/2018. Pender Island, BC
More to come!

Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year

January 1, 2018

I was in bed long before midnight (NYE isn't my thing) but that means I was up way before the crack of dawn. And what a dawn!

Port Browning, North Pender Island, BC, Canada
Let the year begin!!

And so we goes....

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Back in Canada

Saturday, December 23, 2017

I'm back in Canada and hanging out on Pender Island.

The view from here. (Pender Island, BC, Canadaland) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦️ Looking towards Washington State (Orcas Island, Lummi Island and Bellingham(ish) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ️. 
And so I goes...

Friday, December 08, 2017

Winter Has Arrived

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Since I arrived on Mull back in November, the weather has been quite mild. Wet, of course, but usually close to 10C/50F.

That changed last night. Winter arrived and brought with it snow (actually hail) and temperatures hovering around zero. I didn't even leave the house today.

But it is pretty:

Hello, Winter!
I won't have to deal with it very long. I'm off to Oban in a week. Then Glasgow, Iceland, Toronto and eventually BC.

And so I goes!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Random Photos - Isle of Mull, Nov 2017

November 28, 2017

Here are some recent photos from around the Isle of Mull.

Down by Loch Tuath

Calgary Beach

View from the front door. Island of Ulva in the distance.

Near Isle of Mull Cheese (Tobermory)

Loch Tuath
Coos!

Dervaig at dusk... which, in November is 4pm!

The views whilst driving are spectacular!
Stuff on Calgary Beach

Rainbow by Normann's Ruh

Book by a former colleague, that I'm reading!
Kilbrennan

Ben More

Icy Roads!
And so it goes...

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Here Comes the Sun

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Isle of Mull Scotland

What can I say?

Literally right out the front door. Love.
And so it goes...

Monday, November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017
Isle of Mull, Scotland

Any guesses as to why I like it here?

I'm back! YAY!

More to come...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct 28, 2017

Wow, I've been SO lax in writing on Roadspill. Thanks, other social media channels.

Not much time remains in Ireland. I head back to Scotland on Nov 6. As a treat, for the final 10 days or so, I've hired a car. I've felt cooped up a bit, because on a bicycle, my universe is small.

But I've been riding pretty much everyday. And at this point I'm actually experiencing some problems in my right calf. Good time to have a car!

Before I forget, here's what I've cycled:

August 2017 (starting the 9th) - 202 km
September 2017 - 427 km
October (to Oct 28) - 327 km

Not a huge amount of kms, but nearly 1000. As I don't have a scale here at the house, I have no idea how much weight I've lost. Some, for sure -- the clothes are definitely looser. I'll find out in Scotland.

And then I'll have to control my weight by diet (mostly).

Here's my ride for the next bit, with Moley the cat posing beside:

Manual and right-hand drive. Wheeeee!
 More to come! I hope!!