Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Well, we're back from Corsica and in spite of everything had a really great time. It's impossible to be miserable for long in a place like that. The only downside was the travel sickness I suffered from due to the twisty-turny roads and up and down hills. This wouldn't have happened on the bike...

Corsica has everything as far as I'm concerned. Scenery that is out of this world, "villages perch├ęs" clinging to mountainsides, beautiful, clean beaches, crystalline air, delicious food, wildlife, plant life... It's my favourite place in the world.


The Calanche de Piana near Porto



The sun setting from the Balanina road, Haute Corse



Running with goats... Road to Porto


Pig family under chestnut

Moody Restonica


Little island off coast at Centuri


Centuri Port where we had a delicious seafood lunch

Friday, June 19, 2009

Corsica

So, tomorrow we're off to Corsica... in the car... Not quite what we had planned but at least we're still going. It could be months before the chaos of the bike is sorted out, so there goes our summer of adventure with Delilah. We are both stunned, angry and bitter about what's happened. We had 3 weeks' riding time in total. Must be a world record. I wish all the bad karma in the world upon those responsible for stealing our motorbike. They have no right to walk this earth.

Since this blog is supposed to be a biking tours blog, I suppose there won't be much to add to it until we get a replacement bike. I'll post info about our Corsica trip and any updates concerning getting a bike sorted out. Then I'll resume with a vengeance... if it's not the middle of bloody winter by then! Catch you in a week ;-)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Someone...

...has stolen the motorbike. I don't have the words to express how I feel.

Weather Report

Well, so far the weather next week looks absolutely foul. Here's hoping that the weather system responsible gives us a miss, otherwise our much awaited holiday is going to be a total washout :(
Please send good weather vibes, with a bit more umph than those sent over for the lost Michelin book since it's still missing...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

4 days to go...



So, back after a trip to the UK where more shopping was done towards the "World's most expensive one week motorcycle trip to Corsica".

We've finally got the panniers and top box after much chaos with Paypal and the fellow in Germany where we bought them. I have to say we managed to save a lot by buying from him and his website appears in our "web sites we like" list. The panniers and bag inserts are really impressive and I can see why they cost as much as they did... well, sort of! The key programming is fun, and my best suggestion to anyone programming their own keys is to read the instructions very carefully... nuff sed ;-)

The delightful Delilah is off having her first service at 1000km, and we'll fetch her tonight. All that's left (apart from more shopping) is to finally decide what we're taking and pack!