So it begins – 5 months of meandering through Europe on bicycles with the vague aim of making it to the Baltic Sea and then cycling back down to Berlin. We are riding because we love it, because we love Europe and also in support of Clinica Verde. Clinica Verde is a clinic that provides much needed care to mothers and their babies in a rural part of Nicaragua. Shoshanna and I were privileged to visit Clinica Verde in 2011 when it was in the construction phase. Now it is providing a service that we take for granted, but just isn’t available in many poor countries. We would really appreciate your support through donating what you can to this charity. (you can read more about Clinica Verde here)
We are both nervous as we set out on what seems like an impossible task even without a 2 year old. To add an extra dimension Amaya has started getting her 2 year old molars. We have had a couple of interesting days with her in Barcelona, which involved a number of meltdowns.
Cycle touring is about focusing on each day, on each moment. If one gets too concerned with the big picture, about the enormity of the ride and all the potential problems, then the task becomes insurmountable.
So the Baltic here we come – but right now we are going to enjoy this little Catalonian town we are in called Manresa!
It is curious that you are so close from our town and now it is me who is 600 kms away 🙂 so happy to see your trip has started. You are champions!!!
Tomorrow midday I start the trip back so I’ll see you in the afternoon. 🙂
Btw: no books yet.
See you tomorrow!!!
Looking forward to seeing you!!!
You guys are awesome! and what great memories you are making as a family. Amaya is one lucky little girl – you are great parents! Enjoy every moment and we’re thinking of you all the way!
We know that Amaya will only have vague memories of this trip but hopefully the relationships we build as a family will last for a long time.
All the best for you three and your great adventure!
What an excellent adventure!
We love your postings and hope to follow you all the way
God be with your family and give you peace
I know he will!
Love from Sue and Ken xxx
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Wow – I so admire you. I love that you don’t live the norm, but live your passion! Way to go.
It is a more difficult road but hopefully more rewarding! Thanks for your support – we still remember camping with you in Vancouver!
Wow what an adventure ! May Gods blessings go with you. No doubt i will hear lots from mum as i see her each week, well thats if she is not bogged down with nappies. Tim and Tam have their own adventure, with twins !!
Love the picture of you guys in the Clinica Verde T-shirts! We’re so honored to have you supporting the work of the clinic in this awesome way. Blessings on this great adventure!
Glad you like the photo! It is our pleasure to be riding for you!