1000km and Counting

So we completed our first thousand kilometres a couple of days ago. Pre-Amaya this wouldn’t have been as noteworthy, but 1000km with a teething toddler in tow is a definite milestone. Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far! Thanks for reading our blog, for your encouragement and a massive thanks to those who have made a donation to Clinica Verde. We have raised close to $1000  (almost $1 per kilometre). This is money that has already made a difference to the lives of mothers and children in the Boaco region of Nicaragua.

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  • $5 Helps provide clean water at the clinic
  • $10 Buys medication for a child  in need
  • $25 Supports 2 wellness visits for a child
  • $100 Provides prenatal care for 1 mother’s full pregnancy
  • $250 Supports a nurse for a month

Since our last post we have crossed into France and enjoyed about 350km of designated bicycle path. We are following a route called La Vélodyssée which follows the coast of France from the Spanish border for 1300km to Roskoff in Brittany.  It is an amazing piece of bicycle infrastructure – a refreshing change after Spain. The other refreshing change is how ubiquitous campgrounds are in France.  We no longer have to pre-think where we are going to stay each night – there is always a friendly campground to be found.

So while the weather has not been that great, the scenery has been stunning, and the bike paths smooth and flat.

Below is a small photo blog of what has been happening (including our first interview with Amaya):

Just finished lunch at a winner of a spot!

Just finished lunch at a winner of a spot!

Leaving our campground across a cute wooden bridge.

Leaving our campground across a cute wooden bridge.

We have been really enjoying the long sandy beaches!  The weather has been a bit suspect though.

We have been enjoying the long sandy beaches! The weather has been a bit suspect though.

Amaya love chickens!

Amaya loves chickens!

Typical lunch stop

Typical lunch stop

Beach

Dunes of Pylar were quite impressive!

The Dunes of Pilat were quite impressive!

Turned a corner down a side street and came across a circus! Luck!

Turned a corner down a side street and came across a circus! Luck!

Checking out the cool ports around the Bassin d' Archachon

Checking out the cool ports around the Bassin d’ Archachon

We were given this bottle of wine by the owner of the campground who was impressed with our "courage"

We were given this bottle of wine by the owner of the campground who was impressed with our “courage”

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16 thoughts on “1000km and Counting

  1. That video is priceless. Cute thing.
    It looks challenging but beautiful (easy to say from here I suppose!), so you should get a bottle of wine!!!
    X

  2. Gorgeous interview with Amaya! She is such a credit to you both. We are still working on more publicity for you – you so deserve it! xx

  3. I love the look on Amaya’s face when you translate the word farm!! Thanks for the great stories. Just love every snippet. God bless

  4. Hello Mickeal, Shoshanna and Amaya,
    It is Vincent and Céline, we met each other quickly on a campground close to Contis city before our departure for the road. You remember? We finished our trip and are back to Paris now. We stopped cycling in Hendaye to avoid crazy road in Spain. The train to San Sebastian was a better option for our not well prepaired body. We’ve read your blog, what an aventure! Hope you enjoyed Arcachon area with his huge dune. You should be in Britany area by now, an advice: stop at Mont St-Michel. Good luck for your trip!

    Keep in touch

    • Hi Vincent and Céline
      Nice to hear from you and of course we remember you! I am glad that you had a nice ride and happy that you missed the horrible section of road between Hendaye and San Sebastian! Hope to see you in Australia soon.
      Best Wishes
      Michael

  5. As always you three rock. And, Mic – your hair is getting long, I think we’re on our way to dreadlock land! 🙂

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