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.
If you would like to donate please click the button below:
- $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):
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!!!
Thanks Julz! The video seems to be a big hit! Hope parenting 2 is going ok!
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
Thanks! We think she is pretty cool!
Lovely interview :). Keep on blogging
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
I hadn’t noticed her face! You are right there is some sort of moment of realisation. Since then she has told me a few times that Granja means farm.
Way to go! You guys are amazing. Big hug to sweet Amaya!
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.
This is the first time I’ve had a chance to “meet” Amaya. So cute and looks so much like her Mum and Dad. Awesome blog you three!
Glad you like our blog! Hope all is well and no doubt you will get to meet Amaya in the near future.
As always you three rock. And, Mic – your hair is getting long, I think we’re on our way to dreadlock land! 🙂
Thanks groupie! You think I should go for it with the dreads?