The Path Less Ridden

Paris, London and the End

After a restful Christmas, we took a weeks’ break from the bikes and headed down to the Alps. Not much snow at the moment we were there, so there wasn’t a huge amount of skiing, but the views over the mountains made up for it.

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We took a day trip out to the tiny village of Bonneval-sur-Arc, near the Italian border. It was part of the ancient duchy of Savoy, only incorporated into France in 1860, and retains much of the classic alpine architectural style.

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Arriving in Paris, we were still battling the cumulative fatigue of 9 months of travel, but we did manage some exploring of the more famous sights.

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Finally, it was time to face reality and stop delaying the inevitable end of the trip. A quick (and freezing cold) trip north to Calais took us to the Channel Ferry, and the final country of the trip – England. The white cliffs of Dover welcomed us in the distance.

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A quick ride through the English countryside took us to London. We only stayed a few days to celebrate the end of the trip, as we’ve both passed visited many times before.

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And after ten months on the road, we reached the finish line that I’d had in mind for over three years. Quiet Sunday morning (lack of) traffic let us stop on Westminster Bridge and take these.

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And with that, dear readers, the trip from Sydney to London by motorcycle is officially finished!

 

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4 thoughts on “Paris, London and the End

  1. Mum and Dad

    To use that overdone expression, this really has been the trip of a lifetime. Congratulations on an amazing achievement. You have both experienced an extraordinary adventure. Now just come home and give us both a great big hug! Lots of love…

  2. Ben

    I met you both at the adventure travel show in London. It was inspirational talking to you and never forget what an amazing achievement this is in your lives. Safe journey from here, wherever that may be. Two truly lovely people

  3. Charles

    Mate congratulation on what looks like the most amazing adventure and truly a journey of a lifetime.
    I am sure you have learnt and Look forward to catching up over a bee so much and met some amazing people.
    I look forward to catching up over a beer and discovering more.
    Congratulations and well done..

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