Monthly archive September, 2014
Caught on camera

Caught on camera

We don’t often lament our inability to take a decent photograph. Our point-and-click Panasonic and Ruth’s iPhone well enough serve their purpose – not creating wonderful, fit-for-print photographs but collecting a series of aides-mémoire, snapshots to jog our recall of sights and experiences we could never tame with a camera. We trust our memories to...
In Panama

In Panama

Panamá, Panamá, Panamá. So good they named it thrice. In what might be useful pub-quiz knowledge if Latin America had such a thing as pub quizzes, the country, its largest province and its capital city all share the same name. Granted, this useless trivia isn’t the most interesting thing about what the anglophone world knows...
Last, we take Manhattan

Last, we take Manhattan

As much as this trip might seem to be meandering along with no real purpose or end in sight, we now know when we’ll be coming home. Tickets purchased, we’ll be heading back to London from New York City towards the end of April 2015, and are aiming to arrive in New York about a...
Month 14

Month 14

10 August – 9 September 2014 Countries Colombia, Panama & Costa Rica (total 11) Distance 1,450.86km (total 16,007.16km) Climb 12,542m (total 155,127m) Longest day 147.17km, Santiago de Tolú to Cartagena de Indias in Colombia (longest so far: 160.11km) Top speed 66.5kmh (fastest so far: 67.4kmh) Punctures 1 (total 24; Will leads 17-7) Touring cyclists encountered...
Snaps - August 2014

Snaps – August 2014

A day late, our monthly collection of holiday snaps for which we couldn’t find a place elsewhere on this site. Previous months in this ‘Snaps’ series can be found by clicking here; and there are hundreds more pictures on our Flickr page.     Medellín’s Feria de las Flores (Festival of the Flowers) is one...