Ace Cafe to Bouillon (Belgium)
Well here we go again the first day of three months of travel. Several of the guys came down to see us off; many thanks to Alan, Clive, Johno (Aus), Johno(Maidenhead), Mike, Jack & Jackie. It was a great way to start a new trip reminding me of some of the fantastic times and great people with whom I've been lucky enough to share my travels. Used the tunnel this time very efficient but a bit boring, in fact you could say that about the whole day - in its defence the idea is to get to Istanbul as fast as we can so I guess that is gonna mean mostly fast motorway miles. The destination Bouillon was worth it though, this is a brill spot. It must be near ideal as a first night destination, a good days ride from London - about 350 miles, situated on a pretty river and with sufficient touristy style delights to allow a gradual introduction into the travellers world. I suspect we'll be back here again....