Climbing in Ireland

In the last year and a half I’ve only had two short trips home to my native Ireland. I love heading back home and catching up with family and friends but it happens way too seldom. This time around we planned to stay a full two weeks to really make the most of our time…

Dubai – Almost Home

We got through Melbourne Airport with relative ease. Our luggage was still over the weight limit but they let us through anyway.  Once past the security gate we sat down and relaxed, waiting for our flight. It was 2am and we had been awake all day. No rest for the wicked though, we still had…

Melbourne

We arrived at Auckland airport with a sick feeling in our stomachs. Getting the bikes onto the shuttle bus was hard enough but now we had to check everything in knowing we were way overweight. We just hoped that the person at the desk would let us through without having to pay the fine but…

Mt Cook Village

We had made it to Queenstown but by this stage time was against us. In two and a half weeks we had to be in Auckland for the first of our flights back home. This left some time for more cycling but not a lot so we got the guide books out and started researching…