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Santa Barbara, Huntingdon, Newport & Goodbye America…

Alas, in a nondescript Californian rest area we exchanged texts with a few Irish girls we had met previously on our travels and arranged to head to a house party somewhere in Santa Barbara. It had always been our intention … Continue reading

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Laguna Seca MotoGP…

When I first booked up my travels in the States I had one fixed date to keep an eye on – the weekend MotoGP rolled into town in Laguna Seca. As a big fan of the MotoGP championship, and having … Continue reading

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Giant Redwoods, DUIs, and Santa Cruz…

The previous night we had set up camp in an extremely isolated cove, barely fifteen minutes down the road from a bunch of wildfires and without another person in sight. Thankfully we had survived the night fire-free, but the decision … Continue reading

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The Pacific Coast: Portland, Cheesecakes, Highway 101 and a Wildfire…

Our nondescript campsite was memorable for two things: firstly, for the volume of mosquitoes and other insanely frustrating insects, and secondly, for the great repairing of Winty’s punctured airbed. With military precision we (hopefully) prevented any further nights spent sinking … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens

We had a rather considerable lie-in when we woke, Ads commenting that we had clearly been hitting it hard as evinced by our ever-lengthening lie-ins. Thankfully Winty was feeling a little better after a good snooze, so we nipped via … Continue reading

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Seattle: Space Needles, Pike Place Market and the Experience Music Project…

Back on mainland America for the first time in almost a fortnight, we hit the road and began the two-hour, hundred-mile drive down towards Seattle – the city famous for coffee (Starbucks began here), the Pike Place Market, music legends … Continue reading

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Lummi Island Days 10 and 11: Pounding Busch, Beach Parties and Goodbyes…

The morning of our tenth day on Lummi was a comfortably sedate affair. Eden and I dabbled in the existential writings of Albert Camus (The Stranger was book of choice), before en masse we tucked into a breakfast of eggs, … Continue reading

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