Latest Update (as at 30/1/11):

Location: London. Back.

Total Distance Cycled: 10,325km
Days Biking: 140
Longest Day: 174km (2/12/10)

Sunday 14 February 2010

The wheels on the bus...

went round and round for many hours! We have so far completed 34, sixty minute stretches of glam 'Andesmar' bus transportation in order to get to the biking start line. On Tuesday we will add another 12. And boy is it glam. On the first journey we were able to lie back completely flat, on the second almost the whole way and it was all really very comfy. (Additional space was made for the unnecessarily tall Mr Philip Bingham with the cunning use of bike panniers behind his head). This outstanding luxury was supplemented by regular feedings and onboard DVD entertainment.

Phil has told you all about the wounderful scenery (which was wonderful)...I was charmed by the onboard trays! Food was served on trays that had a smell so unique and so extraordinary that I will never forget it. It was a heady mix of lavatory cleaner and damp towel. It overwhelmed everything. And the smell informed the food...we had bran biscuits and tray, cheese and ham rolls and tray, cheese and ham pastries and tray, cheese and ham with chicken and tray and cheese and ham mini bites with tray. (Cheese and ham also a BIG feature). Wine and coffee also came accompanied by tray and somehow it sort of impregnated our clothes. By the second bus journey (after all that amazing wildlife at the Peninsula Valdes) we were laughing so hard at the very sight of the trays that the other passengers looked quite bemused. Eau de tray...they should bottle it. I've been dreadfully afraid of mossie bites on this trip but I now know I've found the solution. NOTHING would bite a person who smelt of an Andesmar tray. Tuesday can't some soon enough.

Tres bon. x


  1. loving the photos. Good seals, pengus and amazing seeing you out with the Tarts! Small world indeed! Enjoy the pedalling. Lexy says" Be careful Ding!"

  2. simply MUST get me some of that Eau de Tray...tray bon!

  3. Keep the photos coming! Those steaks are mouth-watering and yes, I was waiting for that Welsh flag. Naomi's enjoying the photos too. Good luck - we're watching.