Leaving dinner curtosy of the Bruce Stoners
… and the perfect leaving gift
Abec 11 Flywheels – I’m not skating a rink here. Crossing boarders requires the Real Wheels
The real wheels
Mercury Bearings – My first choice for the long push
First fall on day 3
My first fall
straight flat and smooth
One long smooth cycle path
Ze Germans…. 1939 shell from ww2
a 1939 german ww2 shell found in lower Normandy
the new route…
Some a so smooth
all terrain – thank you Abec 11!
others are not!
Assume position – EV1
Strapped up, strapped in and rolling
Full steam down the EV1 – AWESOME day!
Resting up for the day. Camping very wild
Setting down for another wild nigh
Ouch… my poor toes
not what I call skate friendly
There’s always a safer option
Mario Kart tar slicks
Mario Kart oil slicks
Need a hand fella?
a monster stag beetle catught on a plughole hair
Free at last!
free at last, FREE AT LAST…
My first Opinel. Hey kids!….
My first Opinel locking blade penknife. Designed specifically for kids with a brightly coloured handle
80’s Relault chiq – the Alpine
Retro french auto cool
So close, yet so far
Close… yet so far
and now skateboards
Dont forget us skaters!
Pleasing on the eyes, not on the board
the Brest Canal – thank god for Flywheels
Close friends and one long goodbye
my first proper meal after falling ill for the first week.
30 min noodles
30min noodles, chorizo and nuts. a standard on the long push
skating the coastline
Welcome to the atlantic coast – Pornic beach
Pornic beach – Hello Atlantic coast
My feet in the sand for the first time in 13 years
my sand in my toes for the first time in 13 years
licorice tea on the boil
liqorice tea on the boil
Not suitable for Skateboards
it’s not a selfie if it’s not pointing at me!
Goodbye pretty Redon, onto the Brest canal
An evening of fine food, fine wine, fine art and fine company
Paella… how did they know?
Jacques Pasquier and David Lewis – creative thinktank
David Lewis’s splatter tray is art in itself.
and into the Wilderness again
Longboarding is HUGE in Rennes
A pleasure on the eyes, not on the board
an evening with the local crazies
In an alladins cave of drunken hoarding
My GPS isn’t the most accurate
Pretty sure I can find a better route
signposted from Oho Beach
My toes in the sand for the first time in 13 years
Hello Atlantic coast – Pornic Beach
Guns in all the wrong places
Making my way down the EV1
leaving civilisation, en route to the Brest canal
the obligatory shadow shot
Oho Beach – all mine for 1 night
a Perfect start to the day but… No coffee!!!
WTF?? a Random gift from a beautiful stranger. Hot coffee
An otter… believe it or not
a midway shout out from Thrill Mag
a room with a view for the night
Day done, food in, spot found
No filters required – some camp spots were simply perfect
Laylas pool… what an invitation!
Very nearly stepped on this thing
two blades of grass and a stick hogging the focus of my evenings view of the mountains I skated over only hours before
You n Me baby! Tomorrow. I’ll see you at 2pm ;)
a perfect spot for a break
another rough path. Keep pushing Michael
a helping hand from old friends
You n Me baby!! tomorrow! 2pm!
a flock of flamingoes at Narbonne…. I kid you not.
Spot the mega toads of Blagnac
a headwind of 62mph in Carcassan – Time for the train
Another river, this one goes into the med.
Another beautiful canal, another long hot day
My first real close up of the Med in 13 years
Just another beautiful afternoon in northern Spain
Need to be down there with a fishing rod and a cold beer!
It’s not always smooth sailing
Just another smooth, long, sunny skate…. oh well
An oasis, Just when I needed one
an oasis, just when I need one
the blue lagoon- no filters required
a gift at the end of a very hot day
image for the Agen Journal
the image for the Agen Journal
Mans. One guy on a tour de france… on a unicycle
Leaving the mark of precision engineering
Some friendly help along the way – simply the best sausages in town
a HUGE milestone
a HUGE milestone
a free glas of ice cold water, a donation to the charty and a complementary ticket to the Dali museum
my 1 day off as a tourist
think i’ve found the inspiration for the dome at Privilige
the only thing that was melting in the museum
my planning fails me one last time
My ticket to ride the final few KM
my first sight of the White Isle
an early landing at Ibiza Town port
Rolling into Ibiza Town
some worthy product placement
MY BOX!!!!!!! the moment I get back to being myself again. Fresh clothes
A final shout from Thrill Mag
My first ibiza feed up – thank you Miss Marron xx
Time to top up the tan lines
40 days with a single wash
My camp spot for the night. All mine!
out of the room… look right
our view from our private beach in Portinaxt
just didn’t want to miss a sunset…. magical
Damian…. what the fuck would I have done without Damian?
DJ Ben Santiago and the Lovely Laura – amazing talent, great supporters of the trip,a beautiful couple, my hosts for a night and suppliers of fine food
The only flyer I was given in 20 days… spooky!
Dan Lovely guy! just can’t decide on an outfit.- one of my hosts for the final few days
The only part of Privilege that gets used now Manumission has died. Viva la Candy Room
My entrance to Manumission, so many memories
Danny Gould bringing down the sun at Mambos
Lady Lisa – Queen of Clockwork
This is normally where people eat…
a Sunset… courtesy of Clockwork Orange
So…. Es Paradis is shit is it?
He can’t believe it either
I love this pic! – spreading the love – Clockwork Orange at Es Paradis
Yup…. Brandon Block. Obviously!
the Orange Army pumping life back into Es Paradis
Just a good without colour
Clockwork Orange 21st Anniversary
Wow!!…. Water party!! Quick!!… everyone get the hell outta here
I’m on top of the WORLD!!!
Meeting up with new friends at Es Paradis
Andy Manston and Tall Paul on the decks at The final Clockwork Orange event at Nassau Beach
the crowd slowly reaching the dancefloor
No way!! a good looking version of Hugh Jackman?
Danny Clockwork – the party starter
Early doors at Nassau Beach
Tall Paul Rocking the decks