Thanks for the nice comments. I prefer doing a thread rather than a blog, I find reading blogs gets a bit monotonous I like the banter in a thread. I've done threads on our trips for the last 3 years. This trip appears a bit rushed, tried to do and see too much. We had a hectic week before leaving had been away until late wed night and ferry Sat morning, so took a couple of extra days getting across France. Then we got engrossed in Northern Spain. It was supposed to be a Portugese trip but by the time we got to Portugal we were running out of time. Not even had time to get the bikes out of the garage, most of the places we have been have not really been suitable for cycling so no great loss.