Sea story: Valencia oranges (1976)

It had been cold and rainy, typical for the Mediterranean in late February, but when we pulled into Valencia, Spain, the sun came out for a while. The air was still cool, so I knew that this was going to be wonderful bicycling weather. By now, I had ridden my new bicycle in four countries. The streets of Toulon, Naples, Piraeus, Barcelona and Palma de Majorca were familiar to me. I knew almost nothing about Valencia, but from the charts I could tell that the topography by the coast was gentle. Continue reading

Armchair travel: Riding the rivers of Europe.

Last week, readers of The Freewheeling Freelancer (including many of  you) wrapped up a ride along the Camino de Santiago and around Portugal and Spain. Right now, I am planning to revisit a six-month ride along the great rivers of Europe three years ago. This is also a good point to ask you what you would like to read next on that blog.

Meanwhile, this blog continues to carry sea stories (nonfiction) and short stories (fiction). Please use the comments section below or the contact form to let me know if you would like to read something different.

As usual, the articles there will alternate with the stories here, so you can travel with me across time and space each week.

Next week, a sea story here about Valencia and oranges. .

Thanks,

JT.