Tijuana Brass

Well. I know I said there might be problems, but in the end, it was the easiest part of the journey.  After another run (this time along the harbour of San Diego) and, to counter that, the biggest breakfast burrito, we took the trolley to the border. It was an easy crossing.  Of course as … Continue reading Tijuana Brass


So we treated LA just like the great big freeway that Dionne told you it was and San Diego has already turned out to be a great final destination.  From lucking out in a legendary hotel (here's us on the roof terrace)  we had an amazing hour with a local lawyer discussing medieval England in … Continue reading Choice


The plan (you'll recall the plan) had been to dally and then spend a day on a lazy river in one of the very very many water parks that encircle Los Angeles. It was a brilliant plan and it's conception was from a coin toss. Couldn't be more me.  Then I checked and it turns … Continue reading Whims

Abe never came

Well, that was a day of exploring Portland's somewhat deliberately weird side. Started with a second run (5k downhill and then along the riverside park). Here's another map, in case you were wondering. I didn't even try to keep up with CHT and next time I shall revert to wearing headphones so I've got something … Continue reading Abe never came