In 1998 after years of being a housewife, nurse and health visitor,
I set out on a year’s journey, on my own for the first time.
I started backpacking in Thailand and explored many South-East
Asian countries armed with the ubiquitous Lonely Planet guide
book. Six months into the trip and feeling quite the adventurous
explorer, I went to Pakistan and India before returning to the
UK. But I found I really liked travelling and although at my age
I really should have known better, I set off again combining my
love of travel with my other passion… motorcycling.
Exchanging guide books for road maps, for my 50th birthday I bought
a 500cc Enfield Bullet in India and set off again, initially with
the Dutchman who had suggested the idea. None of it was planned.
I would not have dreamed I’d be having this chance of a
lifetime when I should have been saving for my retirement. But
life’s too short not to take a chance…