EUROPE 2020




In the early autumn of 2019, still ruled by an unquenchable wanderlust and desire to see the world on horseback, Vlad and I sold almost everything we owned, gave up the safety and security of our settled lives in Cornwall, packed our few remaining belongings, three horses, mule, and wolf into a lorry and set off for the Iberian Peninsula We spent a warmer, drier winter in lovely Portugal preparing for the next big adventure: a 3000+ mile long trans-European ride to Romania. 

We were all ready to set off in mid March, but on the day we were due to leave, Spain declared a state of emergency and closed it's borders. Shortly afterwards Portugal went into lockdown. By the time the borders re-opened and restrictions were lifted, it was too hot and too dry to set off so the journey was postponed until spring 2021.


We were all ready to set off in mid March, but on the day we were due to leave Spain declared a state of emergency and closed it's borders. Shortly afterwards Portugal went into lockdown. By the time the borders re-opened and restrictions were lifted, it was too hot and too dry to set off so the journey was postponed until spring 2021.