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  • Talk about The Accidental Pilgrim

    Just a brief note to let you know that I will soon be giving a talk in Santa Fe - with photographs and readings - about the cycling trip from Northern Ireland to northern Italy that became The Accidental Pilgrim.

    It’s on Saturday, April 2nd at 5pm, at The Travel Bug cafe and bookshop, 839 Paseo de Peralta (between Alameda and Palace).

    You can find out more about the cycling, the places, and the mad saint, and hear select passages from the book.

    So if you’re in northern New Mexico and would like to come along, you’d be more than welcome.

  • Ice Station Reindeer

    Dave Walsh reporting from Lapland for GreenpeaceSo it’s cold here (and beautiful, now the sun’s come out), but it’s not as cold as some places.

    My friend Dave Walsh, ardent adventurer that he is, will be spending the next month or so inside the Arctic Circle.

    He’s working on a campaign for Greenpeace, protesting the logging in the Sami Reindeer Forests of Northern Lapland.

    He’s writing the campaign’s blog, and I’m sure he’d appreciate a visit, especially as it’s St Patrick’s Day.

  • Out like a lion

    I was down in Albuquerque on Saturday, and it was hot - mid 70s and sunny.

    This was quite a change from the cold and snowy experience in England and Ireland. Crocuses and daffodils are peeping up here in Santa Fe, and I was warm when I was out on the bike over the weekend.

    That’s all changed now.

  • Back from the auld sod

    Just back from Dublin, and still jetlagged and confused, so I’ll keep this brief.

    Had a fine time with the folks in England, and with the friends in Dublin. Unseasonably cold in England (Trafalgar Square in driving snow was a new experience), and unseasonably dry in Ireland.

    No surprise then, to return to Santa Fe to clouds and rain.

  • New edition of The Accidental Pilgrim

    Just a quick note to let you know that the smaller paperback edition of the first book is out now.

    Should be reasonably easy to get hold of in Ireland, and in an increasing number of places in the UK (a search in a Waterstones in London revealed copies in half a dozen branches in London, and in many other cities besides).

    I’ll update the purchasing page on the site when the online retailers update their inventory.