Changes are afoot
ch ch changes
Turn and face the strange
ch ch changes
Don’t want to be a richer man
Just gonna be a different man
Time may change me
But I cant trace time (lyrics from David Bowie – Changes )
So changes are the theme of my life at the moment
I have 12 working days left till retirement from full time work.
By mid June I will be back in the UK on the Mighty Breva for chapter 3 of my Moto Guzzi European Adventure
Tracing my Celtic heritage and Celtic history in Wales, Cornwall, Galicia, Brittany and Ireland.
Riding the Haute Pyrenees/Altos Pireneos
becoming more adventurer and less piecemeal
more spontaneous and less planned
more in the moment.
There is a strange mixture of excitement and trepidation coursing through me
from the anticipation
ch ch changes
in front of me
16 thoughts on “Ch Ch Changes (with apologies to David Bowie)”
Congratulations on your retirement! What an exciting stage in your life. Your trip to trace your heritage sounds wonderful! I suspect you are going to like being an adventurer!!
Adventuring has always been part of me. Now it will be a bigger part
Have a marvellous trip! I managed to visit many of places I lived at when a child but have yet to make it to Great Britain to trace my roots there.
I was in Ireland nearly 20 years ago. My Great Grandparent came from Cork to Kalgoorlie, Australia in the 1870s. It was a moving experience. I bought a pair of Irish sailing boots at O’Cahills shoe shop in Cork. Cahill is my family name.
I cannot wait to hear of your travels, of your personal growth (learning that you don’t NEED step by step planning; I have a hard time with that one) and your stories of adaptation and being FREE. Look at you in your suit! I love the stark difference of when you are all work and then all play, when you are in your gear (and the visible happiness in your demeanor!) Ireland, : ) I want to go there to see the beauty , and to Scotland. June is coming up! Congrats on your upcoming retirement.
Thanks – exciting times ahead for sure
it will be wonderful : )
Sounds like an amazing way to be Mick! Your free spirit released! Wonder if you’re meeting up with our Irish friends? Have a wonderful trip and we look forward to seeing you here later. I’m currently in Calgary. xx
Thanks Jude, Canada hey well you do get around. Not quite about who to see in Ireland. Thats not till Sept so still some planning to do
Hey Mick….not so piecemeal after all! I think you have always been the adventurer….the piecemeal bit was just to keep the spirit at bay….till now….unleash the adventurer and fly with the wind….will miss you in the UK this year but will keep in touch, we will probably get back into Melbourne around the same time….safe rides!
Thanks Usman. We will have to do a ride when I get back
All the best on your retirement, enjoy the journey.
Thanks George I will be arriving in Ireland on 25 August. Would be great to share a black beer with you
Look forward to it.
Late to the party, but congratulations on your retirement! Your travels sound wonderful and I look forward to reading about them! 🏍🌞
Thanks for your kind words and I’m looking fwd to many more travels