Sunday, 23 November 2014

Friends and Strangers

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
As the clock ticks down to when we fly out of Manchester to start the trip; thoughts move to the people we will be leaving behind and also of the people we haven't met yet.

While we are away we will be interacting with so many different people and at some point we'll have to rely on some of these people. There will be the people we ask for simple directions or a recommendation for things to see and do.  Others we might need something more vital, maybe we'll need a lift because we can't ride the distance in time for whatever reason or the weather has turned on us and we need a place to shelter for a short time.  In all of these situations we will be relying on the kindness of strangers.

There will also be times when we need to rely on the kindness of our friends and family.  Be it a simple email telling us how things are back in Dear Old Blighty or some of you kind folks might be able to point us in the direction of a brilliant cycling route that is off the beaten track but unmissable if we are in the area.  A few others may want to put us up for a couple nights if we find ourselves round your neck of the woods.  Also, some of you might have folks we can hook up with as we pass through.  If any of this interests you then head over to the maps page and write a comment about where to go or see, who to stay with or any other suggestion.

Over the next couple of years we're going to try and log as much of this as possible.  Get photos of the people we meet and make a note on our map how and where people helped us out.  Hopefully this way we'll be able to let all the friends and family at home know that we are being looked after, and that strangers are indeed just friends we haven't yet met.

1 comment:

  1. We've just been contacted back from a family in San Francisco and we are going to stay with them on our first night in the states. Very excited!!!