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Turkey: Lucy the Street Dog

Wake up to Puppies!

What better way to commence your day than to discover adorable cute puppies with their mommy!  Then to cycle past children and have them running after to meet Lucy.  A blessed little morning! Today’s panoramic back drop to our cycling is once more beautiful.  And once more I am fatigued, the legs not favoring the

Best Cycling Day Ever!

I awake in the tent at 4 am with Lucy’s big eyes staring back at me, her face as close as it can get to mine without touching.  Her cuteness makes me laugh.  I love these moments.  I am grateful to the UK’s pet immigration’s rule book. That Lucy must serve this 3 month quarantine

To Suffer

I don’t know how I’m going to make Hatay.  I feel broken.  The flat road I had been praying for has greeted me in return with a head wind so strong I can barely turn the pedals.  I feel embarrassed and wonder what people think as I cycle alongside them at the same speed as

We cycled 85 miles in one day!

Turkey’s nation wide, ‘Lets Feed Ishbel Must Get Her Fat’ campaign was gaining momentum and I enjoyed a big breakfast before we set off.  Thank you to the wonderful Turkish people we are meeting along our way who are so kind and wonderful and generous.   Ishbel HolmesCreator of World Bike Girl, Ishbel is one

Lucy the Protector

We departed our enchanted forest and enjoyed an amazingly flattish 40 km of stopping off at beaches for Lucy to dig holes and for me to stretch out in the sand.  It was a hot day but I was wearing leggings under my skirt as I had been  victim to the strong gusts of wind

Shut Up Legs

I reached the top of the mountain!  So many times the previous day I thought I was reaching this but never did. Hence my celebrations.  The descent was super long and I kept celebrating the whole way down because we were no longer climbing.  I stopped at a beach café at the bottom to get Lucy some Kofte (Turkish meatballs) for her breakfast.  Our server