For those who may be interested pretty soon we are going to be starting a road trip. We are going to blog about it most days, along with photographs, so there will be regular updates here and on facebook.
We will be picking up a Triumph Bonneville America in Swindon and riding it to Lesvos. It’s going by way of London, we have a few things to attend to before hitting the road, but by 14th we should be well on our way.
There is of course a reason for this apart from the fun of it all. We find ourselves living partly in Greece and partly in Turkey. In Turkey there is a good public transport system, this is not the case on Lesvos, so it is in Greece that we need a vehicle. The Harley is Turkish registered, trying to take it permanently to Greece would be a nightmare we do not even want to think about, so in time we’ll part with the Harley, and the UK registered Triumph will become Greek registered. We intend to complete the registration process before March of next year, after then things might get more complex and we might as well take full advantage of EU membership while we can.
We will worry about the registration process when we get to Lesvos, there will be paperwork and expenses, but it does not look too hard. Until then we get all the fun of the road and the delights of France and Italy. More on this as it unfolds.