Jeremiah Watt Cycling around God's Creation

long distance bicycle touring

Blog 1- Kilts & Shamrocks Tour

The Kilts and Shamrocks Tour- commences Monday, May 6th of 2019. If all goes well, meaning that I am not turned into a hood ornament along the way. Then the trip begins in Dublin, Ireland, and the ride starts by heading north towards Belfast. Once we are far enough north to hitch a ride on a ferry I will get over to Isle of Man, ride its length north and then a second ferry to get to the coast of Wales. The plan is to ride the tiny back roads, so the going may be a wee bit slow. In the UK they have these remote cabins or cottages called Bothies, I plan on sleeping in a few if at all possible.

Credit for the image goes to Dmitrij Paskevic.

From Wales we ride south basically, a few spots I would like to hit like Snowdonia, and Cardiff by the sea for instance. On into England and further south, heading towards the coast someplace near say Plymouth. From that point we turn to the east now and ride on or close to the south coast all the way round until we hit Hadrians Wall and cross over the border into Scotland.

Credit for the image goes to Bjorn Snelders and Unsplash image service.

Before I cross over into Tartan and Bagpipe country, Colleen will fly over and meet up with me in England’s Lake District, we will spend a week or so touring around and enjoying some time together. Once I get started into Scotland, its up around the east coast crossing up over the top and headed back towards Scotlands western coast. I will finda ferry to once again take me back over to the northern end of Ireland.

Thanks to Unsplash and photographer John Finn for a western Ireland image.

After blog post 1- all images for better or worse will be my own and not used from the photo service known as Unsplash. The end game is to ride around the western coast region of Ireland and on into the south, where Colleen will again fly over and join me for a week or so or relax and enjoy some time together. It will feel good to pry the cycling foam out of the crack of my butt for a week I am sure. After Mom leaves, I will continue on and eventually make my way to Dublin once again, dismantle my bike and get headed home. I have to say thanks to our very loyal customers who keep our business going and who tolerate my absence. Thanks to the friends and fans who follow along, take a moment to comment and make the whole trip more enjoyable. And I have to say thanks to the Lord above, who sustains me on a trip such as this.

JW- self portrait in Jahyece, Bosnia, part of the “Round the World” Tour.

22 Responses to “Blog 1- Kilts & Shamrocks Tour”

  1. Neil Watt

    Morning Jeremiah, Hope you made it to Dublin ok. Part of me wishes I were there but then my butt and hams say you’re nuts. So I will watch and pray from a distance but I know how confident you are that the Lord will watch over you and that is great. Have fun, meet some neat people and smell the roses. Big Bro

  2. Otis Wayne Moon

    yes you do… always thoughts and prayers for safe trip

  3. Emma Francis

    Hi Jeremiah, I’m Nigel’s other half. I was so interested in reading about your upcoming trip, it sounds fantastic! Hadrians cycle way is wonderful, and if you get to cycle past the poppy fields, it is very humbling and peaceful. You can almost feel the Lords presence. Hopefully I can get to meet you and possibly cycle a short distance with you. Take care, Emma

  4. Mark Stewart

    What a fantastic trip lays ahead of you Jeremiah! Looking forward to the pictures and your blogs, safe travels.

  5. Hindrik Van Dijken

    Dear Jeremiah, good to hear from you. Blessings for you and your loved ones , for this new adventure . Remember: the Good Shepherd goes before His sheep…He has already been where we will go. That He may guide you and Colleen on this trip also.
    Your friend from Holland.. we met in Voronetz Romania some years ago…i will be there in july speaking at a youthcamp.

  6. Otis Moon

    Good luck and cant wait to follow along with you

  7. Jeremiah Watt-saddlemaker

    Hey Jerry, glad your along for the ride. I will let you know when I am on a particular tough hill, and you can drink an extra BEER for me to slack my thirst.

  8. Bob Skene

    Looking forward to travelling along with my favourite blogger, again!

  9. Candy Diaz

    So happy to see you will be on the road again! Can’t wait to read about your travels. Be safe!

  10. Rachel Ross

    I’m excited to follow your journey again, Jeremiah! Have a wonderful trip. God bless you and keep you safe!

  11. Larkin & Bev

    We will keep you in our prayers and we look forward to the awesome pictures. Love you stay safe

  12. Jerry

    God speed and I look forward to the posts. You are an inspiration…. if this old hairy legged bicycle pumper can tour on a bike, surely I can drink a few extra beers! Ride safe.

  13. Greg Black

    Sounds like a loose agenda Jeremiah, my froend. You are doing it right, and in for a serious treat. I was fortunate to spend four years in the Isles when I was younger. I’m jealous, and will be hanging on every word you type. Be safe & God bless y’all!

  14. Darren Ramalho

    I’m excited to follow you on this journey. It’ll bring back great memories from our 2007 trip! Praying for your safety and for the opportunity for you to share the gospel!

It would be great to hear from you!

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