Ex workaholic PGA golf professional and individual always scared of the thought of retirement suddenly discovers the idea of cycle touring. I have always loved travel and think the ideal speed to actually observe things is at the speed of a bicycle. A complete novice in this regard I expect the road to be rough, metaphorically as well as literally at times, but the enjoyment, when things are working well, immense. My intention is to visit as many countries that will have me and keep going until I 'fall off the perch!'. Lots of people tell me that they think I'm too old to be doing this. My reply is that this is what's going to keep me young. (I hope) I'm having to learn loads of new skills with regards to technology, creating this website for one and film editing next so that I can blog and vlog my way round the world. There will be Youtube soon, firstly for my Grandchildren, and then for the rest of the family, my many friends, and anyone else who needs some inspiration. I sincerely hope I will be able to provide that. Please come along for the ride vicariously, you will be a lot safer than me I'm sure. Cheers and I hope you enjoy, Simon 'Wardy' Ward.

Montevideo to Zarate

15/09/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad My journey from Montevideo to the farm near Zarate was going to be spread over three days. Mathias drove me to the outskirts of the city, saving me about 20 kms which was a big help as I still had over 100 kms to go to the hotel I’d…

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Busy making what?

07/07/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad In a recent post I was able to show off the first stage of my fitting out of the storeroom that’s situated just behind the bakery. Previously the room was untidy to say the least, with boxes full of all sorts chucked on the floor as there was no…

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Mr DIY 2019!

19/05/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad I’ve been at the farm in the outskirts of Montevideo for two weeks now and it’s time for an update. I love this place and my hosts are fantastic. My ‘chicken trailer’ is surprisingly comfortable and warm, the food is great and plentiful, and my project regarding turning a…

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Durazno Zoo

09/04/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad From just the 2 cats, there are now 2 cats, 10 chicks and Vaquita the Border Collie who is great company and a real bundle of energy. The next morning Fede called in and we set off for the livestock market in the pickup. The pickup, or maybe it…

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The farm in Durazno, early days.

04/04/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad The farm. I described it in my previous post as an ‘overgrown sub-tropical jungle’. I estimated it to be approx. 120 metres long and about 15 metres wide, sandwiched between two other properties, with no other dwellings close by. I’ve just found out from Fede that at the end…

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Montevideo to Durazno with added Pit Bull!

02/04/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad The journey from Montevideo to Durazno to get to my placement volunteering on a farm there was difficult to say the least. My hosts Fede, short for Federico, and Fefe, short for Stephanie, were hosting a couple there through ‘Warmshowers’, which is the cycling equivalent of ‘Couchsurfing’. The invitation…

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