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 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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Montevideo

26/03/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad I’ve had some folks, over the last few days, rebuking me for not posting anything for some time. So sorry but I’ve been very busy sitting in a hostel staring at my laptop for the last 10 days. Initially it was about applying for jobs here teaching English. This…

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Colonia del Sacramento

26/03/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad My time in Colonia del Sacramento turned out to be a bit longer than planned due to mi amigo, el viento. (the wind, along with a lot of rain) A good job as it turned out as I happened to meet some interesting folks there and the city, albeit…

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Inspirations

05/03/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad I’m often asked what got me to start this adventure/disaster and it’s been strange as to how and why it all came about. I’ve always been someone who has to be doing things and I get very bored incredibly quickly. Consequently, I went through my working life, having no…

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Argentina v Spain

04/03/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad I’m almost at the end of my 90 day visa in Argentina so I thought I’d do a comparison of the country to Spain. How do they get on? I’ve not mentioned the people of the respective countries as the more I travel, the more it becomes obvious that…

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Mercedes and onwards.

26/02/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad I left Mercedes after really enjoying the city, and headed for San Antonio de Areco. It wasn’t that far which was a good job as the wind was, as was becoming a regular occurrence, against. By now I was not too far, (less than 200kms) from Buenos Aries with…

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Guinea pigs!

16/02/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad One post, or a part of a post, I have been considering was going to be about the incredible amount of roadkill I see whilst riding, and it is a lot. I’m sure everyone will be happy that I haven’t taken photos as it’s a bit grizzly and the…

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