We thought it would be fun to show you a few of the things we have been carrying in the panniers for our bike trip.
Order: From the top left, down, and then round in a circle (that’ll be anti clockwise)
Insulative jacket – the Finisterre Nimbus is worn and enjoyed every day on the trip so far (except for this last week in Costa Rica!) perfect for cycling first thing in the morning, and sitting around the campfire in the evenings. http://www.finisterreuk.com
Bike helmet – safety first
Water bottle – mmmmm man I lurve water, can’t seem to be getting enough
Toothbrush – keep those nashers glistening
Toothpaste – ‘no other toothpaste has the unique strong taste of Euthymol’
Razor – silky smooth ; – )
Soap three in one (shampoo, conditioner, body soap) natural, organic, fairtrade- excellent. Dr Bronners
Moisturiser and cleanser from Dr Hauschka – my all time favourite, got a salon size tube of the cleanser for the trip. http://www.drhauschka.com
Mirror and two lipsticks – pink or red depending on the occasion, for parties and special occasions
Fairy glitter – donated by little Mid for when I really want to sparkle
Silver bangles from godmother Sara Spridgen for when we go out to dinner
Mooncup – every girl needs one! Check out the tampon vs mooncup rap here and the mooncup video here http://youtu.be/9zj4NhC8ahM
Neoprene swimsuit – handmade especially for me by Neon Wetsuits in Newquay, Cornwall – thanks Elsie http://neonwetsuits.com/
Goggles – birthday present from Nayfe and Rhiannon last September – great design – goodbye goggle rings round eyes, hello fish.
Tent – perfect size, weight, design
Sleeping bag – as above
Thermarest – Christmas present 2011 from brother Jack, well chosen Jacko – no need to have a full length – save the space instead.
High vis jacket – great for tunnels, bridges and foggy days
Emergency essence – stay calm, clear and cool
Citronella spray – keep the mosquitoes at bay
Tea Tree cream
Paw Paw – bought over from Aus by Martin Whittacker aka Lovechild – great for saddle sores, mosquito bites and generally fixing yourself.
Sunblock – http://www.seventyone-percent.com/
Handy Man – borrowed from my darling brother Jack, although he doesn’t know it yet… Jack, it is cool if we borrow this?
In Pursuit Of Outstanding stickers (1.5″) to give to people as we go – logo designed by Geoff McFeteridge, put together with font by Nayfe SJ, printed in Vancouver, delivery and distribution by Ross and me.
Camera – the incredible Olympus Tough, wicked all rounder – waterproof, digital, auto/manual settings, multi lenses.