Some 7 months ago a couchsurfer surfed our couch, the young Frenchman was on a long walk preparing himself for the great adventure he was planning. At the end of the school year he would give up his work in a school in Brittany, give away all his belongings and then start of for a journey without real itinerary or end date…

We kept in touch through the internet by means of his blog: http://carnets-virtuels.org/ and last week he arrived back at our place. He started of in the south of France where his mother lives and since did some 1400 km by foot, some 400 km in a canoe and hitchhiked some 400 km too.

He is planning to go to the pole circle to see some Northern lights. To get there in time for that, he was thinking about buying a cheap bicycle to continue his road towards Denmark.

Last time he visited us he borrowed my mom’s old bicycle and thinking about this inspired me. I had a proposition for Tchey by the time he arrived at our place: I decided to give my mom’s old bike a spirit and a new life. I baptised the bike “Yvonne” after my mother, offered it to Tchey in exchange for the promise to send me pictures from Yvonne from time to time and to look for a worthy new owner for her if the time comes he wouldn’t need the bike anymore. Tchey accepted the offer in gratitude and made Prince Yvonne his bikes new name.

Yesterday Tchey and Prince Yvonne took of for the big adventure…

To be continued.

18/11/2012 first pictures :

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102133524748560091096/posts/jhhPWNrGHwW

20/11/2012 arriving in Germany :

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102133524748560091096/posts/2cdveEnh6kb

Tchey and Prince Yvonne arrived early december in Aälborg in Denmark and start having some difficulties continuing in the snow, so maybe the time has arrived for Tchey to look for another compagnon for Prince Yvonne… They did some 1600 km together, not bad at all !!!

Arriving in Denmark in Tönder.

Prince Yvonne next to the statues Men at the Sea in Esbjerg (Denmark) place we recommended to Tchey, because we were there during our cycling trip in Denmark in 2009. Prince Yvonne next to the statues Men at the Sea in Esbjerg (Denmark) place we recommended to Tchey, because we were there during our cycling trip in Denmark in 2009.

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