Hit the Road, Jac!

Hit the Road, Jac!

by Jacqui Furneaux

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BN ID: 2940162151715
Publisher: Lost Classics Book Company dba Road Dog Publicatio
Publication date: 06/08/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Seven years, twenty countries, no plan.
How it started . . . 

In 1998, after bringing up a family and enjoying a lifetime career as a nurse and health visitor in the UK, I set out on a year’s journey, on my own for the first time ever, having always been someone’s daughter, little sister, or wife. I started backpacking in Thailand and explored many South East Asian countries armed only with wide-open eyes and a guide book. Six months into the trip and feeling quite the adventurous explorer, I went to Pakistan and then to Rajasthan, India, where I met a Dutchman who was travelling on an Enfield Bullet motorbike. He fired my imagination with tales of the open road.

I returned to the UK, but I found it hard to settle down, as I really liked travelling, and although at my age I really should have known better, I set off again, this time combining my love of travel with my other passion . . . motorcycling. I’d owned various Japanese motorbikes over the years since passing my test at the age of twenty-four but had never had an Enfield!

Exchanging guide books for road maps, for my fiftieth birthday I bought a brand new 500cc Enfield Bullet in India and rode it, initially alongside the Dutchman who had suggested the idea. He was seventeen years younger than me, and I thought the adventure might last six months, at most. None of it was planned. I would not have dreamed I’d be having this chance of a lifetime when I should have been saving for my retirement. But life’s too short not to take a chance.

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