Around the World: On a Whim and a Prayer
IRISHMEN Kieran Elliot from Cavan and Patrick Mullen of Dublin on the road on their journey.
THE motorcycles are crated and ready to be transported to across the Pacific Ocean for the next leg of their journey.
By CHRISTINE FLYNN
VANCOUVER – If you’re in need of inspiration to complete your uncompleted bucket list look no further.
Irishmen Kieran Elliot from Cavan and Patrick Mullen of Dublin set out about 76 days, two hours, and six minutes ago on an adventure of a life time.
Leaving home with their motorbikes “On a Whim and a Prayer.” After about five years of dreaming and three months of planning the brotherly duo readily hit the open road.
Starting in Toronto and traveling to Montreal through Michigan and then up through the prairies to Calgary, recording their pursuit, and all the while meeting and making new friends along the way.
From there the route mapped north towards Alaska for the Arctic Circle before heading south again into the Yukon and Rocky Mountains to finally complete the big push to Vancouver.
When they arrived in the city their mission to crate their bikes was under way.
With the help of fellow Irishmen Seamus Burke and Paul Stack, crates were built so they could ship them off across the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk to continue the second half of their journey.
“Things always work out exactly how they’re supposed to” says Kieran, “all you need is a little faith.”
After hitting the half way check point of Korea, the road leads to the heart of Siberia for the continuation of their charitable journey.
From Vladivostok, Russia, they will follow the route of the Trans Siberian railway, north of China and west to Lake Baikal, where they will bear south into Mongolia, across the Gobi Desert and into the Altai region in Central Russia.
From here, they continue for 4,000 kilometres west into Moscow, Lithuania, Latvia and St. Petersbourg before heading north into Finland, Sweden, Denmark, across Northern Europe before arriving home approximately 105 days later...with stories of immense gratitude in their hearts and an appreciation that now stretches over the ocean.
For more on their journey, visit their website at: http://onawhimandaprayer.com.