The Love Tectonic Musical Nomad Adventures – Day 1 to Day 15

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So what’s all this music marketing malarkey then?

So, we are now (as of writing) on Day 54 of our journey as musical nomads. Day 54! Madness! In those 54 days we have travelled over 1600 miles (2575km), stayed in 21 different places, and so far been in 3 different countries. Woop! If you scroll to halfway down this post you’ll get some highlights of our travels from Day 30 to Day 54.

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‘Twas The Week Before Christmas!

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4 Ways This Trip Has Changed Our Minds

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The Love Tectonic Musical Nomad Adventures - Day 1 to 15 - All the news from the electronic music duo on the first two weeks of their adventures travelling the roads of Europe. Click through to be inspired to follow your dreams and change your life too! - www.thelovetectonic.com
Back on the road!

This is the round up from our first two weeks on the road. Injuries, video filming, remixes… the trials and tribulations of life in a van so far 🙂

Day 1, Friday 9th March

Ferry from Portsmouth to Caen in France!!

Woke up super early (4:30am!) to get to Portsmouth for ferry just after 8am. Arrived in plenty of time. Got on ferry - finally on way across the water!! It’s been so long we can’t quite believe it’s happening!! Got really confused when we arrived as we arrived an hour earlier than we expected - didn’t realise the arrival time given was local time - duh! It was a nice surprise to have a shorter ferry journey than expected.

We drove down to our first stop, a little village in the Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine called Saint Céreni le Gérei, where we spent the evening. It was a lovely little spot by a river - very cute village and very picturesque.

Day 2, Saturday 10th March

Saint Céreni le Gérei to Availles Limouzine

Drove down to Availles Limouzine, a village in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central-western France, to a family member’s house. The plan is to spend a few days here while we work on getting our new tune, ‘Wake Up’, finished, backing vocals recorded and mixing done.

Day 4, Monday 12th March

Availles Limouzine

Disaster! Having just finished recording backing vocals for ‘Wake Up’, whilst happily stomping down the stairs I slipped and fell on to my back! BIG OUCH!!!!! Made even bigger ouch by the fact that I was holding my macbook as I walked so I didn’t use my hands to break my fall! Literally could hardly walk… hobbling around like an 80-year-old, all bent double! NOT cool 🙁

Day 5, Tuesday 13th March to Day 13, Wednesday 21st March

Availles Limouzine

Waiting for back to get well enough to travel! It’s been RIDICULOUSLY painful. I’ve never had any kind of injury before really, so it’s all a huge shock to the system. The worst is that I can’t lie on my right side to go to sleep (my favourite side) as it’s so painful! Nooooo!!!! And we’ve had to move to a bed in the house cos getting up and down from our bed in the van is too painful. Our big comfy bed! Fortunately the bed in the house is comfy too, just not as big!

Bryn has been mixing the new tune - he’s amazing! We’ve also completed a remix for a super cool band, coming out soon!… Ooh and we’ve done the filming for the new music video! Which was interesting cos I could hardly move without pain! No dancing for me 🙁 We’ve gone for a moody, dark vibe instead. Oooh!

I have also been looking really weird as I walk slowly around with an ice pack strapped to my lower back! We went to LIDL to stock up and to a pharmacy to get anti-inflammatories, and as I was hobbling back to the van a man asked if I was ok in a really concerned way - “Madame! Ca va?!” - I must have looked really funny, holding my back, and walking really slowly! The look on his face!

Day 14, Thursday 22nd March

Availles Limouzine, France

Finally my back feels well enough to think about getting on the road properly! We get on the road and head to Bordeaux. Woop!!! Feels good to be seeing new places again!

The Love Tectonic Musical Nomad Adventures - Day 1 to 15 - All the news from the electronic music duo on the first two weeks of their adventures travelling the roads of Europe. Click through to be inspired to follow your dreams and change your life too! - www.thelovetectonic.com
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Day 15, Friday 23rd March

Bordeaux, France

Woke up in Bordeaux this morning! Spent the night down by the marina. It’s pretty cool! Quiet at night - perfect - and aside from a big truck rumbling past super early, quiet in the morning too. McDonalds nearby for the loo! Great spot. Also really cool art on buildings nearby - a big fish and some other big sea creatures I think. Also a huge industrial concrete block building that had the ‘something strange happened here’ on the side… mad! Bordeaux seems like a funky city from what we’ve seen so far.

After breakfast we drove down the Atlantic Coast towards Spain. More news on that to come in the next blog post!

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