I've been posting dispatches to my site about my journey on the Ural from the Alps to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. No, I'm not in Morocco yet! But I've made it to Mandello to visit with my friends at Moto Guzzi, and to stay at Annamarie's B&B over looking the lake and at the foot of a trail through the Alps. In fact, I took a small hike this morning to a place on the river where the basalt boulders have been worn into bowls by the alpine waters rushing down most of the year. Lying on a boulder shaped like a lounge chair in the dappled sunlight, I needed nothing else in life at the moment. But here are the dispatches and photos from the past days crossing the Alps from Linz to St. Moritz to Lake Como, through Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Read the dispatches. I take off about noontime to the Mediterranean coast and head west toward Spain. I'll probably camp tonight, maybe the next night, too, so dispatches may not be forthcoming for a few days. I will be twittering though, if you care to get micro-updates.