Many Many Zeros

We knew we had excess baggage and we new the charge was going to involve more than one zero but we couldn’t have predicted there would be quite this many zeros. My response as I walked away from the check-in desk? NO WAY!!! But I get ahead of myself.  Up and at ‘em this morning... Continue Reading →

The Final Countdown

[Insert soft rock classic from 1986 here!] It’s the fiiiinal countdownnnnnn….Na na na naaah, na na na na naaaa… Time to consult the list and tick off some of the last minute preparation jobs. First on the list…haircut. After spending an extra 5 minutes in the shower trying to drag knots out of my hair... Continue Reading →

One to Go

One week to go until lift off and we wing our way to Croatia to begin the next adventure. With that time frame in mind, a week until we leave with busy days between now and then, we thought perhaps we should do something that remotely resembled preparation. So…time to think about what to pack... Continue Reading →

T Minus Four

Time is marching on, the moon is waxing and waning and doing its cycles to tell us that we’re on count down. (And what an amazing looking moon we've had of late)! As of today we’re on the four week count down to T-Day, “Tour Day” when we begin our next epic (for us) cycling... Continue Reading →

The Rooke Street Roam

The sun is shining, the streets have a distinctive smattering of tinsel, carols of old blend with contemporary pop diva adaptations in a battle of Bing vs Beyonce…it must be the festive season. Yes indeed, the Australian summer brings with it decorations of snow covered scenes and elderly bearded gentleman in red suits that would... Continue Reading →

Bumpkins in the Big Smoke

A long weekend in Melbourne, that’s the latest outing for the two country bumpkins from Tasmania, so we took to the sky on the little rubber band propelled plane that serves as transport between our little island state and the “big island” of the rest of Australia and touched down in Melbourne. We are here... Continue Reading →

Roaming With Convicts

Time for a roaming day and another little outing. Our destination was the nice little town of Longford and its two World Heritage Sites, the colonial estates, Brickendon and Woolmers. What a magic day, a crisp but mild winter day with an azure sky and not a breath of wind. Roaming perfection.      ... Continue Reading →

Tell ’em Don’ll get ’em

A well established, evidence-based, definitely not fake news fact about myself and Steve is that we are hopeless gardeners. Hopeless in so much as we plant, we water, we watch the growth and…we watch the demise. It just seems that no matter how hard we try, how carefully tended the plant might be, it seems... Continue Reading →

The Grand Tour Legacy

Yes, it was three years ago that Steve and I did our Grand Tour cycle through Europe. Yes, life has gone on since then. Yes, we should probably move on and stop talking about something that happened three years ago. Yes, there are plenty of people who’ve cycled further and longer than we did, we... Continue Reading →

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