A Freedom Ramble

“I think we’re going the wrong way.” Well, that took all of five minutes. Those navigational gremlins don’t just perch on our shoulder, those beasties just take up residence. When there’s a right turn and a wrong turn, for some reason, we’ll go wrong every time!  We, like most of the rest of the world,... Continue Reading →

Have You Seen A Wombat?

March 8, 2020 Day two of our Cradle Mountain adventure dawned rather chillier than day one. The cloud was out, the sun was shy, there was a nip in the mountain air, but we set off for another traipse around Cradle Mountain. Our starting point was Ronny Creek, where we were deposited by the shuttle.... Continue Reading →

Just A Pair Of Rookie Ramblers

March 7, 2020 “Are you sure!?” called Steve from behind me, with undisguised questioning of my navigational skills, seemingly convinced I was taking us on a merry dance through the Tasmanian wilderness. “Yes!” I replied with utmost certainty. I had the guide posts in my sight and despite the fact our path had become nothing... Continue Reading →

To Tassie, With Gratitude

“We really are lucky.” Those words have passed our lips on more occasions than I could count with a stadium’s worth of fingers and toes. On our travels we daily expressed how fortunate we were, to be in a position to see the amazing things we’d seen, to travel as we did, in the manner... Continue Reading →

Exploring The Backyard

“I love it! I just love it!” “Just beautiful!” “That’s special.” Those were the phrases I uttered with regularity on our recent European cycling adventure. The sights we saw, the places, scenery and landscapes we were lucky enough to feast our eyes on daily, sent me into paroxysms of delight. Travelling though, does make one... 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 →

From Moo Crew to Murals

Oh, those sunrises. It might mean setting off early to run, but I never tire of seeing those vivid pinks and reds lighting up the horizon as the sun wakes up and spreads that early morning pallet of colour across the sky. It’s just magic. I set off for a 16km run along the country... Continue Reading →

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