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Two magical days in Burra

I didn’t expect much from Burra. The caravan park looked small and non-descript when I arrived. The town’s supermarket only opened for a few hours each day on the weekend and I had missed those hours. 1,014 more words


Brisbane Valley Rail Trail cycle tour

The big tester ride for New Zealand is done and dusted. The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail proved a great ride and a success.

In preparation for our cycle tour of New Zealand’s south island at the end of the year, Matt and I were after a ride that would test out all of our gear and setup completely. 898 more words


Santa Cruz

We spent six days lazing about in Santa Cruz, enjoying the warm weather, the food, but most of all our luxurious retreat at Senses Boutique Hotel. 293 more words

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Meetings on the Road

Rest day today; relaxing in Royan, on the Atlantic Coast. I’m a bit more than halfway down France, and it’s pretty flat from here (I think). 420 more words

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Desert and the Devil's Breath

Since Urumqi, I’ve cycled 1100km. Quite a long way without a blog update, but due to the tight visa schedule and lack of decent WiFi once again I’ve had to cram it all into this mega blog. 3,828 more words

Cycle To Beijing

Morgan to Burra (across the middle of nowhere)

I woke at ridiculous o’clock with the moon still high in the sky and the sun at least an hour from rising. I don’t now why I woke so early but I felt awake and ready to face the day. 854 more words


Leaving Nova Scotia, Arriving Home, and the Doldrums

Every journey has a secret destination of which the traveller is unaware. Martin Buber

Doldrums come from historical maritime language that refers to parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans where the prevailing winds are calm. 1,279 more words

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