Category: Travel

April 9, 2017

I was warned about Paris. It smells, they told me, seedy as hell, nothing like the movies, dirty. I suppose they were right but that is not how I saw Paris when I arrived. It is a city that is…

March 26, 2017

My father is 74 years old and has become a bit of an internet sensation. And rightly so, for he is currently riding a pushbike from Freemantle, Western Australia to Sydney via Adelaide and the Great Ocean Road in an unsupported ultra road race called the Indian Pacific Wheel Race. A 5,500km odyssey ……

March 19, 2017

I would like to climb to the top of these mountains that I have made from molehills.…

March 17, 2017

Australia is mostly green and brown … Most of us live in the brown and green bits. Less of us live in the biggest bit in the middle – desert and Outback, red dirt and sands, dingoes and giant red kangaroos, feral camels and pigs. It covers 70%-ish (nobody really knows) of this continent and contains less than 10% of our population. That’s a lot of space ……

March 14, 2017

Climb to the top of a hill with a friend, giggle until you burst, watch the sun set and a full moon rise, sleep under the stars, live out of an esky, savour the bitter taste of instant coffee boiled on a billy in the mornings, let the wallabies join you, watch the sun rise, go somewhere there’s no reception, sit by a campfire. Simplify life for a bit. Take a break. …

January 30, 2017

My thoughts have been turning a great detail lately to where home is.¬†In these musings and ponderings¬†I have come to the conclusion that the home my heart feels is irrelevant to its bricks and mortar location. The places I live…

November 17, 2016

Last night, through the marvel that is the overland telegraph, I had a chat with the kid. I told him I thought I might have a pet cow. “I feel like whether a person has a pet cow or not…