Are we there yet?

Around the country in 80 beers.

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | Views [200]

Often times life is just so routine that writing a journal is like trying to describe honey to a bee. Then there is a whirlwind of action and you feel like you should be writing a movie script rather than a travel blog. So, the last few months haven't ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, friends, moving, travelling, work


Hobart morphs into Gotham City.

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | Views [312] | Video

Thanks to a gambler with more money than most African countries, Hobart is artier than an over-graffitied public toilet right now. And what the city offers is far more interesting than your Mum's phone number and the services she's highly skilled at.... Read more >

Tags: art, music, winter


Download my novel!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | Views [1393] | Comments [1]

ATTENTION. As people are obviously suspicious of anything being given away for free, I can now charge you for the priviledge of reading my novel. Why would you pay for something that is free and possibly riddled with malware? Because you can now read ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, drugs, friends, orphanage, orphans, relationships


Falling for Hobarts freezing charm

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 6 May 2013 | Views [246]

I think I'm old enough to 'man up' now. Put down the stout, drink a nice big glass of cement and toughen the fuck up! I'm almost old enough for a seniors card yet cold climates, commitment and cucumbers still frighten me. My wardrobe has expanded enough ... Read more >

Tags: friends, hobart, love, moving, working


A week of three months worth

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | Views [269]

We all know that certain things are contagious. Yawn and you'll see everyone in the room do likewise before long. Sneeze with the flu in an elevator and you'll halve your office's workforce for the week. SDbjijberf saajsdbkj......Sorry, that was a battle ... Read more >

Tags: friends, missed flights, on the road, wineries


Falling in love, then fleeing.

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | Views [540]

Ahhhh, Fremantle. The place where hippie hang out meets playground of the mining rich. A suburb who's every individual aspect is retained as the very definition of conurbation. (Surely I must win something for being able to use that word in a sentence?) ... Read more >

Tags: art gallery, fremantle, friends, hobart, love, moving


2012 slips through the fingers

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | Views [372]

And Melbourne is the winner of the current location sweepstakes. As will be revealed in a story recreated from failing memory and an alcohol induced reduction of brain capacity, it has been an interesting ride leading to here. And just to confuse the ... Read more >

Tags: flying, fremantle, friends, weddings


Caught up in the pass-through

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 29 Apr 2012 | Views [624]

Broome has never looked so appealing. When viewed from 3,000kms away, it seems very much like the quintessential oasis in the desert. The constant sunshine, palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze, time slowing down like ... Read more >

Tags: animals, friends, work


Relaxin' and reviewin'

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | Views [642]

With a flight, a few weeks, and a few too many beers between the end of the bike ride and now, it's time to sum up all that was. I wish I could do it in a pithy statement or something for people ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, relaxing


If only I ended every day in a brewery.

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | Views [600] | Comments [2]

The grass always seems greener; once you've eaten it. Since arriving in Melbourne, I look back on the adventure with more sadness than relief. A week ago I was nearly incapacitated with regret for not having a normal holiday ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, destination, friends, on the road


Touring the way it should be

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | Views [620] | Comments [3]

Having a rest day is never a bad thing, especially when it's time spent screwing your tormentor. That has to be the sauciest start to one of my blogs ever, but unfortunately I can't say that I got laid by Lady Luck. Sure, she's fucked me over quite ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, family, on the road, repairs


Pedalling to paradise in a padded cell.

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | Views [765] | Comments [2]

I have never been so mistaken before in my life. Even the complete backfiring of my best efforts to be cool in High School do not come close to so utterly misreading a situation. From the position of the previous journal, I had every right to think ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, dummy spits, homicidal tendancies, misfortune, profanity


Is it a long, hard road out of hell?

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | Views [639] | Comments [1]

This adventure has had its fair share of unique experiences and I savour each new one that justifies all the hard work. There's plenty of easy work that doesn't justify anything, but nonetheless, I give thanks for that ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, coffee, people


Swept along on a bike and a prayer.

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 | Views [603]

Eden is a lovely town, but not quite in the same league as its biblical counterpart. Quaint little shops, a long history stretching back to early settlement days and 360 degree views. That last fact was due to its location ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, misfortune, on the road


Dragging an anchor proves I drag my knuckles.

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | Views [552]

The following is an account so embarrassing, I would be better served by keeping it to myself had I not already shown how much delight I take in ridiculing myself. This was not a case of factory line idiocy. This was customised cretinism so creative it ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, misfortune


Making the most of caffeine and arrival euphoria

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | Views [772] | Comments [1]

Ulladulla is a town built on so many hills, I expected all its inhabitants to have calves of granite. Nope! Most people are fat, like all towns in the western world. That's an easy criticism to make for someone who looks ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, bicycling, misfortune


Fine-tuning my assault on hills.

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | Views [631]

Eeyore would say it was the surging traffic, or his own smell that had woken him up. This positive power trooper will say that it was the excitement of another day on the road. Oh, how I love a challenge and I knew there were loads of it ahead. I had ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, friends, partying


Beautiful beaches to Bondi blowouts.

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | Views [673]

With a day of nothing being planned, I exceeded all expectations by actually doing something. Nothing of real merit like promoting world peace, or even peace in the camp ground as there was too many loud kids running around ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, camping, cycling, friends, party


Holidaying like a 'normal' person

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | Views [518]

5am is a unholy time to have to wake up, and the words I shared with the alarm clock would get a layman kicked out of any God-fearing Christian congregation. Such a spot could offer a sunrise beyond compare, but omnipresent ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, camping, friends, wildlife


The tables turn sharper than a dirt track descent

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 1 Jan 2012 | Views [534] | Comments [1]

It was Christmas morning and Santa had wisely given my tent a wide berth. I remembered how exciting it was as a kid to wake up at 330am and poke through the presents before the parents allowed you to scream them awake. I also remembered how much pain ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, friends, on the road


So close to finishing one month early.

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 25 Dec 2011 | Views [1179] | Comments [2]

It's days like these I don't question my sanity; I fear for it. I question my dedication when even the air I breath conspires against me. I wonder how much more I would be enjoying myself if I was laying on a beach somewhere in Asia, far removed from ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, ferries, misadventures, on the road


Back roads are not always the best option

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | Views [993]

Outside my tent I could hear the waves breaking so softly they sounded more like paper plates dropping, than fine China. I could see the sun shining through the clouds frequently enough to convince me Lady Luck was having a sleep in. Fearing she'd wake ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, friends, misadventure, on the road


I'm not loose, but my wheel is.

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | Views [563] | Comments [1]

As the rain fell on my tent during the course of the night, I silently cursed the fact it hadn't come any sooner. What, you may ask, could prompt such a reversal of opinion in relation to something that is as ruinous to bike riding as the absence of swell ... Read more >

Tags: beach, bicycling, weather


The light goes on in Grassy Head

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | Views [542]

It's good to be able to call the shots, because you're THE man when it comes to making decisions. It's great not having to rush, as speed and relaxation cancel each other out like Lanacane and rain. But the best thing is to see the sun shine. Talk about ... Read more >

Tags: beach, bicycling, weather


A slow dash for cash.

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 17 Dec 2011 | Views [739]

I'm pretty close to doing this bike ride in the nude. Other than loving the birthday suit look, it would make more sense the way the weather is. Getting wet is one thing, as a bike ride in Broome was always hot enough to ensure you would end up wetter ... Read more >

Tags: misadventure, relaxing, riding, weather


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