Have you seen this fish?

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If anyone knows what this road sign is meant to indicate, I would love to know....

A Tale of Two Lay-bys

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Whether you notice it or not, I think it's safe to say that sleeping in truck stops does not equate to a good night's sleep. The last couple of nights, we've pulled into rest areas along the Pacific Highway, thinking from the map they may provide the same comforts that we were accustomed to in ...

Yippee Kay-ay

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The sound of trucks and glow of headlights against the tent wasn't enough to stop me from sleeping last night. Even after my ear plugs fell out again (Zoggs make pretty poor silicone plugs), it never took long before I passed out. Strangely we woke to the sound of a rooster crowing, which persistently ...

In Casino Out

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Perhaps it was excitement at a new day, or perhaps it was sleeping on the look out point camped at quite a steep angle that made me wake up before dawn and wander to the cliff's edge. More striking than the sunrise itself was the presence of dozens of little figures in the water, back ...

RSI

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One of the biggest risks posed to cyclists must be RSI. People probably don't realise how susceptible they are to it, but when you're sat in the saddle, day after day hour after hour, it can be a painful and traumatic experience, to you and to those around you. One moment you're happily peddling ...

How Sweet and Soothing is this Hour of Calm

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Despite the tempting offer to stay in Coolangatta (made more difficult by the delicious coffee that appeared to be on tap), we headed out the door this morning and on down the coast. The riding was great again- a mixture of beautiful coastal paths, forests, and interesting a dual carriage freeway... with a bicycle ...

The Gold Coast

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It was only our second day off in Australia yesterday, but as always good to get the housework done. Showered, shaved and clothes cleaned, we spent the rest of the day route planning and rambling about bikes, drying gear and sorting out equipment. Jack replaced his disintegrating rear tyre with a new Maxxis Overdrive, which ...

Brizzy, Baby!

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I can never believe just how dirty I am, until I've had a shower. Even with cold water sponge showers each night, it's just not the same. The skin and dirt literally peel off you, and you feel like a new person. Hot water. Sofa. Duvet. Chairs. All inventions that should be applauded and shown ...

KC and the Sunshine Coast

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Today was one of those days when it felt like all the little reasons, factors, and weights behind this trip pulled together, and made me remember that this is all worth it. The morning started off rather bleakly again, with the cold damp settled around us and jack once again finding an indoor swimming ...

Crunchy on the Outside, Smooth on the Inside….

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Waking up this morning, I almost could have believed I was back in Europe, it was so cold. Another thick mist had settled around us, and the tents were dripping wet, inside and out. Well, dripping mainly for Jack, his sleeping bag unfortunately once again looking like the scene of an unfortunate accident...... Packing away ...