Under a broad blue sky, the day was gathering heat as I rode along the Gold Coast Oceanway near Bilinga. From here to Kirra, the Oceanway is a three metre wide pathway shared by bicycle riders, pedestrians, skaters and wheelchairs. Up ahead I saw two bike riders setting a good pace.
“Good morning, good morning!” I said as I neared to overtake.
An echo came back, “good morning” in a deep voice and then a lighter “good morning” with a slight puff behind it.
“Love ya trike” I added.
“Thanks!” she said, “we needed it today to carry the esky.”
I looked down to see a blue esky* sitting between the trike’s rear wheels.
“We’re going to pick up some prawns” she added.
“Off the trawlers,” she shouted with glee.
Laughter rolled around with our wheels. I glided by, falling deeper in love with the lifestyle we call summer.
*an esky is the brand name of an Australian portable cooler or cool box.