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With campervan packed and bikes loaded on the back, we went travelling old roads with new eyes.Β This is the fourthΒ story from my recentΒ road trip in South East Queensland.Β  It was a Monday morning and we rode inlandΒ along Bargara Road. Week days bring out the life of a town. You see its workings more clearly – who does what and when, how things get done. Of course, it’s only a glimpse but sometimes… Read More

It began with an innocent question. “Do you want to go for a ride in the morning Gail?” “I’d love to!” We were visiting Bargara for another wedding and I’d brought my bike in the hope of some relaxing bike rides in the beautiful autumn weather. “How far do you think you can ride?” my brother asks. Now I start to wonder… what am I stepping into here and ask cautiously, noticing… Read More

Travelling over Christmas took me to Bargara. This small town hugs a coastline scattered with basalt rocks, remnants of a long extinct volcano, and nestles into the broader reach of the regional city of Bundaberg, which sits twelve kilometres inland. Two years ago, Bundaberg was a focal point of news services across the world because of the destruction and dislocation caused by floods. The city and its coastline is newsworthy for another… Read More