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Some things catch your eye and it’s only later that you discover why. Standing by Tallebudgera Creek last Sunday, sky beaming blue and people drifting in and around the foreshore, I waited for a takeaway coffee from The Horse Float. Nestled next to an old fibro building, the Horse Float serves espresso coffee and wood-fired pastries from The Paddock Bakery. The trailer – yes the type that carts horses around – has… Read More

In the silence of the night, I heard them. A long smooth shshissshhissh made of a million sounds merging. White noise made of waves. Sound waves. Ocean waves. Winston’s waves. When morning woke, I rode to the beach to see what he was bringing. Ex-tropical cyclone Winstonย is about 1,000 kilometres east of Brisbane and moving west into the Coral Sea.ย Lastย weekend heย passed through Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean, as a Category 5… Read More

Last week a flurry of south-westerly winds gusted up the east Australian coast and made me reach for the nearest cardigan*.ย Then suddenly, they left. Strong wind warnings were cancelled.ย Spring warmth spilled onto lawns, heartened jacaranda blooms and brightenedย cheeks, pale from winter.ย Springtime riding became very pleasant. Sunday is a popular day for cycling. Sunday cycles take some people long distances at a fast pace from pre-dawn starts in sweat-filled lycra. Some Sunday cycles… Read More