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For three months, it had been just a concept, an idea, an aspiration: β€œI’m going to ride the GreatVic”. I knew very little about what this ride would be like. Yes, I’d read the Bicycle Network website which has heaps of useful information. It prepared me well. But it was information and still a concept; something β€˜out there’ beyond where I was. Now the ride is over and my GreatVic is real…. Read More

My mother always said things come in threes. Some might call itΒ superstition or coincidence or the resultΒ of energy followingΒ the mind’s focus. But more often than not, things in threes seemed to happen. And so it did when IΒ arrived at Hervey Bay, the third stop in our road trip. Over the ten days, we’d visited the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail near Esk. Around Bargara, we’d seen the sugar cane locos shuffling around the… Read More

Gothenburg is a city of commerce, bustling the length of a long thin harbour and along narrow cobble-stoned streets where shops furnish Swedish style and advertise Global Blue Tax Free shopping. The city was doused in hues of grey during our stay, except for one day when the clouds cleared and Nordic blue swept the sky clear. Sunshine sent the flowers into rapture and I joined them. I walked that sunny day,… Read More