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A new calendar year and there are new wheels in my garage. Welcome to 2017. I hope yourย new year brings youย good health, safe travels and enjoyable adventures. Mine has brought me new wheels. Well they’re not actually new. They’re second-hand, pre-owned, loved by someone else, and now I’ve been given the opportunity to enjoy them. So what’s small, folds and is made in London? A High Street hankerchief? A Twinings teabag? A… Read More

Photo by Gail Rehbein www.abike4allseasons.com

Wollumbin’s been around a long time. Over 23 million years ago, a shield volcano filled the landscape near where I live. Its diameter was over 100 kilometres (62mi) and its height 1156 metres (3,793ft). This large round shape and low profile resembled a warrior’s shield, hence its geological name. All that remains now is the eroded caldera around a volcanic plug. Yet what remains is significant. A caldera is the large cauldron-like… Read More

It’s rusted, oyster encrusted and it’s Currumbin’s hidden rail trail. Our use of highwaysย and high speed trains hasย seenย many old railway lines abandoned. Some old railway corridors have been re-purposed for walking, cycling and horse-riding. Known as rail trails, they transformย a dilapidated piece of public infrastructure into a useful public asset. Why? Rail trails attract tourists, encourage active lifestyles, provide safeย pathways free of vehicles and fumes, and they often serve as valuable habitat… Read More