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This is another guest post from Jen Cooper. In her previous post, Big Bikes Little Bikes, it was decision time. Now let’s see how these Bromptons ride. Here is the second of Jen’s bicycle stories…  We had been searching for a solution to taking bikes on our camping and kayaking trips, and being able to carry and store them easily. After research done at intervals over a period of eighteen months, we found and purchased Brompton bikes. Bromptons… 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

At latitude 28.0° S, longitude 153.4° E, Easter marks the last hurrah for summer. It seems not to matter whether Easter falls early or late, many see it as the last beach holiday, a close to swimming, sandy feet and salty hair. Yet with the water temperature dipping to 19°C in the depths of winter while the minimum atmospheric temperature averages 12°C, Easter doesn’t mark the end of beach time, swim time or… Read More