beyond the gor.

don’t tell anyone but there are sights beyond the great ocean road. the selfie stick jungle definitely subsides beyond port campbell and there are decidedly fewer people jostling for the perfect ‘look how cool i am i stand right in front of something amazing but manage to block it out completely’ photo. pretty much like…

12 posties.

when we reached our next destination, port campbell, yesterday we elegantly passed the masses slugging it out for a few remaining parking spots. and i mean ‘slugging’ only barely figuratively. yesterday was a nice sunny but not too warm day and we capped it off with a stroll through ‘town’. we woke to the sounds…

flying spark.

did i mention i like technology? things that fly? i remember i alway wanted a remote controlled aircraft, actually a bell 47 helicopter but that was hopelessly outside my financial abilities at the time (think preschool) which was just as well as i would have crashed it right away. fast forward a few years and…

fake news.

i know this guy don strangest man weird kind of humour if he was an aussie you’d call him a larrikin loves practical jokes except the last one backfired got him elected to some official function in his shithouse country don’t know what he’s meant to do would not be surprised if he didn’t either…

great. ocean. road.

tracking west from melbourne we have arrived at the great ocean road. we did not stop too many times, there were hordes of tourists everywhere and we could not see the sights for all the selfie sticks, not to mention the danger of getting clobbered to death. but who can resist a good lighthouse. it’s…

social call.

many people will probably rather violently disagree with me about this statement but coming from sydney there is really no reason to stop in melbourne (this is of course exactly how canberra became the capital of australia when it should have been sydney all along). there i said it, throw your stones. in my defence: when…

so many choices.

this may well become one of the catch cries of our trip – at least we hope so. better to have a lot of great choices re where to stay than having to settle for a second-rate spot. it’s unfortunately likely this will happen at some point, too. after leaving canberra we followed a familiar…

first day first change.

we said we would leave on february 1st at 12.00 noon – and we did. no idea how we managed that, we are usually not very good at sticking to set timelines and somehow this one was freaking us all out. as the deadline approached it really sunk in that we would now leave our…

jump 101.

the last bike adventure before our long trip was all about improving our technique. and at least as far as i am concerned i am disappointed. with myself, that is. don’t get me wrong: green valleys is a great venue and nick is a fantastic coach. i managed the rhythm sections well enough but on…

/luːʒ/

luge. /luːʒ/. noun – a light toboggan for one or two people, ridden in a sitting or supine position. verb – ride on a luge; ‘youths luged in a reckless style’. its also nat’s favourite trail, so we really owe you a look. luge was not always nat’s favourite: her first time resulted in a bit of a meltdown. she…