Category: Cycling

Clouds while flying

Getting excited for New Zealand

Can you believe I’ve been so busy and taken up with weddings, family issues and life in general that I haven’t yet managed to start getting excited for our upcoming trip to New Zealand’s North Island?? We only leave later this week, in 2 days time! I’m still in Brisbane as I write this, having celebrated our daughter’s Wedding with a…

Magpie enjoying his afternoon tea, rather than swooping me in spring time

Why do magpies hate me?

Why oh why? Every year at about this time in Australia, Spring time, there are numerous stories in the media about the spate of magpies swooping on unsuspecting walkers, bike riders, runners – anyone they take exception to being in their territory as they protect their babies in the nest. They can do real damage by pecking people, drawing blood…

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Would you rather build a wall or a bridge?

We build too many walls and not enough bridges – Isaac Newton Bridges connect things – people, structures, places and even bloggers. Bridge– for this week’s photo challenge, Cheri asks for our take on the things, places, or people that connect us.  There’s scary bridges:   There’s interesting bridges:   There’s beautiful old railway trestle bridges:   There’s the water…

Forest tracks on a winter's day in Tumbarumba

Worth a Word Wednesday: the tracks of my life

 Wordless Wednesday – winter and the tracks of my life No more ‘jealousy/wish you were here’ shots of beaches from me for the moment, I’m back home into full-on winter mode – it’s wet, grey, cold and just a tad miserable outside. These tracks are throughout the forest at the rear of our property and over the years my husband has…

Disused railway corridor overgrown with trees near Tumbarumba wating to be turned into a rail trail for cyclists and walkers

How the transient nature of transport has turned

The transient nature of life, and in particular, transport, is in my thoughts at the moment. Transient– This week’s photo challenge asks us to share a photo about transient – whether it be drifters, nomads, or even the state of impermanence. I’ve targeted the state of impermanence with this week’s photo. You will see in this photo a railway line, overgrown with trees…

Focus, travel photo, seascape

Where is your focus – in front or behind?

Where is your focus – in front of you or behind you? Focus– This week’s photo challenge asks us to share a photo featuring focus.  It could be an in-focus or out-of-focus shot. Instead I’ve taken the definition of focus – directing a great deal of attention, interest, or activity towards a particular aim – and shared this photo. In my…

Bike love, travel, Tasmania

My friend is a bit ‘different’ – Weekly Photo Challenge

Friend  – This week’s photo challenge asks us to share a photo of a friend I don’t have a pet dog to share a photo of I could share a photo of my husband, who’s also my friend Or a photo of one of my real friends. But I thought I’d share a photo (or two) of my bike instead. It’s…

Travel, adventure, Tasmania, cycling, history

Tour de Tassie – Maria Island 

What do two intrepid travellers decide to do while on a trip to Tasmania? Where do I start!!? Car packed with bikes, helmets, walking boots, cameras, warm clothes, food, sleeping bags, national park pass….tick ✔️ No real plans or destinations in mind just a sense of freedom to go where we feel like visiting. It’s a nice way to travel…

The wheels on the bike go round and round – Musings on Monday 8 May 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   Cycling in the sun – Last week’s Musings on a Monday post was written while on the road (again) but this week I’m home.  YAY 🙂 We had a great week, enjoyed catching up with family and did lots of cycling in the glorious autumn weather. We rode our bikes around on tracks in the…

Globetrotters- G’day Debbie 👋 

Originally posted on thewanderingdarlings:
This weeks Globetrotter is a special one as it’s my lovely Mum – Debbie My mum and dad are solely responsible for my sisters and my traveling genes. They took us on our first overseas trip when we were little and that started us all off on trying to see as much as the world as…

Remind me again why am I doing this?

Remind me again why I’m doing this?  Running I mean! I haven’t written a post about just running since July last year but I have been running, on and off,  in the meantime.  The months after July were wet, miserable and cold.   I was also suffering from looking down the barrel of redundancy but I knew I had to…

Railway sheds along the Central Otago Rail Trail

A recent trip to New Zealand was fantastic for many reasons – the views, the countryside, the people, the cycling and the fun of being away on holiday with good friends! I also enjoyed taking photos of the many rail sheds and signs along the way as we cycled the Otago Rail Trail from Clyde to Middlemarch.  Here’s a collection…

Travel Blog: New Zealand #10 – Road trip, rocks and pennyfarthing fun

My last post had us leaving Dunedin on our way up the coast towards our eventual destination of Christchurch.  As we left Dunedin we checked out the steepest residential street in the world, Baldwin Street, and a lookout over the city.  At morning tea time we made an impromptu stop at Waitati, visiting a gallery and made a very  surprising find.  A…