Category Archives: Travel

Swimming with Crocodiles

A quick visit with Des yesterday to Palm Springs, an oasis about 35 km out of town on the Duncan Road.  Palm Springs, as the name suggests, is a spring fed lake of modest size, with a few palm trees … Continue reading

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Halls Creek Sitrep One

Friday marked the end of my third week in Halls Creek.  I am settling in at home though I still have some unpacking and putting away to do.  Slowly getting into the job.  Despite this not being the ideal time of … Continue reading

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The Long Ride Pt2

I was so exhausted when I arrived in Port Hedland on Sunday evening that I knew I had to  do something.  I seriously considered abandoning the bike and finding some other way to get to Hall’s Creek. That silly thought … Continue reading

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The Long Ride Pt1

My plan initially was to make the 3,038 km ride from Katanning to Halls Creek in a leisurely 8 to 10 days.  That plan was scotched, first by the revelation that having been employed for more than three years, I was … Continue reading

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A New Direction

It is a well-known fact that one should not post anything on-line about one’s job or one’s employers unless one is posting cheerful and positive stuff. Anything else might be taken amiss and could lead to disciplinary procedures.  In fact … Continue reading

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Appointment

I have just phoned Bunbury Hospital as required, to confirm my appointment tomorrow with the blade-wielding lady of my dreams.  I have been looking forward to this day for so very very long. With almost military logic the hospital has scheduled my operation early.  They … Continue reading

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Nearing the End

This is my 1481st post on this blog. WordPress tells me I am nearing my data limit unless I start paying.  Given the limited audience of readers for my mostly uninteresting and mundane ramblings about my personal problems, I have decided to … Continue reading

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