Tag Archives: Australia

ADVrider Super Sherpa 250: Adventures in Australia’s South Coast

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The road trip begins

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, and for good reason. I spent two weeks cruising around on my new 2001 KL250 Super Sherpa, enjoying the warming weather at the close of Australia’s winter.

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The Wayward Stroll 101: How to Get Lost in Suburban Bushlands

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Step 1. Leave house in late afternoon with only a vague notion of where you’re going.

Step 2. Don’t bring headlamp, map, money, phone, water, snacks, etc.

Step 3. Walk for an hour or two deep into bushlands on nicely marked paths.

Step 4. Upon noticing it will be dark soon, decide to go just a little farther Continue reading The Wayward Stroll 101: How to Get Lost in Suburban Bushlands

Australia: part II

Butch the Bird on my knee
Butch the Bird on my knee

The first thing I got when I landed in Australia three weeks ago was a cold, which I nursed all the second week (Thanks, Tom- I would have preferred chocolates). I did get to enjoy cup after cup of coffee, compliments of Tom’s wonderful dad, Kim. He was my personal barista that week before he left town, and also loaned me a pair of Continue reading Australia: part II

Aventures in Australia, Part I

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June 21st-28th

Ah, Austraaaaalia! The land of ultra violet rays, sunshine, draught, flatness, bogans*, and marsupial road kill. I’ve so far only experienced the last. My first kangaroo sighting was a gruesome and sad mess, followed shortly by a living, breathing roo laying peacefully in the grass. I frantically screamed at Tom to stop the ute**, camera at the ready, thinking how lucky I was to finally see one Continue reading Aventures in Australia, Part I