2017 has been a year of many adventures in amazing places
It maybe marks a progress from a piecemeal adventurer to a more full time one
The purchase of the Mighty Breva II in the UK opening up a whole new realm of touring
February in Tasmania
March in the Australian Alps
April trip to SE Queensland
June/July in England and the Mighty Breva II
July Into Northern Europe
August through Scandinavia and Germany
And into Switzerland
September in Northern Italy and Southern France
October back in Australia sailing and camping
And a quick blast back to Northern NSW
November a walk in beautiful Springbrook National Park, SE Queensland one of Natures Gardens
December a blast through central Victoria good food and good company
It truly has been an amazing year and 2018 holds the promise of more wonderful adventures. Life can be just wonderful.
Happy New Year to all
After a couple of days of hot summer weather
And on the bicycle for a ride by the bay
In the cool of the evening
Last sprinkles of rain
My loop of the Williamstown peninsula
I feel like I’m in the twilight period of 2017
The sun setting on a year of wonderful adventures and discoveries
Excited about the coming of 2018
Volvo Round the World Racing Yachts
After the long sail from Cape Town
Powering down wind,
Surfing across the Southern Ocean
Resting now in the calm waters of Docklands, Melbourne.
There are times to focus on peace and happiness
Jesus my have been the son of God or just a good bloke
It all depends on your perspective.
But he did try and spread a message of peace.
We often focus on the differences in humanity
Differences in religion and beliefs
Differences in race and skin colour
Differences in culture.
In nature there are also difference
As the solstice passes
At one end of the world there is endless night
At the other endless day
As it was nudging a sweltering 38 degrees in Melbourne recently.
My friends reported – 5 and snowing in Stoke on Trent.
So this is an opportunity to forget the differences.
Forget the distances between us.
And though at one end of the world it is dark and the other end light.
It is one world.
And though there are many religions and races and cultures
There is one humanity.
I wish you all peace and happiness.