Maybe its a latter life crisis
Too late for a mid life one – me thinks
Haven’t been to the blog for a while
Feel a bit like the unadventurous adventurer at the moment
In reality its just the piecemeal part
And now I’m 64
A child of Aquarius
My birthday just past
Maybe its still a hangover from the amazing 8 months I had travelling around some of the most iconic and remote places in Australia.
I think I miss a lot of being in the wilderness now Im back in the city.
But there have been little escapes
On the Mighty Breva onto the Victoria’s Central Highlands
In the rain forests and on the windy roads and trails in the Otway Ranges
I think my late life crisis hit its peak on my last trip to the Otway Ranges
Riding some of the more difficult trails, getting bogged in mud and in sand and having to muscle a big heavy bike out of those predicament
One beauty of the Otway Ranges is the waterfalls such as Beauchamp Falls
It’s also where the rainforest meets the Southern Ocean
But I think what I have missed most being back in a big city is the stars.
The lume of artificial light from a major city like Melbourne robs the night sky of its sparkling grandeur
But camped in the higher parts of the Otways on a clear crisp night with little but a camp fire to compete with the night sky put on a special show.
It’s 2022 now and we are entering the third year of the pandemic and for us in Australia the possibility of travelling overseas again.
I still have a bike in the UK and there is a strong urge to complete the journey to Morocco that I started in 2020 and that was bought to a sudden and abrupt halt in Spain and its first pandemic lock down.
Also there is nothing like riding a motorcycle in the Alps lol
Ps an addition for my friends in the US. In the Otways there is a small stand of Sequoia. They were planted in 1939, only babies in the life of these trees but already they are reaching high into the sky. A little bit of California in Victoria.