After more than 2,5 months traveling whereof most days I spent cycling, a certain daily routine is unavoidable. The spare time I currently have here in Melbourne while waiting for the departure of my flight, I’d like to use to describe an average ordinary cycle day for those who are not familiar with cycling touring.
Continue reading An Ordinary Day of Cycling →
I spent only 2,5 months in Australia. It is by no means sufficient time to get known all the many different faces of this huge country.
Continue reading Australia in Retrospect →
To make a post not too confusing (and boring) I mostly try to identify a common topic, a red string, or a salient event of the days I am writing about. But this post is one of the posts where I am just not able to find such a thing – except the fact that I was back at the wild west of Tassie, with all its pros and cons.
Continue reading Good-bye Tassie →
A highlight and main reason for many people to visit Tasmania is the famous ‘Overland Track’. Continue reading Into the Pine Valley →
Did it ever occurred to you to WALK a half-marathon that covers 1270 meter in height and at the same time trying to keep up a fairly fast pace in order to compete with others?
Continue reading Point to Pinnacle →
Differently to what I expected the cycling itself down the east coast wasn’t really exiting neither absolutely boring. At least I met another long-term touring cyclist coming up the coast.
Continue reading Coastal Hikes →
Admittedly, the transition from the Cradle Mt. National Park to the east coast, via Delonaire, Launceston and Scottsdale, was not really exiting. Neither was it absolutely boring. Continue reading Go East →
During the afternoon and night I spent in the small village of Waratah (the nice petrol station operator let me pitch my soaking-wet tent behind the building, public toilets as well as the post office providing a warm internet-room were nearby, too) I had plenty of time to think about the options I had considering the still diminishing weather forecast for the next 3 days; Continue reading Snowy Mountains in Tassie →
“There are severe weather warnings due to very strong winds in the south, west and center of Tasmania. Please stay inside of buildings if you can …”. Continue reading Tassie’s Rough North-West →
The first one and a half days on the Great Ocean Road – after getting over the first 70 km of farm land – made me feel quite enthusiastic and happy. Continue reading The Great Ocean Road →
The Grampians National Park is a mountain range uniquely standing out from the plane since it was formed by an earthquake. Continue reading The Grampians →
Here and there you find at least in Victoria and New South Wales so called Rail Trails, former railway lines. Continue reading Rail Trails →
After I left Kay, four cycle days lie ahead that lead to a short rendezvous with the coast (Lakes Entrance) and quickly brought me back into the mountains again. Continue reading Mountains – Coast – Mountains →
After six days in a row of cycling trough the mountains my legs demanded a rest. Continue reading Living in the Countryside →
After refilling my bags with food for about three days I left Jindabyne at noon; heading south. The following section took me about 1,5 days and you can picture it like this: Continue reading Into The Snowy River’s Valley →
Stop. Road closed. This barrier gave me a little thrill although it didn’t come unexpectedly since the maps commonly mark that road as closed during winter. But at the entry, just 20 km before, a sign was warning that the road is blocked by snow.
Continue reading Lonely Roads Across The Snowy Mountains →
When I at last entered the city of Canberra, situated in its own very small state Australian Capital Territory, it really didn’t appear like a city to me. Continue reading Canberra →
The last days consisted mainly of persevering cycling. Hence, there is actually not much super-exciting to tell. Thus, I want to address with this post three main topics that are well suited to summarize these days. As the post title suggest, I begin with the temperature first. Continue reading Australia’s Cold Spring →
My parents recently ask for the living conditions (or better cycling conditions 😉 ) in Australia. Although its hard to judge after just a couple of days being here and even less days of cycling I just seize the opportunity having internet now to tell the few things I have noticed so far. Continue reading Living Conditions →
The two nights I spent in Sydney I stayed at the apartment of Nancy and Dave in the north of Sydney.
Continue reading Good To Know II: Angry Birds →