The Graceful Cyclists

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Cornwall – without enough time!

Earlier this week we finished up a long weekend in Cornwall, exploring a few of the cute little towns and ports. For the first few days we were housesitting a young puppy named Letty and spent our days cruising around the villages near our housesit, swimming and walking from Cove to Cove. We really struggled with exploring towns with a 6month old dog in tow, mostly because of the innumerable […]

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Dartmoor Hike

On Wednesday night we headed to Dartmoor for our first overnight hike of the trip. We had a night free between housesits as we headed south from Hampshire to Cornwall and what better way to fill it in! Dartmoor is one on the UK’s oldest national parks, is covered in free roaming sheep, cattle and ponies but also manages to be an active military training area. All of which I […]

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House sitting in Hampshire UK

Hi everyone!For the past week or so we’ve been housesitting two lovely dogs in Hampshire, in a cute little cottage on the edge of the South Downs National Park. It has been pretty relaxing with dog walks and then trips during the day to cool tourist towns. Unfortunately my ankles have been playing up – so definitely going to have to sort that out before we start hiking!In a bit […]

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Koh Samui (Thailand) for a week

We are officially on our way to the UK!!! We had planned to stop through Sri Lanka to see some friends on our way, but with the current travel status and curfews the friends suggested we’d be better off going somewhere else. So two weeks out we googled direct flights to affordable resorty places and ended up in Koh Samui. The island is very much a resort place, with guest […]

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The Queen Charlotte Track – NZ

The Queen Charlotte Track (or QCT for short) is a 4 to 5 day walk at the northern end of the the South Island of New Zealand. It is stupendously well built and managed track that is a cool collaboration between landowners and public bodies. The track is mainly well built, wide fire trail that makes for very easy walking that is not challenging except for the grade of some […]

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2015 – variable with a hint of nuts

What a year… I mean really… What a year! There hasn’t been anything that has happened this year that I really expected, or planned to happen when I was thinking about what 2015 was going to hold in store. It has been a year of epic changes in life and circumstances. They’ve been almost entirely self instigated, and generally speaking I didn’t really consider the consequences of the decisions and […]

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The last leg…

So after 4 months on the road it seems that it is now less than four weeks until I go home. I am really not sure how it has passed so quickly -especially given how long some stretches of the trip have seemed. Still it will soon be time to pack up the bike and confront whatever life throws at me when I get back to Sydney and the dreaded […]

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Swiss Alps (Part 2)

(Note: This is a continuation from day 1, not that you’ll notice any continuity) Day two woke with rustles and shouts from the hut next door about missing breakfast! After a super chilled night in the hut with a group of exchange students playing “the verevolf game” and drinking beers 7:30am really didn’t seem reasonable for a last call for breakfast, but it did mean we could all be up […]

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