For a long time I have wanted to integrate the GPS traces from my various excursions directly into an embedded map here on tregeagle.com. There is a million ways to do this of course. I have done so in the past using Google maps but I would prefer to …read more
Last Tuesday we emptied our little house into the back of a removal truck. After a quick tidy and a last tearful visit to family we set off on the trail to Broken Hill. Z&JB had to wait on some repairs to their car. They followed on at a …read more
In my continuing effort to make moving to Broken Hill quantifiable here are some extremely rough travelling numbers.
From To Plane Train Bus Car Bicycle Walk Broken Hill Adelaide (500km) $200
no train $20
5hrs 1w 1m Broken Hill Coffs Harbour (1,400km) $500
The brain-cinema has been showing bicycles for most of my life. In my former desk jockey days I would while away the ennui geeking out over bicycle ephemera such as Cycle Chic (Thank you Copenhagenize); Rohloff Hubs; the writings of Sheldon Brown; Rivendell Bikes and a thousand and one bike …read more
I forgot I had my old Opinel penknife in my bag. The airport security were delighted. What had started as a normal boring morning suddenly had a frisson of excitement. My counter-culture terroristic leanings were only confirmed when I foolishly told them I’d forgotten about my dangerous weapon and …read more
Our flight from London has been a bit special. We flew north over Copenhagen. The sun dropped low and the clouds cleared revealing the Baltic islands rimmed in golden sunlight.
On we flew over the snow covered fields of Estonia and night fell. I dozed with my forehead against the …read more
We are on the train to Newcastle. We overslept and had to run like maniacs to get here. I managed to misplace my oyster card and my subsequent tube ticket to kings cross. The ticket gate staff were probably too startled by my sweaty panicked luggage humping madness to stop …read more