Author Topic: Bunbury World  (Read 4162 times)

pdm

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2018, 06:08:57 pm »
So the roads really ARE paved with cheese!?

Graeme

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2018, 09:47:08 pm »
The landing itself was fast and hard, into a thunderstorm.  I'm beginning to think I might be the reincarnation of Thor given how the thunder is following me round the world - does that work in Viking theology? 

I'm now taking a day in Miami while my bike gets a new BB and trued wheels in a local shop.  The shop was my second call off the plane yesterday, after a diner where I found that saying "Hello I've  got a really plummy English accent and I'm cycling round the world" is a good way of getting free food.  When I've did get to the shop I ran into a local club meeting where I became the impromptu guest speaker and got invited to someone's home for two nights.  No cycling so far, but pretty good so the same.

Gosh that was a hard landing then.
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Torslanda

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2018, 03:10:21 pm »
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The landing itself was fast and hard, into a thunderstorm.  I'm beginning to think I might be the reincarnation of Thor given how the thunder is following me round the world - does that work in Viking theology? 

Not AFAIK but it does in H2G2.

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2018, 07:49:39 pm »
Glad you're ok after the everglade escapade!   :o
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Karla

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2018, 09:39:09 pm »
Aah, you mean the alligator incident

I'm chalking it up next to Deano's tiger episode, with the difference that this one was totally avoidable and involved lots of silliness and general bunburying.

Karla

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2018, 04:09:44 pm »
I've my birthday next week so on D.A.L.E.'s suggestion I've created a Kindle wishlist where you can buy me ebooks to read on my travels.  Go on, be generous  ... just think, if I'm reading your book in my tent in Canada when TEH BEAR strikes, you could have provided me with the last bit of comfort I'll ever get.

Here's the link.  Click away!

Karla

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2018, 05:42:43 pm »
Today is a special day.  Over three months after setting out, and having ridden far enough north that I've already left 95% of Canada's population behind me, today I'll finally reach the latitude of York and camp further north than where I started.

In other news, here's a blog post where I confirm all of Clarion's suspicions about what funny things go on in the US of A.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2018, 07:35:02 pm »
I haven't read On the Road but the Kerouac I have read has been mixed – some pretty good but a lot of it just a dreary pool of words. The Dharma Bums was ok IIRC.
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Karla

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2018, 10:08:52 am »
It's the post you've all been waiting for: it's my kit list blog!



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Kim

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2018, 02:18:58 pm »
I'm always impressed that people manage with such tiny sleeping bags!

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2018, 02:55:04 pm »
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I had to carry a lot more did and supplies with me through northern Canada and Alaska, not to mention extra cold weather gear, so I posted some studd ahead to pick up in Anchorage.
Excellent forward thinking to have your own personal studd ready and waiting for you in Anchorage. Saves all that tiresome trawling of the local bars.  :thumbsup:
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Karla

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2018, 06:56:03 pm »
Oops and thanks Cudzo, those errors have now been fixed and with several others.  Can you tell I was writing that post in a hurry before my flight?

I'm always impressed that people manage with such tiny sleeping bags!

Well I do have two of them, plus a liner.  I was still sleeping in lots of clothes towards the furthest north point though, and trying a bit harder than usual to find accommodation. 

Karla

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2018, 01:54:11 pm »
Good news!  YACF can make it through (or over, under or round) the great firewall of China!

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2018, 04:39:12 pm »
Wow!  So why don’t we have more members in China?

Karla

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2019, 03:28:19 pm »
I've made it back to the West! As of yesterday I'm in Austria.

Below is some actual footage of my return.  I'm sure you'll all agree it was a momentous occasion.

Karla crosses the Iron Curtain

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Bunbury World
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2019, 04:24:28 pm »
Austria might be the right (literally, apart from the Prater of course!) side of the Danube but it's further east than Gomułka-land (as I'm sure you know). Hang on – is it safe for us to be seen talking to you?
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)