The Traveller

I was walking along the beach of an evening, enjoying the views over the bay, the sound of the water and the self propelled motion. The layout of the land and the villages encourage driving even for minor errands. There were a few others strolling along, apparently in the same business as I. As usual, people here acknowledge other human beings and greet each other whether they know you or not. For a large city person this feels, well, odd I suppose, but it’s immensely attractive and easy to get used to.
Anyway, as I walked along I saw this contraption parked and decided to investigate.

Simon's bike

Simon’s bike

It was a pretty amazing construction and clearly something made for traveling. There was this chap sitting on a bench a bit further away, and I guessed it was the rider.

Simon the Traveler

Simon the Traveler

Sure enough, it was Simon, the owner of the bike (trike?). He wanted to see Australia properly and built himself a bike fit for the purpose. And seen the country he has, he’s spent three and a half years on the road! Wouldn’t you just love to follow his blog? Alas, he does not have one. He does plan to write a book about his travels at some stage.
Perhaps I should put my bike in order when I come home?


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