Over the years, as I’ve driven along the Great Alpine Road of eastern Victoria, I’ve always thought of how great it would be to cycle along the rail trail, an old abandoned rail road, that roughly snakes along in parallel to the Great Alpine Road from Bright to Wangaratta. “One day” I thought. It seemed […]
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Its been a tough week, full of excitement, anxiousness and disappointment. Six months of planning came down to four days of waiting to see if the adventure was going to become a reality. Unfortunately, with lousy weather preventing half of the team from joining us, and then on the last day, engine issues with […]
We arrived down at Tooradin airfield by 8am. Myriam, Linda and I were all pumped and raring to go! As we were packing and preparing the plane, the small patches of blue sky started to disappear and more fog rolled in. As the minutes ticked by, so did our chance of Bob and […]
On our last flight (Around Australia), we got to learn much more about one of our team members. Bob (aka Sean Connery) demonstrated his bush poetry skills. Here is a poem Bob has written for the 4 Deserts Run Adventure. It’s also Bob’s birthday today (23 May), so feel free to leave comments. […]
When I was flying through the Kimberley region last year, I realised I had to come back. The scenery was spectacular from the air – the changing red shades and shapes of the mountain ranges, and untouched wilderness with periodic traces of human inhabitants, only accessible by air, or a long and tough 4wd journey. […]
It’s been awhile since my last blog. Just over a year! My last blog was on the final day of the On a Wing & a Chair Around Australia Flight. It took me a couple of months to recover physically and mentally from the gruelling 38 days. Although it was extremely tough, it was an […]
Home at last! The only thing I could think about today was getting home. This is all that was on everyone else’s mind too. If we didn’t get home today, with the weather that is coming, we probably wouldn’t get home for another week. With the high passing over us, there was plenty of wind, […]
Can you believe this! We’ve been saying for days now that we have “one flying day to go”. After being fogged in at Aldinga yesterday, I really thought today was going to be it. Well, we got a little over an hour further south east & we still have “one flying day to go”. This […]
Last night, when I looked at the forecast, I was very confident that we’d be getting back to Tooradin today. I think the entire team were of the mindset that today would be the last day of the On a Wing & a Chair Around Australia Flight.
After spending 3 nights at Port Lincoln, we all felt ready to get going. If you look on the map, the distance from Port Lincoln to Aldinga is only about 150 miles across the bay. But as I’m going coastal, we had to track north to Whyalla, then across the bay to Port Pirie, & then south all […]