The Greater San Fransisco Area

Continuing my quest to travel the world.

It has been my quest to cycle around the world for a very long time, although I have ticked off 16 countries to date, I still haven't achieved the ultimate goal of cycling the world. I cannot wait any longer for the conditions to be perfect, age is catching up with me, so it is now or never.

picture drawn by Jim my Step - Father on our trip across Australia

picture drawn by Jim my Step - Father on our trip across Australia
After our trip to Vietnam in 2012.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


It's been a week of revelations. I've finally talked Niel into doing the global bike race, by promising to stay at home the whole time to be the go to person at home for him and keep the home fires burning. I can do my global tripping any time, Niel only gets one chance at this. If he doesn't have to worry about anything other than getting himself around the world in record time, then it makes things a lot easier for him. We still don't have any sponsorship and probably won't get any, so it is going to cost us a lot of money, no extra pennies for me to join him anywhere.

I was transplanting my strawberries this week. We started off with a dozen plants 19 years ago when we moved here, we now have 100 plants!! I wish we had heaps of fruit off them, but the birds get most of them. I'll need to buy some more bird netting.

Revelation number 3. I finally found Chicken Woo our bantam hen's nest. Can you see her?

No? you could never be employed as a chicken nest finder. How about now?

I have finally got to her nest in time and her eggs hadn't gone off - look how many she can lay in a couple of days.

Now that we've taken her eggs away, she is trying to come inside through the cat door, honestly she is such a character.

I've got 4 months to learn the intricacies of Niel's water pump and tank system, honestly when we went to the US last year we left it in the hands of our Neighbour who is a hydrologist  and rural septic tank specialist, and we came home to a bill for a new pump, when it was pretty new when we left. I'll get my revenge when I teach him some tips on how to cook for himself. You can't live on steak or Mc Donald's every night.

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