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.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Wonder Woman.

Yes, you're right, I've been quiet lately. I may not be bionic, and I'm not exactly the 6 million dollar man, or woman in this case, and I'm not wonder woman .......... yet. But I've been 'rebuilt'. Both knees and both feet are now fixed. Hooray. It's taken 3 years of countless Doctors, Podiatrists and Specialist's appointments, x-rays, MRI scans and even a visit to Accident and Emergency at the hospital. I've had many ups and downs, and it's cost a lot of money, but I'm finally able to carry on with my cycling trips , and physical ambitions. Life is too short to put up with pain. As I said 6 months ago, if I'm willing to pay thousands to fix my poor cat, then why not myself.

It's just past the shortest day. It may not be getting any warmer, but it's always a milestone I'm pleased to get to. Spring can't come soon enough. There are small signs of the Spring in the garden. The little Jonquil Daffodil's are flowering and there are big buds on the fruiting trees. The 'Autumnalis' cherry tree is in flower, so named because it always flowers in Autumn and carries on flowering till Spring. These are only small signs, but I like seeing the seasons progress - reflected in the garden.

And of course Spring is special to me this year as it means cycle touring S.E.Asia. We can start looking up airline prices, now that I am 'fixed'. Niel may already have had his vaccinations and his Visa to enter Vietnam, but I will have to do mine.

I might be bandaged up and on crutches, but I'm felling happy and content that the process of eliminating my pain is finally over, and that's wonderful, so perhaps I am wonder woman after all.


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