Between February 2002 and March 2003 I circumnavigated 12,504 miles around the Australian continent on my bicycle, or push bike as they say there. After that I went to New Zealand for three months and met up with a friend and ended up pushing the total mileage to 14,115.7 miles (22717.02 km). I spent 269 days on my bike, 272 days not on my bike, and getting 67 flat tires over those 17 months.
I started and ended my 13 month lap around Australia at Luna Park in St. Kilda/Melbourne.. The distance around Australia (including Tasmania) ended up being about 20,281km (12,600 miles).
One fun thing I did during my trip was to visit six "confluences", which is where a whole-numbered latitude/longitude mark intersects for The Degree Confluence Project.
Woke up this morning and someone discovered that the boat was up on the beach. Turns out one of the anchors came loose and it went up onto the beach. After a bunch of pushing we got it out in the water.
I was gonna go today, but Sara and everyone started playing Devil's advocate and told me to go with them out on the island.....so I went with them! Funny how I didn't get seasick at all on the boat, I thought I would since I was fighting getting sick when I went diving in Cairns, but not now.
We hung out on the island for a couple hours. I went snorkelling for awhile. It was either very pleasant or very cold. There were so many different currents in the tidal pool area that the temperature would change every couple of seconds.
The craypots had a couple of legal-sized crayfish, so we all sampled them...yummy. Also had octopus that night too. Paul and I played chess. I won, but the only reason I did is that my king was one square closer to his last pawn than he was to save it.