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.
another day on the water! (and without the laptop so the writing is sparse)
Today was a good day. We paddled all about. I kept taking lots of pictures and movies. The problem with this is that I was in the back steering, so MCQ nearly got whapped with a tree branch at one point. Sorry MCQ!
The little piece of cardboard for the humanclock site has now been sea kayaking in addition to mountain climbing and the like.
We made our way back to town, got cleaned up and went with this girl Sue to the fish and chips place. This wasn't any fish and chips place, they also had hardcore porn videos for rent too! We ate our fish and chips and drank beer in the parking lot in Sue's car. (I know this is a horribly constructed sentence)
Made our way to the Redcliff Cafe to meet up with the other people who we went kayaking with. Was a good time and we all told some good stories.