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.
Worked on the clock site for part of the morning. Robin is renting the place out weekly until the busy season starts so I cleaned up a bit before the hordes of people came over to check the place out. (a comma might have helped in that last sentence).
Around 3pm we drove to Queenstown...Robin played hockey tonight. We walked around town making funny videos as usual. Walked past the little coffee stand and the girl running it recognized us from last week....so we turned around and got coffee. Walked into one store with $300 sweaters. They asked us how we were doing. Robin said a bunch of funny stuff about being depressed. When they saw he was joking they laughed for awhile...seems that most of the people that go in there don't do that kind of humor. Robin actually got the lady to de-lint his fleece with one of those sticky-roller-things. That was pretty funny, got a lot of it on video too.
The hockey game was good, Robin's team one, he scored two goals. I missed the first one cause I was writing postcards. We drove home and watch the days' movies.
I'm probably going to head out in a week or so...gonna keep grinding on the clock site.