Monday, April 7, 2008

Good things do come to an end.

After spending a few days in Fremantle Harv and I both agreed to make this our final destination for the bike tour. There are a number of reasons why, including some financial difficulties, some time difficulties, and also the problems we are having with our hands to name a few.

I’m so proud of effort throughout the tour, and it’s certainly proved a great friendship between Harv and I. People would ask, “So have you guys had any massive fights yet?” And honestly we had to say, “Nah we’re all good.” Sure we both had our mood swings and got a bit grumpy from time to time. But we both understood what was going on in the others head, because sure enough along the say one of us had felt the same.

Its kind of disappointing to not make it the whole way around Australia, but I’m definitely not disappointed in myself. A few months ago I was in Europe throwing down way to many beers with the best of them, and here I am now having cycled across Australia feeling the fittest and healthiest I’ve ever been. It’s definitely a great start to future journeys to come. I set out on this trip in search of some form of inspiration and freedom from whatever was going on in my life, and I certainly found it. One thing for sure, I’m proud to be Australian. We have the most amazing country and I hope everyone out there can feel as lucky as I do living in this place. Please lets all look after it so it can be possible for future travellers to have a chance at possibly experiencing what Harv and I experienced on this trip.

First of all thankyou to our families for helping us every step of the way. We couldn’t have achieved our goal without you.

I give tremendous thanks to all of the people we met along the way and specially to those of you who took us into your homes, and fed or accommodated us. Also thankyou to those who believed in us, and to those who didn’t, thanks for the inspiration!

7 comments:

girt said...

Hi Guys,
HAVE JUST SEEN YOUR HAIR ON MY SPACE.
OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME. Were there bugs in there.
Just wanted to say "good on ya guys" You have both had an amazing journey filled with challenges, excitement, commitments,strengths that you found you had and perserverence. You have succeeded in every way showing maturity and strengths to continue your journey even when the going got rough. We are so proud of you both. I won't say we won't be happy to see you home, even if it's only for a short while. I won't have to worry about the trucks squashing you or the dingos having a munch or the ants and buzzards enjoying the meat left on your bones. I will sleep better. I certainly have enjoyed the journal as I know others have too.
See you both soon. Luv girt

Shelley said...

Dudes, that was rockin. Beautiful effort, and I'm with you Rob, Australia is the finest country that I could have ever hoped to be brought up in. Can't wait to get back!

Loved reading about it, great idea.

NahumAyliffe said...

Hey Harvey and Rob,

Well done boys! You have seen more than most of us of this country, and you've done it the hard way. Geez mate I thought you might run into money issues along the way (it's bloody tough travelling) but all power to you both for getting out there and having a bloody red hot go! Good stuff bud, A real life changing experience, or a character building experience, or maybe just a frickin awe-inspiring journey. Kudos to you both!

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