Category Archives: Science & Tech

A brief reflection on the role of technology in travel

Some of you may have noticed the tag on some of my posts by now – science and technology. Well this post will exemplify that, as it is not a progress update but is solely some musings I have had time to think about whilst travelling centred around the use of technology in society today, a personal topic of interest for me (given that I am an IT student). If you’re here solely for trip updates you may wish to skip this post ;-)

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..And then there were two

This post marks a turning point for the trip, or the beginning of the trip proper you could say. I met with Alex and his DR650 at 3PM in Petrie  – destination Mapleton National Park. Brisbane was a stop over and was more of a social visit for us both to catch up with family and friends and marked one of the few stop-over in a major city we would have on this trip; we will be camping for the majority from here on out.

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Day 1 – It’s finally all happening

Well, I did it.

Although my departure was slightly delayed due to a few false starts, everything has finally fallen into place and I have now left the Mid North Coast to begin making my way to the tropics. My first stop over is currently in Murwillumbah and it seems to be quite a lovely place, I intend on spending the next day exploring to see what it has to offer.

I am also quite happy to say that nothing has gone wrong so far – my bike and gear has been travelling well with little to report after covering 400km without a hitch. I’ll be stopping by Brisbane tomorrow to visit some of my friends before meeting with Alex to work out where we are headed next. Thanks to a tip from Al I have also setup a MyTracks account on my phone so those that wish to stalk my progress can do so. Clicking on the marker will give you more information. Isn’t technology wonderful? I’ll be posting a more more detailing account of today and tomorrow at a later date, but until then, I’ll leave with a quick photo I snapped in the main street which kind of sums this place up.

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