Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Finishing a good book is like the completion of a wonderful journey...

Finishing a good book is like the completion of a wonderful journey and then having to say ‘good bye’ to a great travel-partner…Late last night, despite the city-wide loss of electricity for the better part of the evening, relying on my trusty Petzl headlight, I read the last pages of a simply delightful little read about a very normal guy and his even more normal ’fridge’ as they embarked on a hitch-hiking adventure around Ireland [‘Round Ireland with a Fridge’ by Tony Hawks]. Itz nothing earth shaking or profound, instead itz just a short personal narrative by a guy that went on a decidedly unplanned and yet liberating, as the Aussies like to say, ‘walk about.” This book therefore joins a group of humorous albeit provocative and stirring travel narratives within my modest collection that include: No Picnic on Mount Kenya by Felice Benuzzi, One Man’s Mountains by Tom Patey, Over the Hills and Far Away by Rob Collister, and My Old Man and the Sea: A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn by David Hayes and Daniel Hayes. All of these guyz know what Tilman knew, that is…’the best trips can be planned on the back of a bar napkin.” So it goes…:)

Feeding the Rat: Today, 120 minutes in the rain...Tuesday- Rest day [but three hours working hard for Mike on the new house]

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