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No man is an Island, intire of it selfe; every man is a piece of the Con­ti­nent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promon­to­rie were, as well as if a Man­nor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any man’s death dimin­ish­es me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And there­fore nev­er send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

John Donne

Med­i­ta­tion XVII, Devo­tions Upon Emer­gent Occasions

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Planning a tour of the Apple Isle: Tasmania 2022

With inter­na­tion­al bor­ders closed (for Aus­tralians, any­way) until god-only-knows-when, and a nice local trip look­ing very attrac­tive as an intro­duc­tion to tour­ing for my part­ner Danielle, we’ve been plan­ning a Tas­man­ian East Coast cycling trip for a few months now. We’ve out­lined a nice 15-leg route that will take us 13–14 days in total rid­ing, across per­haps three weeks (giv­en rests and sightseeing).

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“Tell ‘im he’s dreamin’!” Dealing with lockdown boredom by prepping for Europe

Vic­to­ria is cur­rent­ly in our fourth COVID-19 lock­down, and I find myself sit­ting inside, on a chill but sun­ny Sun­day after­noon in late autumn, prepar­ing for a Euro­pean bike tour that might nev­er even­tu­ate, but even if it does, cer­tain­ly won’t for quite a few years. So why both­er plan­ning it at all? Well, pri­mar­i­ly the answer to that ques­tion at the moment is: I’m bored shit­less. But I also need some­thing to look for­ward to.

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My first fishing outing for 2021

Today was a nice sun­ny day, only 14°C but it feels like 20-some­thing. I could take it no longer: I had to get out. I haven’t fished since ear­ly Decem­ber 2020 due to my back issues, so it was refresh­ing to get the spin­ning rod out and hit Lake Wendouree.

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Back on the bike and about to wet a line again!

The past fort­night has been a big change from a recov­ery per­spec­tive, some things have regressed a lit­tle and oth­er areas are rapid­ly improving.

The pain has regressed some­what. It was to be expect­ed as I low­ered my nar­cot­ic lev­els that the under­ly­ing pain would sur­face, but it has been hard to go back­wards in areas like sleep. On the oth­er hand, my trip to the phys­io­ther­a­pist cer­tain­ly paid div­i­dends and I have been able to help out more around the house, which with a trou­ble­some teenag­er reluc­tant to con­tribute, has been a good thing for our fam­i­ly dynamic.

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Making my mother proud at my university graduation ceremony

Although I fin­ished my bachelor’s degree and was award­ed my tes­ta­mur (cer­tifi­cate) in Decem­ber, I had my actu­al grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mo­ny today out at the Mt. Helen Cam­pus of Fed­er­a­tion Uni­ver­si­ty. Present with me were some unlucky fel­low grad­u­ates who fin­ished theirs at the end of 2019, forced to wait for their phys­i­cal cer­e­mo­ny for a year and a half due to COVID-19.

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Book Cover of Batavia by Peter FitzSimons

Reading Batavia by Peter FitzSimons: Makes Lord Of The Flies seem tame

Batavia is the amaz­ing true sto­ry of a trea­­sure-laden flag­ship of a fleet owned by the Dutch East Indies Com­pa­ny (Vereenigde Oost­indis­che Com­pag­nie or VOC). The Batavia and its accom­pa­ny­ing ships embarked on a nine month jour­ney to Batavia (known today as Jakar­ta, in Indone­sia) in 1628–29, on a mis­sion to trade in the lucra­tive exot­ic spices that shaped that era of explo­ration and ulti­mate­ly changed the world. Tragedy befalls the ship and its crew before they reach their port of des­ti­na­tion, and may­hem quick­ly ensues amongst a crew of des­per­ate mis­fits and malcontents.

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Coming home

I’ve been home for a full week now and though it’s been a big dis­rup­tion, it’s nice to be home where I can be comfortable.

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Recovery and rehabilitation

It’s been just over a week since my surgery, and I’ve dis­charged from St. Vincent’s in Fitzroy and am now clos­er to home at St. John of God in Ballarat,…
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Have resumed pilates again!

My back recov­ery is start­ing to real­ly come along. I am off the drugs, I only wear my back brace for stren­u­ous activ­i­ties, and thus it is time to start work­ing on strength­en­ing my core again.

Post­ed in Bal­larat, Victoria 
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