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  1. BobM

    COVID My COVID Passport

    You have to be careful with the dictionary. First it's just a couple of words a day, then it's 5 or 6 and before you know it you are in real trouble. Dictionaries remind me of the condemned man on the scaffold who was asked if he had any last words: A - first letter of the English alphabet...
  2. BobM

    COVID My COVID Passport

    We have our own ways of coping with the stresses of COVID-19. The lexicographer Sheidlower says: 'In times of stress people will go to things that will provide answers; the Bible, the dictionary or alcohol.'📖📕🍷 Take your pick! Bob M
  3. BobM

    COVID My COVID Passport

    De nada, Camino Chrissy. I stayed at a place in Italy on the Via Francigena. I forget the name. God! I have to start taking the pills again. Anyway, what was I saying? Ah yes! There was a big sign in the lounge room that said: "A day spent without laughter is a day wasted." Bob M
  4. BobM

    COVID My COVID Passport

    Thank you mspath. What a wonderful thread on the Cruz de Ferro! I have attached a photo of a more modest cross I took somewhere on the stage from San Martin to Astorga. in June 2007. The cairn needs more work. Perhaps someone else has seen the same cross and we can all wallow in nostalgia...
  5. BobM

    COVID My COVID Passport

    Great photo. You could use the facemask as a credencial on your next hike. Get it stamped each day. The cairn reminds me of one with a cross on the Camino (I forget the name). You are supposed to leave a stone that you brought from your home, so a great pile has built up around the cross. But...
  6. BobM

    COVID My COVID Passport

    Happy to help, Andrea.🙃 We need all the laughs we can get. Have a go at Laughing Yoga. Bob M
  7. BobM

    COVID My COVID Passport

    When the pandemic hit early last year there were some very funny photos of people planting TP rolls in their gardens to cope with the shortage. We may not be able to hike our next pilgrimage walks just now, but we can still dream and plan to give us hope that a better future is one day closer...
  8. BobM

    COVID My COVID Passport

    We Melburnians are in Lockdown 6.0, but it feels like Lockdown Infinity. You go a bit crazy and irritable locked in your apartment. I am thinking of putting a warning sign on my door. What do you think? Too wishy-washy? Should I be more direct? Then there is the TV that makes me want to throw...
  9. BobM

    COVID My COVID Passport

    I haven't been out on the balcony for awhile. If I can get a travel visa I might go out there and do some gardening. Have a chat with my goat. But I worry about having too much fun. Bob M
  10. BobM

    COVID My COVID Passport

    My travel is a bit restricted at the moment, so my COVID Passport does not have many nice stamps. Sigh😞 Bob M Credits to cartoonist LeLievre.
  11. BobM

    Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

    Ferrying is a good idea, because it takes a lot of the stresses and unknowns re accommodation out of the equation. You could do it on the MMRT with local taxis, but the cost would mount up. You could check with the two operators I used on two sections of the MMRT. Maybe a few local pilgrims...
  12. BobM

    Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

    That's a good idea! Prospective Camino walkers (like I was back in the day) could do a nice training walk and get camino insights from experienced hikers at the same time. Bob M
  13. BobM

    Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

    Beechworth You could stay an extra night at the Everton Caravan Park, get a transfer to Beechworth and cycle back to Everton as a day trip, continuing your hike to Wangaratta next day. It is about 16km and the elevation falls by 300 metres, making for an easy ride. See route details at...
  14. BobM

    Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

    Stage 4: Everton to Bowser, taxi to Wangaratta There is a very slight upward climb from the caravan park to the actual Everton station. The small hamlet there is called Upper Everton and has only a few houses. Just before you arrive, there is a sign showing the MMRT spur line to Beechworth. A...
  15. BobM

    Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

    The sunglasses trick is a good idea - like those big butterflies that have fake eyes on their wings to scare off predators. Hikers could also wave their hiking poles over their heads. Re the Victorian COVID lockdown, thankfully I had completed the MMRT and other sightseeing just in time. COVID...
  16. BobM

    Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

    Stage 3: Myrtleford to Everton I found a wild peach tree growing beside the bridge over the river soon after leaving Myrtleford – another discarded seed had taken root - but the abundant fruit were still green. There were no apple trees or blackberries today. The first section of the MMRT was...
  17. BobM

    Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

    Stage 2: Porepunkah to Myrtleford I hit the road at 7:30am. The mornings are surprisingly cool and I like to get all my walking done by early afternoon. There was a good tail wind all day – and on the other days as well. Bright to Myrtleford and onto Taylor’s Gap next day is the prettiest...
  18. BobM

    Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

    Magpies Okay, you know about FALLING BRANCHES dropping suddenly from the sky and deadly SNAKES slithering into your bed while you sleep :eek: – but now we have to talk about MAGPIES in the spring nesting season. If magpies dive bomb you with their BIG SAVAGE BEAKS and MERCILESS TALONS, shield...
  19. BobM

    Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

    Perils in the bush Eucalyptus (gum) trees are iconic to Australia and they have found their way to many other countries; but they shed leaves, twigs and small branches with wild abandon, even when it is not blowing a storm. There are two rules for camping in the Australian bush: Rule 1: Don’t...
  20. BobM

    Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

    Stage 1: Bright to Porepunkah Not much to add to my first post about the stage some days ago. Very pleasant walk and wonderful scenery. I have also shown a few of the signs you will encounter on the MMRT, including an emergency marker post with the location to give if you have a problem. They...
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