Wednesday 30.7.14 - I bought it.I've taken it for a spin down Pacific Drive. I need a grinectomy. Pig of a thing trying to reverse into a gravel parking spot when only the balls of my feet touching the ground. Otherwise...just wow. I sure as hell hope I never drop it. I've been riding all afternoon, what a beautiful machine.
This is a view of the water bomber passing over my home to attend a nearby fire at McCrae, esp Heronswood on my Mornington Peninsula.
It reminded me that there were other fires raging in Victoria.
I was particularly concerned about fires in the Grampians just north of The Great Ocean Road,
the road that Scott would be travelling on the weekend.
Fortunately, the Grampian fires were controlled, but Scott found other problems on the mighty road.
January 20 - Who has been along the Great Ocean Road?
Was it during terrorist, I mean tourist season? Holy crap what a collection of awful, incompetent, slow, hat and tissue box on the back parcel shelf, wandering all over the road wastes of space. Pretty place though. To de-stress I went and bought a new helmet. All is right with the world again.
Yes. I was warned by 3 different people to watch out for tourists driving on the wrong side of the road. Even better, driving a motorhome they're still learning to handle. I even met 2 other riders on the way there, and they wanted to go but had heard too much about how dangerous it is because of the tourists. I should invent an automatic head smacker for all hire vehicles when it detects you're trying to kill someone.
Scott visited the Edge of the World in north west Tasmnaia before hitting the Great Ocean Road...