As the train hurtles into Somerset, our excitement increases. We're now just hours away from taking possession of our tandem. And we know one of two scenarios will come true - either we have made
a dreadful mistake or we are embarking on a
wonderful shared adventure.
|Sam the Man in Sydney|
The rest of the ride went better, until we became bored and retired to a cafe for coffee and cake - the hired tandem propped against a nearby post so we could admire it.
All that seems a long time ago now. We've quit our jobs, moved out of our house, said goodbye to family and friends and flown half way around the world to where our very own, brand new tandem awaits us.
For the past few days we've been enjoying stopoffs in Sydney and Abu Dhabi, and a stay with friends in London.
|Merran at Mangawhai, Northland with Judy and friend Grace|
|Judy with Janice and Roger in London|
|Two of the Brockie brothers, Hokianga|
|Tarzan Tai at Leigh, Northlanf|
|Sam and Agi, Sydney|
|Judy astride the Meridian Line, Greenwich, London|
|Jack makes a spectacle of himself, Poole, England|
|Judy's favourite - Regents \park, London|
|Shirley in her garden, Umawera, Hokianga|
|Some of the clan at Leigh, before we left. Judy, brother Mark, sister Sarah, Tai and brother-in-law Ross|
|Night out in Sydney|
|Judy and friend Alison at the Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi|
|Sky scrapper reflections, Abu Dhabi|
|Judy pauses in an Abu Dhabi furniture store that specialises in the colourful.|
|Jet ski, Abu Dhabi. A place of contrasts.|
|Relaxing on a waterborne ride, Abu Dhabi high rises in the background|
|Wow, what an exhibition. Leonardo da Vinci, the Anatomist, at the Queen's Gallery, London.|
|Jack gets friendly with Lord Baden Powell - founder of the boy scout movement|