Monthly Archives: September 2017

Observations from the saddle of a bike: Prelude to the journey.

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE SADDLE OF A BIKE  Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle. This next odyssey will include new destinations and not so much encountering the past. The blog will include stories about the people we … Continue reading

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Revisiting England and Wales: Visit to Maggie Part 2

MAGGIE’S CAMP IN WALES PART 2. the Australian Outback…. Birdsville….Backtrack tours….and Gilwern Wales. In the previous post, Maggie’s Camp in Wales Part 1, featuring the Australian outback I related how we established our Backtrack tour business and how we met … Continue reading

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Revisiting England and Wales: Visit to Maggie in Wales Part 1

MAGGIE’S CAMP IN WALES PART 1. My freelance radio career….Establishing Fred’s Backtracks Tours…. And meeting Maggie. Between 1997 and 2005 Bev and I operated a tour business (Fred’s Backtracks) that involved taking people into Australia’s vast and remote outback. Maggie … Continue reading

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