First off, I want to apologize for my absence on here. After announcing my pregnancy, I got a full-time position as a web content and social media manager, and that, along with my pregnancy kept me busy, and tired, for most of 2017. Since then, I have given birth to the sweetest little boy, Emerson Riggin, and even though the first five weeks have been insane, I am hoping to get back to writing on here sometime in 2018.
Erin of The World Wanderer
Craig Zabransky of
Central Coast Cycle Club (New South Wales, Australia)
Lori and Greg spent around 3 weeks biking across Spain on the French Way of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) Pilgrim Trail. We had many a laugh thinking of Anita doing her roadbike racing, as we lumbered along on clunky hybrid bikes and pushed them many times up muddy, steep dirt tracks next to the Pilgrim walkers. Meanwhile, fitter bikers would race past on nearby roads much more Anita’s style! The entire trip included many mountains, including the Pyrenees, Basque areas of the Cantabrian Mountains, Montes de Leon and the O Cebreiro Mountains in Galicia, being a journey over 660 kilometers. There must be as many trails (and hills) to the church of Santiago (Saint James) as pilgrims, who travel from all over the world here. We passed Roman Ruins, Castle Walls, Old Forts, sunflowers, vineyards, corn and pumpkin fields, and rode over Cobblestone Streets through villages dating back to the Bronze Ages, on this historical track.
Tamara also kept herself busy in 2017, hiking as well as cycling weekends away. She did many explorations around Australia, as well as several overseas. One trip took her and Linda to Tasmania’s pristine and stunning 3 Capes Walk near Port Arthur, and another to the Australian Alps –trekking near our tallest mountain, Mount Kosciusko. Tamara and Linda also went to a remote area of Indonesia, the Raja Ampat “Four Kings” Islands (West Papua Province), where the kayaking and snorkeling was superb.