DAY 5 – Landing in Australia Flying over land now – AUSTRALIA! Beautiful, rugged and self-confident landscape. Earthy green with brilliant yellow sun reflecting off the whispy rolling clouds. Heading south towards Rockhampton (aptly named). One hour to go and 515 miles. Some great river systems. If Buzz Aldred (Geography teacher, Oldham Hulme) was here,…
Around the World in 13 days – 3 & 4 Hong Kong
Up the Peak Woke at 5am and again at 9am. Lovely bed and sheets with thin crispy quilt. Wow – 9 hours sleep and right on schedule. Tidied room ready for cleaner. I had seen a sign for complimentary coffee and pastries last night in the lobby area, but by the time I emerged, showered…
Around the World in 13 days – 1 & 2 London to Hong Kong
Day One – The Adventure Begins So here I am, 5.00pm, Sunday May 1st, sat in the Departure Lounge at Heathrow Airport, Terminal 1, with my rucksack, loose-fitting clothing, brand new dazzling white trainers, and four continents to cross as I circumnavigate this earth in 13 days.
In a corner of a secret garden where the viscaria and and honeysuckle once bathed their beautiful, delicate flowers in the summer breeze,
Cut here Along the dotted lines Of emptiness Loneliness Deep hurt Deep into my child Cut it out And tear it into little pieces Before the anti-matter Strangles me Asphyxiates me Swallows me into nothingness