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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Friday, 2 January 2009

and to start the belonging...

I am off on a trip! leaving first thing tomorrow.

Down to the southern state of mainland Australia: Victoria...

travelling through some gorgeous country side... along the Great Ocean Rd, past the 12 Apostles(of which there are only about 7 left)... to Daylesford, where I believe there are natural spas... up to Swan Hill, across the Hay Plains.. then home. Taking about 13 days on the back of the Harley, no less.

Of course I will be safe 'cause I have myself surrounded with angels and all manner of deceased ancestors and friends. I have vintage rosary beads in my pockets, angelite crystal and a few vintage religious medals pinned to the inside of my leather jacket.
so dear friends.. will miss you lots but I have my (new, birthday) camera at the ready, so that when I get back, I can share this land that I call home.

32 comments:

kim said...

Have fun, be safe! I have completed a similar trip and it is so worth it, to be able to do a motorcycle trip at least once in a lifetime.

Let me know when you get the bracelets!

Tracy said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip! :)

Caitlin said...

Belated Happy Birthday and Happy New Year Robyn! I hope you have a great trip and look forward to continuing to share our blogging journeys in 2009.
Caitlin
XX

Krissie at winterwood said...

Happy birthday to you dear Robyn, and have a wonderful trip! I'm on a summer break, just.....relaxing which is great in the heat just now.

krissie at winterwood said...

ps...forgot to add that I love the new header there on your blog! its great!

peppylady said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy every minute of it.

Coffee is on.

Tori said...

Have fun! I can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful home. =D

Ali said...

I love your new blog header :-)

wishing you a wonderful but safe motorcycle trip!

Rapunzel said...

Have a wonderful time, can't wait to hear details when you return! xoxoxo

Genie Sea said...

Happy Belated Birthday my friend!

Your trip sounds like an adventure! And the names of the places sound so beautiful!

Have an exciting time full of discoveries on your trips! I look forward to seeing and hearing about it :)

No worries about the "smudging". You have a lot on your plate!

I will miss you! :)

solsticedreamer said...

oh what a wonderful trip you are going to have!
have great fun and enjoy the freedoma nd come back with lots of tales for us
xoxoxoxoox

amelia said...

Have a wonderful trip and connect with your land..

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Happy trip! Enjoy your land. :)

Julie said...

Have a wonderful trip and see you when you get back. I love your new banner. You are a beautiful lady.

Kavindra said...

when the pics come up, my husband will be pushing me out of the way to get to the computer to see - he loves your country!

have a wonderful trip! (it's like a walkabout but on a bike - a bikeabout)

Moonroot said...

Have a great trip! When we lived in Melbourne we always used to take anyone visiting us from the UK on a trip along the Great Ocean Road. It is sooooo beautiful.

Never did it on a motorbike though...

Happy New Year!

Moncha said...

Robyn,
have lots of fun and I hope to see a lot of great pictures when you get back !!

Kim said...

Enjoy your trip, Robyn, and I look forward to tales of adventure when you return :)

Kim x

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday , Robyn. Hope this year brings lots of love and hapiness. Have a fun trip and post some pics when you get back!
Love & Light

Shirl said...

Wow! Have a fantastic time!

gemma said...

Hope you are having the greatest time!
:-)

Pam said...

Enjoy that Hay Plain girl!!!

judie said...

What a wonderful birthday trip. I did a similar shorter one once, but it wasn't a Harley. It was a Goldwing 1000. LOL Prolly Joe is saying "ick"! I know you'll have lots of fun and I know you'll be safe. Enjoy! xoxoxo

Caroline said...

Enjoy and have a wonderful trip!

mermaid musings said...

happy new year and happy trip, too!
hugs!

linda may said...

G'Day,
I am so loving hearing you say this is your home country. Good girl. I also liked that your birthday falls on the first day of the year a special time of looking forwards to new beginnings.
Tuggeranong, where I live is quite close to Cooma. I have always wanted to have a better look at Daylesford after driving through the area years ago.

linda may said...

Eh! The new blog page set up looks good too.

Monique Elisabeth said...

Just dropped by to tell you I use only one blog anymore now, you can see the oliebollen there, with the recipe ; ) It's my home and garden, day to day life blog. I hope you will visit me there. I use my own name now !!
Love to see you there !!

Greetings from The Nethe

Hibiscus Moon said...

Happy Birthday and Bon Voyage! Australia is on my list of places to travel to in this lifetime.

Pear tree cottage! said...

O! My gosh I missed you!! darn! double darn!! just found your email yesterday after our silly book keeper opened it and then filed it never to be seen again until today.......I am so upset it would have been lovely to have "high tea" with you when you get here.

I do hope your trip will be bags of fun!!

Lee-ann

tinker said...

Hope you are having a wonderful, fantastic time! Can't wait to see the pictures. Hang on tight and enjoy!
XOXO

Monique Elisabeth said...

You will nearly be home, I hope you had a lovely time !!!