I almost sucumb to the temptation of a grand project that would have grounded me at home, in the form of a castle. It was such a great little castle with a stone tower, flagpole for the skull and crossbones, a dungeon and a tunnel to the church. A week of castle fantasies and I decided against it. With that decision made, a calm desended and my focus returned to the North American oddysey.
The past week has seen me buy more and more gadgets, that I convince myself I will need, but in reality are little more than a psychological security blanket. The latest is the Power Monkey solar charger. A tiny pair of solar panels that will charge the ipod and phone. The bike got a good clean and oil last week and under clear blue skies I pushed off for a ride down the Huon Valley on Saturday. It was magic but I could only imagine what lies ahead. It is now crammed into its box and weighing a little to much I fear. Iam just hoping for some sympathetic check-in staff.
It is time to go. All that is left, is the doing now.