Oliver is…

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man

…done with cruising

After one nice cruise roughly a year ago, it was decided that when I made my move to Canada with my Aussie-Thai hybrid that we’d do it by ship. Flights were obviously cheaper and more direct, but for a few hundred more dollars we could spend more than three weeks sailing the Pacific, accommodation and food included, stopping off at a number of tropical islands before arriving in Vancouver. With no time restraints on us it seemed perfect.

Holland America MS Oosterdam in Sydney
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…growing a yeard

Some of you may have noticed that my beard gallery hasn’t been updated in a while and may have put that down to general laziness.

You couldn’t have been more wrong.
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…done with Australia again

To the east, to the east, the road beneath my feet,
To the west, to the west, well I haven’t got there yet,
To the north, to the north, never to be caught,
To the south, to the south, my time is running out.
– Frank Turner, The Road.
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