Oliver is…

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

…a bit late with this

I’m now so far behind with this thing I’ll probably never finish it, and even if I did it would be so vague and misremembered it probably wouldn’t be worth it anyway.

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…done with 2013

I may be a fortnight late, but here’s a rough a month by month run down of my past year. For those depending on my blog for updates of my life, you’re in for a few spoilers. The first few months are going to be the most boring and I’ve left the last few a bit sparse so as not to ruin future posts. All in all, a bit weak.

One ‘interesting’ point is that this has been my third year running that has been longer than the standard 365 days. 2012 was a leap year, 2013 I gained around eight hours (starting in Australia, ending in Copenhagen) and this year I had the double 21 April. I think 2014 will be a short one.
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…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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…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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…going behind the scenes

By now most of you will have read the global bestseller ‘Literally the Newcastle of the south‘. You’ve probably read other work by this lovable author and each time you do, you’re probably wondering ‘how does he do it?’. In a world exclusive so secretive that not even he knows about it yet, we take you behind the scenes of the Freelance Flaneur at work.
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…raising a toast to Champagne Bay

Before we get to Port Vila, we go to Champagne Bay. This bay is on the northern edge of Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit), the largest island of Vanuatu*. If you go at the right time, which we didn’t, and the tide is low, you can apparently see the sea bubbling, which is where its name comes from.


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…impressed by The Beards of Australia

When I first arrived in Australia there were a few differences I noticed that I wasn’t too keen on — they generally centred around things not being how I’m used to them, but I’ve since discovered teas, cheeses and beers that I can now enjoy.

One thing I did immediately like about the country was the immense facial hair on display, something helped a lot by arriving on 30 October so I could fully enjoy Movember unfold.

The Beards                                                                                             Source
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…done with Australia

I can now say I’ve done Australia, I seen it all and done everything. By that, I, of course, mean that I’ve now visited all states and mainland territories after spending the weekend in Canberra.


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…done with Alice

Springs.
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…done with Darwin

Yep, no more evolution for me. It’s all creative design from now on.
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