Baton Rouge and Onwards

I stayed with an excellent Warmshowers host in Baton Rouge, Mark. He is a bicycle advocate who has not had a car for 25 years and works in the library at the University. Sadly I did not have much time to chat with him, after resting and cooking dinner (blackened catfish, guacamole and salad), he even rode with me the 25 km out of town!

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Cemeteries

The water table is so high in Louisiana that all the graves are above ground. The first 3 pictures are of a cemetery in the 9th ward, the rest are of Lafitte Cemetery.

Home again…

Taking the bus back to Launceston to fly out...the Westbury Newell's farm! It was weird to take the bus along roads I had cycled. See you next year Jeannette!
Taking the bus back to Launceston to fly out…the Westbury Newell’s farm! It was weird to take the bus along roads I had cycled. See you next year Jeannette!
My last day in Launceston and a beer with Steve, shoo I prefer to call Saint Steve.
My last day in Launceston and a beer with Steve, who I prefer to call Saint Steve.
Melbourne from the air
Melbourne from the air
Guangzhou, China and an 8 hour layover. They kindly gave us all a free hotel room and food voucher, but by the time we were all rounded up we had a whole 3 hours to enjoy the room and food.
Guangzhou, China and an 8 hour layover. They kindly gave us all a free hotel room and food voucher, but by the time we were all rounded up we had a whole 3 hours to enjoy the room and food. The city was filled with these buildings with no windows…
bikes in Guangzhou
bikes in Guangzhou
Nice clear air, welcome to China!
Nice clear air, welcome to China!
Guangzhou
Guangzhou
Vancouver sighting!
Vancouver sighting!
the road home
the road home
hardly any snow left, but the weather is doing it's usual schizophrenic spring activities....snow, rain, melt, snow...It is nice to be home and spend some time by myself. One thing about traveling alone is that one is rarely alone! Thank you Tasmania for your awesome hills, wonderful hospitality and great beer!
hardly any snow left, but the weather is doing it’s usual schizophrenic spring activities….snow, rain, melt, snow…It is nice to be home and spend some time by myself. One thing about traveling alone is that one is rarely alone! Thank you Tasmania for your awesome hills, wonderful hospitality and great beer!

The end, maybe……

Wilson!
Wilson!

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near Port Arthur
near Port Arthur

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This has been a life changing trip for me, who knows what will happen next....plans are meant to be changed, promises have to be kept, Tasmania is now one of my favourite places on earth....thank you everyone! See you later xoxoxoxo
This has been a life changing trip for me, who knows what will happen next….plans are meant to be changed, promises have to be kept, Tasmania is now one of my favourite places on earth….thank you everyone! See you later xoxoxoxo

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So long, see you later!

Emma doing it again!
Emma doing it again!
Pomegranates in Penguin
Pomegranates in Penguin
us at Emma and Anthony's, a total treat to meet all these people, and I hope to see them again soon! My visa is good for a year, so....so long my friends!
us at Emma and Anthony’s, a total treat to meet all these people, and I hope to see them again soon! My visa is good for a year, so….so long my friends!
Charles 'carbon king', one of the most knowledgeable fellows in the permaculture world.
Charles ‘carbon king’, one of the most knowledgeable fellows in the permaculture world.
Charles's creations....carbon!
Charles’s creations….carbon!
Dinner prep
Dinner prep
Emma's ex- brother in law, fire soon to be master.
Emma’s ex- brother in law, fire soon to be master.

More permaculture passion…

I loved this! This is the crowd asking others to stop talking, and did it ever work!
I loved this! This is the crowd asking others to stop talking, and did it ever work!
Me and the troublemakers
Me and the troublemakers

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penguin community gardens at the Environment Centre....where I was lured by the troublemakers....every night...
penguin community gardens at the Environment Centre….where I was lured by the troublemakers….every night…
A bunch of perma gurus
A bunch of perma gurus
Kitchen at the convergence, she did very well.
Kitchen at the convergence, she did very well.
My other favourite
My other favourite
One of the best vines ever....
One of the best vines ever….

Next adventure!

A neat restaurant in Hobart
A neat restaurant in Hobart
A bunch of us camped the ReSeed centre, inn an orchard that was planted many years ago...there were nashi pears for the plucking and many varieties of apples, it was so great!!
A bunch of us camped the ReSeed centre, inn an orchard that was planted many years ago…there were nashi pears for the plucking and many varieties of apples, it was so great!!
Beach at Penguin. After the Intro to permaculture course was the 12th AustralAsian Permaculture Convergence which I volunteered at for 3 days for the ticket price. They fed us 200 folks breakfast, lunch and dinner and even had wine and beer for 'pleasant hour'. I saw loads of speakers and the ones standing out for me were David Holmgren, Nicole Foss and Stuart Hill. the topics were wide ranging and had a lot to do with the non-sustainability of our planet the ways things are going now. There were a lot of passionate people who have been at permaculture for 40 years.
Beach at Penguin. After the Intro to permaculture course was the 12th AustralAsian Permaculture Convergence which I volunteered at for 3 days for the ticket price. They fed us 200 folks breakfast, lunch and dinner and even had wine and beer for ‘pleasant hour’. I saw loads of speakers and the ones standing out for me were David Holmgren, Nicole Foss and Stuart Hill. the topics were wide ranging and had a lot to do with the non-sustainability of our planet the ways things are going now. There were a lot of passionate people who have been at permaculture for 40 years.
Beach at Penguin 2
Beach at Penguin 2
Look at the price of salmon! I ate lamb all the time...and wallaby and kangaroo...
Look at the price of salmon! I ate lamb all the time…and wallaby and kangaroo…
The introduction to permaculture cour was 2 days, this is the classroom. WordPress refuses to put the photos in the sequence I post them...I hope you can make some sense of what I am up to, and when.
The introduction to permaculture cour was 2 days, this is the classroom. WordPress refuses to put the photos in the sequence I post them…I hope you can make some sense of what I am up to, and when.
perma folks, David Holmgren on the left, he is one of the best speakers I have ever heard and his life philosophy is right in line with mine...I thanked him profusely for articulating it.
perma folks, David Holmgren on the left, he is one of the best speakers I have ever heard and his life philosophy is right in line with mine…I thanked him profusely for articulating it.
Water level demo....now some of you away be wondering, what about the bike tour?? The Brodie Brat (real name), was so knackered and worn out that I gave her away to Bike Kitchen in Hobart, where they will fix her while teaching people how to fix bikes, then she will go to a good home. I have been traveling by bus and car....
Water level demo….now some of you away be wondering, what about the bike tour?? The Brodie Brat (real name), was so knackered and worn out that I gave her away to Bike Kitchen in Hobart, where they will fix her while teaching people how to fix bikes, then she will go to a good home. I have been traveling by bus and car….
So after working on Tiger Hill Permaculture farm (a very new venture, not really a farm yet), and coming into contact with some gurus of the permaculture world, I decided to go to Penguin on the north coast and take an introduction to Permaculture course. here is my first day in Penguin, taken from the pub balcony where I had the great fortune of running into a table of folks I will call the 'troublemakers'....I hung out with them for days...enough said!
So after working on Tiger Hill Permaculture farm (a very new venture, not really a farm yet), and coming into contact with some gurus of the permaculture world, I decided to go to Penguin on the north coast and take an introduction to Permaculture course. here is my first day in Penguin, taken from the pub balcony where I had the great fortune of running into a table of folks I will call the ‘troublemakers’….I hung out with them for days…enough said!
Get a load of these prices! beer was outrageous, wine less so...
Get a load of these prices! beer was outrageous, wine less so…