Since the last #AroundIrelandOnAPushie Q and A was such a hit, I couldn’t resist one last round of questions before I departed Australia – so here it goes!
Hey Martin! Only the first few weeks are what I called “planned.” I have only planned the first few weeks because I really want to fight as a knight and that kinda requires me to be a certain place at a certain time… otherwise, I’m happy to just cycle around and to see where I end up! So, at the moment, all I know is I’m heading south toward Wexford!
Hey Paddy – No tents this time. I ruled that out since this is my first time bicycling over long distances. I’m completely new to touring… and thought since it rains so much in Ireland and I freeze to death at the best of times, I’d just stick with a nice hot shower and a comfy bed.. plus it also cuts down on the amount of gear I’ll have. I’m a fan of hostels and Air BnB, so that’ll be my first port of call!
A workmate of mine suggested Kinsale months ago. After a bit of research on the trusty Internet, I decided that it would be a pretty fun place to check out – and since it’s so close to Cork, why wouldn’t I drop in and say G’day!
Tony is my hero. I did think about challenging myself with some sort of kitchen appliance, and that got the cogs turning… there is such a thing as a USB soda can refrigerator! But, where would I put it… I’ve got 2×17 litre panniers, so it’s best to keep weight at a minimum. (I ruled out the 4 pannier option for a bunch of reasons one of which has to do with hills).
Mark, now I think you’re onto something – I am known to bake the best New York style cheesecake in the southern hemisphere, so If I could bicycle with an oven, I think I could make a lot of hungry people happy!
I’ve had a lot of questions regarding a book. I’ve already started to take notes… and I will be blogging about this entire adventure anyway… so I think you’re onto something. I’ve been flirting with the idea of an E-Book – because the interaction could be like a “choose your own adventure.” So far, I’ve seen this trip as a truly magical experience and I haven’t even left Sydney yet so I can only image what may happen when I get there!
I think the people. I’m not excited over any one thing – it’s more like a collective excitement of the overall experience. I’m stoked that I’ll be hanging out with some fun people and exchanging stories along the way. I don’t know what to expect really, and that’s the beauty of it. I’m just gonna see where I wind up!
Hey Rob, I had to work out my contact at my job and that ended just now. I had to wait for that to happen before going on tour! Yes, it’s gonna get cold – but luckily Australia has just had Winter so my body is well prepped for some cold weather. I’ve also got some pretty good layers, too – I’ll just have to wear every single item of clothing and pedal a bit faster than usual!
An Aussie girl gone walkabout in the great big world!