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Anthony Nolan Org

Saturday, 26 July 2014

This Boy Wasn't Selected at the School Project - You'll be amazed what he did next

My India ride was for the benefit of Project Mala, an educational project in North India that was started by an English guy, who wanted to eradicate child labour in the carpet industry of the region. Though times have changed and education is provided by the state Project Mala still provides the highest standard of education, especially to the poorest of children in the area.

I was privileged to be invited to the project to see the work carried out there and meet the children my appeal was helping. It was an education in itself for me, who has only witnessed the children in the affluent west who take school and education possibly a little too much for granted.

But the story I am about to tell you is about one boy

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Maddies Story

Before writing about the ride back to Melbourne overland, I would like to write about a remarkable young woman that I was lucky to meet in Moree. I say lucky because, if she hadn't had a successful bone marrow transplant, I would not have had the honor of meeting her. I asked her if she would send me a story of her ordeal, which she has done and I have posted it here, as she has written it.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Brisbane and the ride to my Friends in Maleny

I rode blindly into Brisbane and fortunately turned off at the right turn off that led me underneath the Story Bridge near Kangaroo Point, a notorious place for homeless people. I have to say the sky scrapers were not so ostentatious as other cities and had a beauty to them from the park where I had stopped.


Urunga to Southport Point

I raced off from Urunga and only stopped in Coffs Harbour to access the internet in the library. It was by accident that I spent little time there, as I just headed out from yje library to the highway without much thought to a visit. Maybe it was fatigue, so I decided to compensate by detouring to a lookout north of the landmark. It took me through a park area to a suspended lookout platform that afforded spectacular views of the harbour and the coast line


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Boomerang Bay to Urunga

I left the Lake at the back of Boomerang Bay in darkness, which I swore I wouldn't do, rpding at night, that is., but I was determined to find some semblance of civilisation for the night. It had turned a little cold and the fog was forming on the lake to the side of the road and was misting up my glasses making visibility against oncoming headlights very por. I eventually arrive tin Forster which is the entrance to the lakes that were sitiing to the west of the road and was quick to find the local hostelry. I also found the local information office that was suitable for a nights sleep under cover of the canopy that is afforded to most Australian buildings

The view from the coffee shop at Forster towards my hotel