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Queenie

May 5th, 2011

Tentcombo

Emma. The bicycle. Skippy. The kangaroo. Wallace. The wallaby. To which I’d now add Queenie. The tent. She’s free-standing – no need for pegs to hold her shape – and so can be pitched on concrete slabs or inside camp kitchens. In Queensland, during the wet season, the difference between a dry night’s rest and waking up in a swimming pool. A muddy one. Hence the name "Queenie". Inspired stuff.

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Trapped!

April 15th, 2011

Trapped! from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Trapped by heavy rains- even for the wet season – flooding the highway south, Ken debates whether to remain in his dry hostel room, or push on and sit it out in the tent….

Clue: Like the film "Titanic", you can probably guess how the story ends…

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Dem boots

April 1st, 2011

Boots - web

Cycling in Tropical Queensland. During the wet season. About once an hour. Stop. Bus shelters ideal. Off boots. Pour water out. Remove socks. Wring out. Replace. Pedal away.

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Record breaking

March 31st, 2011

Wet poster - web

They mean it. Wettest wet season in a decade. Mostly, it seems, on my head. Trust me on this one. Even if I’m not a doctor. Rocket scientist actually….

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Spot of drizzle

March 10th, 2011

Spot of drizzle from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Queensland. Wet season. Enjoy.

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