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4 years too many.......
The detention of men, women and children on Nauru and Manus Island for the past 4 years is a stain on Australia that shames us as a compassionate nation. Vigils will be held throughout Australia this Wednesday 19/7 and you can find your nearest one here https://www.communityrun.org/calendars/evacuatenow-nationwide-vigils
Here in the Southern Highlands it is in Corbett Plaza, Bowral from 5pm to 6pm
A very worthwhile Fling......
In past months I've been trying to work out what to do with the last remaining events my business Wild Horizons run, The Highland Fling weekend, now in it's 13th year. We've been running adventure events for 20 years now - The Fling and many others
Really happy with the decision made!
4 months since publication, my book 'Mediterranean - A year around a charmed and troubled sea' seems to have been really well received with some great reviews in the media and lots of positive vibes from those who have read it.
Stock of the first print run is getting low so if you haven't got a copy yet you can order online from http://www.huwkingston.com/product/mediterranean-a-year-around-a-charmed-and-troubled-sea/ or from my publisher Whittles http://www.whittlespublishing.com/Mediterranean.
Those of you who have ordered from Amazon and have enjoyed the book, then appreciate if you can write a review on Amazon!
Cold but grand......
Frozen toes on the bike this morning for the first time in ages. But nice to be home in beautiful Bundanoon. Even nicer to see some of the grandkids/great kids!
The drought breaks in Hong Kong...
It's some 20 years since I was last in Honkers. And today, for the first time in 69 days, I got rained on. Finally!
Giving talk here tonight at The Hong Kong Club with The Royal Geographical Society Hong Kong. Details https://www.rgshk.org.hk/rgs-events/upcoming-events.html
Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong
Farewell to the Mediterranean again.....
Great paddling days on Sicily and our final night in Malta and Europe.
Thanks to everyone and in particular the legendary Astrid and Albert Gambina for looking after us so well as of course was the case when Marin Medak and I landed by rowboat here over 2 years ago.
Back to London today - Wendy straight home, me via Hong Kong for one last talk.
9 go paddling.....
Popped over to Sicily for a 3 day kayak trip with Malta Seakats. Last bit of warmth before heading home for winter....
Read it, weep and then take action.....
Great turnout last night at Royal Malta Yacht Club for for my talk, book presentation and reception. Big thanks to Julienne Hince and all her staff at the Australian High Commission, Malta for organising the shindig in conjunction with the Yacht Club and Seakats Sea Kayak Club
Attending were various Ambassadors from around the Mediterranean and it was an opportunity to personally thank the Italian and Greek Ambassadors for the way they have stepped up to the plate to deal with the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.
Also there was Sergi from Barcelona, himself engaged in a long kayak journey in the Med. Go well my friend!
Thanks again Malta for everything!
Save the Children Australia Rumbo Mediterráneo Albert Gambina Ian Besson
Worms to the ready....
Getting ready for talk tonight at Royal Malta Yacht Club organised by Australian High Commission, Malta
Back in Malta....
This current European tour has reached it's last destination and it's so good to be back in Malta staying with legends met 2 years ago. Astrid and Albert Gambina, Leisa and Ian Besson and others.
Sorry you can't be here this time Marin Medak!
Tour de France Tipping comp for Save the Children
For the 4th year running Save the Children Australia will be a beneficiary of a fun tipping comp for the Tour de France run by my very good mate Liam Doherty. Last year it raised $1700 for Save the Children. Many of you are already involved but here's how to join in the fun. Liam's nightly reports are hilarious.
"It is that time of year once again where late nights in July are the norm. I will also be running for the 10th year (I think) the Club Ciclistico Coglioni - Tour de France "tipping" contest.
This is like no other tipping contest. You give me $10 and you get a team of 9 randomly(ish) allocated riders in your team. Depending on where they finish on each stage you get some points. The person with the most points after 3 weeks wins $180. Just to mess with you, there are 2 redraws, one on each rest day. So even if you get a rubbish team for week one, you might be back in the game on week 2 or 3. To keep it fun there are a number of prizes on offer throughout the race as well.
It's not all about the prizes though. The last couple of years have seen over 200 teams entered, with some people (you know who you are) entering multiple teams, allowing me to make fantastic donations to charities. 2016 saw around $1700 go to both PMH and Save the Children. I would like to continue with these donations. If you are entering feel free to enter as many teams as you like. Last year was unsurpassed with pretty much all the winners donating their winnings back into the charity pot."
Rules and Prizes : https://cccoglioniblog.wordpress.com/rules-and-prizes/
If you are in, then payment can be made by contacting Liam on firstname.lastname@example.org for Bank or Paypal details
Hear Australian adventurer Huw Kingston tell tales set to image and video from his Mediterranean circumnavigation by sea kayak, foot, ocean rowboat and bike. Huw will present his book 'Mediterranean - A year around a charmed and troubled sea' at this event supported by the Royal Geographical Society Hong Kong Branch
Wendy uplifted as the sun rolls on......
Now in England as the sun continues to beat down (last rain experienced 28 April......). This morning Wendy took part in World Wife Carrying Championships here in Devon where we are staying with old friends in their little grass roofed hut.
Memory loss in Split?.
To The Sea......
Spent the morning here in Sutivan on Brac filming with the crew from 'More' ('The Sea'), one of Croatia's most popular TV shows.
Ivo Ljubetić Šteka