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North America 30    Coffee's off dear.   I woke with a thick head, I've been noticing this the last week, coffee hangover, so coffees off dear! Everything nice and dry, though it's still raining, the bus leaves at 1235 this one charges for the bike, I guess it's a Greyhound...
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North America 29      When it's raining have no regrets     We had a great bonfire last night I built it like a pyramid about 4feet high, they had never seen a fire that size before, it's all that practice at the monastery, we have fires after the forest...
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Did you notice U are missing, still I do nitty too   North America 28    Returning to God ( not My Gououd )   Ray has finished his tale, and I'm leaving him here and I've been offered Doris Lessing,  The Summer Before the Dark.( a women's second chance an...
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North America 27    Old 'n New Mews ( the title of this project )   This mapping the area is quite a lark, it's a wonderful kind of meditation, as rather than observing what's going on in your body and mind, your looking,hearing and smelling what's happening outside of yourself....
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North America 26   WWOOFers  dig  the outdoors   The WWOOFers  have their own well stocked kitchen and I'm having breakfast listening to NPR morning news, a mixture of very short reports, a snatch of classical music, and a plethora of voices, who briefly introduce themselves, it's all rather ernest and...
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North America 25    There's no place like a WWOOF home   Day 0 arrival  Arrived on time to a nice glass of lime juice, just what us Limeys love. Makes us feel at home. Ann and Robin a Lesbian couple who have recently partnered, have taken on an extremely interesting...
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North America 24    The British are coming, heave too you Pirates      Had a bit of a nightmare, it went something like 'now you have a nice day' me ' I don't want a nice day, thank you very much', but you must have a nice day your in...
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Guest — James Edwards
Hi Tony,Always great to read your daily adventures.I particularly like the photos.Cheers, James
Thursday, 28 May 2015 7:07 PM
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North America 23    Thoughts about being awake.     I'm woken up in the early hours as it surprisingly noisy outside, even in a small town like this, everyone in America doesn't sleep. The vehicles are always on the move. It's a bit like the Work Ethic, at the Visitors...
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North America 22    Trailer for sale or rent ( Johnny Cash?)     It's Memorial Day, and tomorrow is Tuesday a cue for one of the great Progressive bands The Moody Blues     www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM8JjT-9718  And as I'm having a lazy day here's another, so put away your drugs and just groove with...
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Hi Tony Enjoying your blogs, which now I'm out of retreat purdah, I'm reading daily. So, don't despair - someone - moi- is hooveri... Read More
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:12 PM
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North America 21   A staple in my diet     The sun is getting hot, the wind is getting up, the hills are getting longer, and it's tea time. A track appears going down to the sea, but it turns into a steep narrow one. But wait a minute, there's...
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North America 20    Easy rider takes a day off     Passed through the sleepy agriculture Oregon Border control into the whitest State , in the twenties there was a white only policy. Still coming to turns with this " now you be sure to have a nice day" or...
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North America 19   The Worlds most Organic Cycle Race   Jack and Sharon's  family have been Skyping with a friend in Austin Texas who's children attend a farm based Montessori school, so they know all about naughty GM foods and are committed Organics. Sharon's daughter is more interested in Waldorf...
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Guest — James Edwards
Hi Tony,Your trip sounds amazing and a great adventure!I love the photos.Cheers, James
Monday, 25 May 2015 5:05 AM
Guest — Linda grieve
Great to hear what you are doing. I was planning a cycle trip, Seattle to San franscico , later in the year....but I think I'll ju... Read More
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Guest — Tony
Hi Linda , I'm wreaking my brains to remember you, give me some clues. Look you must make the trip yourself, though I bet you were... Read More
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North America 18   It's all in the family     Settled in with friends of a monk who disrobed several years ago, who had spent some time with me, and then settled back here. Sharon is half Native American from Alaska and she showed me a lovely photo of her...
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North America 17      A very nice bus ride     Well I'm back, I decided not to lose my head over a dead tree, at least until I visit Iran. Before I " move on " just to remind you that only four percent of the original Coast Redwood...
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Comments don't seem to get through Tony. I'm reading your blog each day - no that's a lie I read 4 today to catch up. I have comme... Read More
Friday, 22 May 2015 10:10 PM
Guest — Tony Golding
You're quite right Sara I do get a bit lazy . Thanks for taking notice and I do enjoy a bit of a rant too. PLG Tony
Friday, 22 May 2015 11:11 PM
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         North America 16   Something to Pine over   I'm now in Humboldt County, home of the giant Redwoods, and a refuge for Hippies from the sixties. The post sixties Band, All About Eve, did a very nice number about us chaps. Flowers in Our Hair www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAWyJXBJRqQhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dmm7hzWEZtQ I'm...
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North America 15   Tony in Wonderland, naturally      Just got this very interesting piece from a chap I met on the bus. Hi Tony,I hope you're enjoying your travels. I have attached my academic paper to this email, which explains my concept of Neighborhood Urban Agricultural Hubs.  Ron.  ...
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Hi Tony,I am loving your blog, it's like being there. My friend Miles, an Englishman who lived in San Francisco, described Highway... Read More
Thursday, 21 May 2015 9:09 AM
Guest — Trish
It was great meeting Tony on the road and we admire his spirit of adventure. Your Harley friends from the San Fernando Valley.
Monday, 25 May 2015 2:02 AM
Tony Golding
Hi Trish, I always thought that Valley Girls were Hot, but then someone said that they were Cool. I guess there're Hot to touch, b... Read More
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North America 14   Read with a little Weed   i was warned about the chocolate, it takes a few hours to take effect. But the sun broke through, the pines finished their breakfast, and the poppies offered themselves to the bees. Coast Radio was really getting in gear, but the...
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Hey Tony, your stream of consciousness is getting quite lyrical. I love your line ' A Harley splutters by, heeling gently around t... Read More
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 9:09 PM
Tony Golding
Be careful,too much encouragement will push me over the edge , but I like it .
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North America 13    CC Rider is alive and running.   I'm waiting for what must be the most famous bus in blues music. The route is from Santa Rosa to Fort Bragg a three hour journey http://youtu.be/-7R-ck2LRWo .its about a lady of the night, but I better not go there either. Interestingly,...
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And that's just the Afters, the main courses " are out of sight" North America 12    Life at a Californian Buddhist Monastery   Up at 5am for forty minutes meditation sitting , my sweeping chore, and breakfast where we were entertained by William a multilingual fifty seven year old ex diplomatic corps...
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Hi Tony,I just read your blog. So interesting. A nice insight, human and a sense of place. I look forward to reading more entries.... Read More
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Guest — John
It was great to meet you at the monastery, Tony!John
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Guest — Tony Golding
Hi john, yes it was, though leaving is so hard to do, was that Paul Anchor , breaking up is hard to do, or do my memories weigh me... Read More
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North America 11    Sam Harris misunderstood    Listening to a Sam Harris podcast, sipping a Latte in a lovely Coffee Shop before I enter the hallowed confines of Abhayagiri Monastery, sister one to Chithurst.                 But before I got there, I bumped into...
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Sam and Noam....a mis-meeting of minds. Both so keen to claim the moral high ground - scoring their own points and ignoring the ot... Read More
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