Won’t you tell me what the Wisemen said? When they came down from Heaven, smoked nine ‘till seven, all the shit that they could find. But they couldn’t escape from you, couldn’t be free of you and now they know there’s no way out. And they’re really sorry now for what they’ve done. They were just three Wise Men trying to have some fun. Look … Continue reading Wisemen

A lovely day

“When the day that lies ahead of me, seems impossible to face. When someone else instead of me, always seems to know the way. Then I look at you and the world’s alright with me. Just one look at you. And I know it’s going to be a lovely day.” (Bill Withers/ Skip Scarborough – Lovely Day) If the Timber Trail was likened to a … Continue reading A lovely day

Everybody hurts

“When your day is long. And the night, the night is yours alone. When you’re sure you’ve had enough of this hike. Well hang on. Don’t let yourself go, ’cause everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes.” (REM – Everybody Hurts) As camping grounds go, this was a doozy. “Camp in the beer garden of a pub” they said, and who was I to argue. And … Continue reading Everybody hurts

Road to Hell

“This ain’t no upwardly mobile freeway. Oh no, this is the road. This is the road. This is the road to hell. ( Chris Rea – Road to Hell ) Walking on State Highway 1 has never been on my bucket-list. Nevertheless here I was, trudging up the Mangamuka Gorge on SH1 facing oncoming traffic which varied between logging trucks, other heavy haulage trucks and … Continue reading Road to Hell