– The adventures of a solo round the world cyclist –

Day 51 (Australia – Home Preparation)

I attacked what remains of my shopping list with gusto and (though I am sure this will change) I believe I only have one thing left to buy. Well, two things: two bottles in which to store Rohloff oil and cleaning fluid. Everything else I managed to tick off with a visit to several stores in Belmont, culminating in a purchase of a new gadget: an electronic book reader. I was averse to buying yet another gadget but after trying out my brother’s kindle last night I was convinced to consider it seriously. I liked having a book on my ride and was saddened when I finished one in the middle of nowhere with no chance of replacing it. This wouldn’t happen with a book reader that I can preload with heaps of titles. A book reader would also support my tendency to read multiple books at once. Perhaps best of all, a kindle is actually smaller than a real book. The only downside is that I love having a physical book in my hands, the scent of its pages and all that. After considering all of this, I visited Dick Smiths and am now the proud owner of a Kindle Paperwhite. This evening I hung out with my sister and one of my two brothers (the other lives in eastern Australia).

Day 51 (pic)

Yep, I’ve been converted

Accommodation Home
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 2,345km

2 Responses to “Day 51 (Australia – Home Preparation)”

    • Budgie Escapee

      Kindles are so useful for travelling. But I think my return home will coincide with a return to real books. Nothing like spending time in a bookstore! (Although bookstores are becoming increasingly hard to find these days…)

      Reply

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