Sunday, April 15, 2007

Day 349
Well, that was fun! And I am quite pleased with my sketches though I would have liked to have had more time to stop and draw - I had to allow plenty of time to get to the next place with accommodation for the night. Perhaps, another time, I would take a tent and sleeping bag, and less art stuff. I only used my usual pen and water colour. I've realized there's only any point in taking materials that I am really comfortable with - this wasn't the time to be practising with less familiar materials. Otherwise, I happy with what I took, though the weather and my bike were kind so I didn't need the warm gear, bike spares or first aid stuff. The distances between places are a downside for Australian bike touring but I didn't find the landscape as monotonous as I'd expected. I just noticed more and more detail -probably due to my sketching experience over the past year. My fitness preparation was quite adaquate. I was never stiff, rarely puffed - just healthily tired by the end of the day. Thank you to all my blog visitors for your support in the months leading up to this adventure. I am really pleased to have done it.

4 comments:

Sandy said...

What a memorable trip and terrific sketches, Thank you for taking us all along for the ride.

Deborah said...

Hooray for you girl!! Thanks for sharing the adventure.

phthaloblu said...

Wow, you will have so many memories from this trip. Congrats on completing it and all the sketches that resulted! This is awesome. I so envy you. I'm not a roadie, I mountian bike and even if I could carry a sketchbook and pencil, I'd be toast by the time I got to a sketch location! lol! It was wonderful reading your journal entries. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

Julie Oakley said...

Well done Alison - how many miles was it - I've forgotten and I can't find the entry that tells us