Home again

I’m back home in Beaumaris!

After leaving Longreach I headed south through the outback roads to Bourke and then Hay and through to Echuca and finally Beaumaris.

It took me just 3 days. I hadn’t intended to go that fast but it started getting colder and I thought it was time to get home. There is no place like home!

Here is a photo of Beaumaris Beach

Walking with Maggie on BEAUMARIS BEACH

Beaumaris Beach

So my fifth big ride is over. It’s been great and I’ve seen some wonderful places. I recommend Northern Australia and swimming with the Whale Sharks in WA is a must do…. Add them to your bucket list

It’s now time for Azulo to go into retirement. He’s been  amazing and a credit to Kawasaki. In the 85,000 kilometres I’ve travelled on my adventures, Azulo has hardly ever caused me problems. The difficulties I had on this trip were due primarily to poor servicing and it didn’t help filling up with diesel rather than petrol!

I intend donating Azulo to a Motorbike museum, if I can find one interested…I can’t possibly sell him…he’s almost part of the family…I suggested to Merry mounting him on the front gate or embedding him in the front wall but received a frosty look!

This is  my last post on this blog. Thank you for coming along with me on my adventures and a big thanks for those who have made comments. As I’ve said before the comments have made it worthwhile doing the blog which at times has been a bit of a pain…..but I knew some people were looking forward to the next post which was an incentive to keep going…… Now I have a diary record of the trip…… maybe I’ll get my book finished…I started a book but got bored with it!

To those of you whom I’ve met on my travels and watch the blog…please keep in touch by emailing me…gbransbury@gmail.com.

Good bye!


89 thoughts on “Home again

  1. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this brilliant blog!
    I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group.

    Talk soon!

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  3. Hi Geoff. Welcome back. I have enjoyed your adventures. You really got to love that Japanese build quality and reliability.
    Regards, Peter

  4. Welcome home and get writing to finish that book. It will inspire others. At least dedicate it to Azulo – your partner for 85,000 k.

  5. I bet it’s good to be home after the latest adventure.
    We really enjoyed reading about your travels – seeing some wonderful places, and meeting interesting ( & some not so interesing!) people.
    Next trip Alaska? The Last Wilderness.
    Best wishes from Vic & Gill

  6. PS – Alex wants to know if you stopped at Broken Hill as it’s on his map we printed off to follow your journey. Karen

  7. Both Alex and Tom have expressed how Phil and I feel now you’re latest adventure is over – both went “oh no! Already?! That’s a shame”. We’ve enjoyed your latest adventures and as usual the photos are amazing and along with your words have brought your journey alive for us. We shall raise a large glass of Canarian Sangria to Azulo tonight (Alex asks if he’d like to live with us). Enjoy your walks on the beach with Maggie and a nice comfy bed. Lots of love to you all from all of us x

  8. Fantastic trip Geoff; it’s been an honour to be on the pillion. You’ve taken us to places which, without your superb blog, we wouldn’t have known about. And it’s been great googling them for more info – always learning!!!!!

    As for Azulo, we feel he’s part of our family too and we wish him a fantastic retirement – wherever he finishes up! The trip, the pictures, the blog, what can one say apart from WOW and THANKS. All the very best to you all from St Albans,

  9. Nice for you to be back home!i Time for you to retire like the rest of us “Old Bloaks”.

    Jim and Elaine

  10. Welcome Home Geoff you have certainly given us a taste to go to the Northern Territory. Your blogs have been full of information and fun. We hope you will find some time to come and visit us again at The Sandy Bay Probus Club in Sandringham. I know all our members would love to see you again also I (Norman Swan) now do the Speakers. Enjoy your family and hopefully see you soon. Yvonne and \Norman

  11. You’re a legend, Geoff! Great to catch up with you in Mt Isa. We are still dining out on the snake/bird story.

  12. Wonderful to have you home safe and sound, Geoff.
    Many thanks for sharing your latest adventures….your blog, with it’s fantastic photos , has been a delight
    for us all to read . Looking forward to even more stories over the weekend.
    Wendy and Rod.

  13. Welcome Geoff, I bet the family were so glad to see you and Azulu return safely, including Maggie of course. We have all greatly enjoyed your blog and the wonderful photos, and we look forward to The Book. Don’t forget you are planning a motorbike ride around NZ sometime……… for now rest easy , enjoy being home where the heart is xxVal &Nev

  14. What a fantastic journey you had……….welcome back safely ‘old chap’!!!
    Makes my ‘mouth water’ to do all these places.
    Thank you for all the fantastic commentaries and photos Geoff….well done.
    Hope Azulo doesn’t sulk now!!! What a generous gesture for Azulo.
    Take care

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