I Made It


I arrived at Tarifa just after midday today and after 185 days and 7,985km this journey is at an end.

The ride from Seville was exhausting and I will leave it for another time. Needless to say, all I want to do now is go home.

The bike has a new home and job (running errands for the hotel in Algeciras), everything I no longer need has been tossed away, and my train and plane tickets are booked.

A large pizza awaits me next door while I wait for morning to arrive in Bendigo and can chat to Rose, whose constant encouragement saw me through.

It has been an amazing experience but I am glad it is finished. Not sure if I have too many more hills in my legs.

To those I have met on my journey, I thank you for your kindness and enthusiasm.

Now I just need to figure out what to do with my cyclist’s tan!


3 thoughts on “I Made It”

  1. Well done Stephen. Glad to hear you are at journeys end and headed home. We have been away for 4 weeks on the south coast of NSW and have just caught up with your recent posts. Welcome back!
    Regards, Maree & Graham W.

  2. Well done.It never occurred to me that you would not.
    I remember a young man who needed his ‘green’ shirt for an interview.
    I remember a young man, phoning, whilst I was in a material shop and you said “Mum, I have waited all my life to be a father”
    I remember Julie’s 30th birthday.
    Most of all I am grateful to Rose who has the grace, to offer friendship, to an old lady who is alone.
    I hope I am allowed to share your celebrations when you come home. Mairwen

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