Why this site?
The primary reason for the inception and publishing of this site is to let friends, family and others share my experiences discovering the delights of cycling down this fabled waterway and next year into South America.
Remembering back to early school days in New Zealand we all had a rhyme that helped us spell the name of this far away river.
Humour, history, nature and most importantly meeting and enjoying the company of the people that call the environs of this waterway home, will be chronicled.
In fewer words, I hope you find it entertaining to follow.
You may notice some of the music will change, really it's just what appeals to me at the time. Hopefully as things progress some music encountered along the way will flavour another dimension to the site.
Ben and Cal
Though this adventure is about having a good time, meeting people, experiencing their lifestyles and enjoying immense freedom.
I am taking up a voluntary position teaching young children for 6 months in Nicaragua. This experience will enable me to give something back after many years of consuming. This opportunity is in some ways a greater goal than reaching Venice in Louisiana.