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  1. Ric Raftis
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  3. Sunday, 13 May 2018
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G'day all,

Yes, it's your long lost webmaster here. Life is or rather has, changed for me and I am now retiring. I am about to become one of those wrinkly wanderers as we traverse the tracks or Australia to escape from the Victorian winter.

I am dragging out the old guitar, perhaps relearning many old poems I used to know by heart and setting off north next Friday. Our destination is Darwin by late June and then home via Queensland in July/August to get home by the end of September.

Time to get back into the old bush poetry and music and it will be interesting to see who I come across in caravan parks and camps along the way. It will be a time of making new relationships and I also hope renewing some old ones.

This will also mean a bit of attention to this site. I hope there will be more poetry added and also perhaps some stories about the bush that I hear as I pass through various areas on my travels.

Cheers,


Ric
"All life is poetry. You just have to make it rhyme."
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Good on you Ric, enjoy your wanderings as I'm sure you will.
It will be good to see a bit more activity on the old Bush Verse forum.

At the moment the whole forum scene is in decline,
Just waiting for the next burst of interest we hope.
There's a lot of history associated with this one,
and it's time we cranked it up again mate.

Cheers Terry
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Gidday Ric.
Congratulations on your retirement announcement. Your excitement level to follow such a planned expedition must surely be amazing. Good luck with your trip and I hope all is very satisfying and enjoyable throughout your retirement. From my own experience of almost 8 years of retirement, you will quickly discover how you ever had the time to work at all. I’m looking forward to the future of you sharing some of your travel experiences with us at your Bushverse site.
Cheers Ric,
Harry
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Currently in Coober Pedy and after a week on the road I'm surprised I haven't seen anywhere with bush poetry happening. Perhaps when we get further north. I certainly hope the world of bush poetry hasn't collapsed. I even got the old Maton out and brought it along on the trip although I do need to rebuild the callouses on the fingers to have a good strum of it.

I hate being in caravan parks. If I wanted to live like this I would move to Melbourne or Sydney, but in Coober Pedy there aren't other options that I know of. Certainly hope we can get more out in the bush further north.

Cheers,

Ric
  Coober Pedy SA 5723, Australia
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Hi Ric
Great to read of your retirement-enjoy your wanderings- this is one beautiful country to explore. Like the others I look forward to hearing of your travels-whether in verse or song. A few good yarns around the campfire ahead Im sure.
Cheers
Sue
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