Saturday, October 11, 2008

Candyland and back

Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end - and so it is with journeys. They start at the front door, they lead to many places - some exotic, mysterious, challenging, frightening - and some familiar, reliable, mundane. Then they return, and you sit in your favourite chair and wonder if it really happened.

Bilbo it was who said "You step out on the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to". Mind you he didn't have a motorbike - now if he had... he would have zoomed past the forest elves, been to the Lonely Mountain, seen off Smaug the dragon, and then gone to Candyland and filled his saddlebags with fine sweets and toffees.

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Actually Hobbiton isn't that far from Gordonton and in fact according to Google Maps its 77.1 km – about 1 hour 25 mins. They also didn't use a motorbike to measure that duration, I'm picking.

1 comment:

JohnHS said...

Updated the map. Somehow I left Tauranga out of it...