"A few seconds later the sky burst open in a machine-gun torrent of rain, lightning hissed, and thunder cracked sharply immediately overhead. I pictured what it would be like to cycle in such a downpour, with 120 miles between me and a place to dry off."

Roff Smith, Cold Beer and Crocodiles


"I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.."