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The Longway to Vladivostok : A journey through Scandinavia and the Silk Road to Siberia - Shirley Hardy-Rix

The Longway to Vladivostok

A journey through Scandinavia and the Silk Road to Siberia

By: Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix (As told to)

Paperback Published: 27th April 2016
ISBN: 9780646953731
Number Of Pages: 320

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Plenty of retirees take a holiday. When Brian Rix retired after 36 years as a policeman in Victoria rather than hitching up the caravan, he put his wife, journalist Shirley Hardy-Rix, on the back of his motorcycle and headed off for a ride.

For the next 16 months Brian and Shirley rode more than 83,000 kilometres through 32 countries on five continents with side trips to Antarctica and Galapagos Islands.

They rode from the bottom of South America to the very top of North America. They rode over the Andes, sometimes more than 5,000 metres high. They rode through deserts, the tropics and up to Alaska. They had a catastrophic breakdown in the heart of bear country and suffered altitude sickness.

The motorcycle didn't make it to Antarctica but they did taking them from Antarctica Circle to the Arctic Circle and then a bit more.

Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, Circle to Circle is an engaging account of the travels of an adventurous couple. It will entertain you in your armchair, or it may even inspire you to get up and go!

About the Authors

Now enjoying retirement, Brian was a policeman in Victoria for 36 years. During that time he headed up the Homicide Squad, investigated drug trafficking, kidnappings, armed robberies and worked undercover. He spent the final five years of his career as President of the powerful police union, The Police Association. Shirley met Brian when she was working.

As a crime reporter on Melbourne TV and radio. She is now a freelance journalist working as a magazine editor and publicist for film, TV and publishing. Shirley has published two collections of humorous police stories, a police history and, with Brian, the story of their 2003/2004 overland motorcycle trip from London to Australia, Two for the Road.

ISBN: 9780646953731
ISBN-10: 0646953737
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27th April 2016
Publisher: Shirley Hardy-Rix
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45

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