Saturday, 15 May 2010

The Cloud Factory

The sky warmly greets the ploughed earth.

Unending furrowed rows of soil.

Translucent whispers of cloud lay motionless in the turbulent atmosphere.

Soon to be burnt away, leaving no trace behind.


I wonder,
where shall I wander?

Pastures green,
or places seen?

Towns of grey,
or fields of hay?

Icey mountains,
or watery fountains?

Wherever I go,
you'll never know.

Give it up...

Standing on the side of the road,

not sure which way I’m going.

Up in the distance a car’s a showed

It speeds past, red lights a showin’.

How long do I stand here for?

My fate in the hands of strangers.

Time passes by, ten, fifteen, a score.

Should I be doing this, what about the dangers?

Chin up, smile on my face,

ready to embrace, the human race.

It creeps by at a petty pace,

when your thumbs pointed up to space.

Rain beats down on asphalt

I’m soaked to the skin.

I feel done, feel like giving in.

‘Is it the parents fault?’

Despondent, done-in, dreadful, dead.

Life could be worse, it’s often said.

Hey life could be worse,

riding to that hole in a hearse.

I’m travel tired, homesick and weary

my thumb points up to the sky.

Dark clouds appear,

It’s raining, shitty dreary.

Maybe next time I’ll take the rails.

But for now on, I’ll keep telling my Tarmac Tales.

Friday, 11 December 2009


Welcome to the Tarmac Tales!!!

The purpose of this blog is to share positive experiences from hitch-hiking adventures around the globe.

While it is becoming a less popular way to get around due a lot of negative press, there are still a substantial amount of people who use hitch-hiking as a cost effective way of travelling.

It is a great way to meet new, interesting people; experience fresh, sometimes quirky, personal perspectives; put yourself in social situations with people you may not necessarily engage with normally; generally get out there and experience the joys of the unexpected open road; it's also an enviromentally friendly way to travel - for the eco nuts out there.

So I ask you all to share something that highlights the true nature of thumbing a lift. Be it just meeting someone extraordinary (or ordinary), a serendipitous event or something you would like to share with others.

Thanks all.