I’ve been up since 4am, to share an early coffee and stock up on warm snuggles before seeing Kris off. He’s going on another one of his solitary bicycle rides through the Australian Outback—from Darwin to Roper Bar, this time.
I start missing him days before he actually leaves. But I would never ask him to give this freedom and independence up…it’s part of what makes him so wonderful. At least this time it’s a relatively ‘short’ trip (600 kilometers), and he’ll only be gone for about two weeks.