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Train Hopping New Zealand from Palmerston North to Hamilton.

In Between the Shades of Green

Train Hopping Abroad Palmerston North to Hamilton The sun crept its piercing fingers through the nylon draped over my head, poking my eyes, as I lay there in a steaming pool of sweat and grime. I awoke only a few hours later at 8 AM, trackside in Palmerston North. My eyes drooped in lethargy as

Empty Lumber in the Land of Kiwi

Ridin’ Blind on Empty Lumber Outta Napier The Big Island drifted away between blurs of deep blue ocean and wispy clouds as I set my roots in New Zealand. That night, my plane landed in Auckland, and I walked about 100 meters from the terminal up an embankment of mulch. Shards of bark scrunched beneath

Train Hopping Grainer

A Year of Freight Trains

The Adventures of Brian Cray A Year of Freight Hopping           WATCH THE 2017 RECAP OF FREIGHT HOPPING! Please like, subscribe or comment if you haven’t already…the more exposure will help to self-publish a book if it is not picked up by a publisher.   The book covering my train hopping

Train Hopping Across America

Train Hopping Across America

Train Hopping Across America A few years ago when I first really contemplated about train hopping across America I did not think I would really do it.  After four years of on and off homelessness, with a short bout of no work and nothing much to do I decided to get out there and really

Train Hopping Grainer

Emotional Nihilist

The Emotional Nihilist – Prose Poetry He walks alone; Drowning in himself; His incompetence His sorrows His fears All clouding his mind… His choices An emotional nihilist Seeking hedonistic pleasures… With a tip of the bottle A pop of a pill A flick of a flame Addiction never surfaces as a consequence… It’s a release

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