Just loved you write up about riding into town on a bike, and dog trotting beside, I reckon Henry Lawson would have loved to write something like that. I can just picture me old school town, actually the locals would not have given it a second thought, that's one unique town, I just loved that old place, I got me edgereracation [I think that how you suppose to spell it] or should I say all me learning from old Richie state, everyone turned up for school bare feet, that is except one or two of the classy shelias. If you ever get onto Lawsons work look up the story about the loaded dog, you will laugh untill your sides split.
:camp <<< this is photo of me and me mate down camping on the banks of that small gully that runs past your place, dangling a line trying to catch a few perch. All the best, Lek.