Tasmanian wool delivered by hand in zero-carbon bid
When driving down the highway, you'd be surprised if you looked out the window to find a cyclist, wearing a suit, towing a small trailer behind him.
Maybe he's a well-dressed traveller hopping between Tasmanian heritage towns, or maybe he's training for an event.
Or maybe, he's just started a journey that will cover more than 1,000 kilometres across land and water to make an unusual delivery: superfine merino wool.
That's what Tasmanian cyclist and sailor, who goes by the moniker Two Dogs, is doing. He is intent on delivering 30 kilograms of wool from a farm in the state's Northern Midlands to a suit maker in Geelong, Victoria, via Hobart and across the Bass Strait in his private wooden boat.
It's all in the name of sustainability and is an exercise in reducing the carbon emissions of this wool to as close to zero as possible.