Last June, I made a trip to Tasmania for the first time, am finally getting around to organising the photographs from that trip and will have some posts soon about some of the hikes I did there. In the meantime here’s a short post about a quick stop we made on our way west from … More Who’s the prettiest of them all?
Often it’s easy to overlook what’s on your own doorstep. For me that’s the Blue Mountains. I have been trying to make more of an effort to explore there. One particular Friday morning I popped my gear and tent in the car and once the office day was done I headed for the hills. I … More Exploring on my doorstep
I had been doing well with the weather in Tasmania, but on my last day came the wind and rain. I was headed to Wine Glass Bay with some short tracks to see in the National Park on the way. The first stop was Cape Tourville Lighthouse, listed on Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. It’s a very … More Blowing away the cobwebs
I have been to Byron Bay a number of times and each time I’m at the lighthouse and look across the ocean to see the peak of Mt Warning, I promise myself the next time I’m here I’ll hike up it. Well I learned from my past mistakes and this time organised myself to get … More Will procrastinate another day
I am prone to booking a weekend away with no itinerary. In September I found myself flying up to the Gold Coast on a whim having stumbled upon cheap flights a few weeks previous. Hmmm what to do….. I needed a walk and the Coomera Circuit in Lamington National Park caught my eye. Australian Geographic lists it … More Getting out of the city
In October there was a long weekend so a friend and I headed off to tackle a track in the Blue Mountains over 3 days /2 nights. Although it’s within 90 minutes of Sydney I don’t know the Blue Mountains very well. As is often the case…..what’s on your doorstep doesn’t always hold the same … More What goes down must come up
Hello, amn’t I a blast from the past? Hope you are well. Strange that it can be so easy to fall out of a good habit and almost impossible to get back into one. Over the year I have often thought about writing on this blog and sharing some my photos from my less frequent … More Where did 2015 go?
I decided to do an overnight trail in Kosciuszko National Park. Its been a while between hikes involving a full pack so this one was at a gentle pace. Mt Kosciuszko, whilst the highest point in Australia, the track there is not the most demanding. It is however beautiful this time of year. This area is more familiar … More Top of Australia
I think Captain Cook may have been too polite. Sailing past in 1770 he named this distinctive peak Pigeon House. The Aboriginal name of Didthol, a word meaning “woman’s breast” seems closer to the mark. Either way, I made my way up on a gloomy morning, passed numerous times by enthusiastic boot campers and trail runners. … More Raising the pulse