Top of Australia

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

Raising the pulse

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

The Castle

I had read much about this trail before getting here.  It was clear it was going to be a tough one. In fact I didn’t finish it. The Castle Track in the Budawangs is not for those seeking a gentle stroll. Instead this largely unmarked trail in wilderness is challenging, demanding and I can only … More The Castle

Short and sweet

I learned something recently. I get distracted in company, so much so that I hardly take any photographs at all. I met up with some friends for a hike and I have no photographs to share with you of it. Seems I am far too used to hiking alone and will have to learn how … More Short and sweet

Back in the bush

The other weekend I went for the hike. It was the first one in a long time and taking the stairs through the office on Monday morning was telling – my legs were stiff. All worth it though, great to be back in the bush. I headed along to the Royal National Park and hiked … More Back in the bush

Flinders Ranges

I have set up camp in the Flinders Ranges National Park for a few days. Interesting place. Much of the park can be accessed by car at this time of year as it’s dry. So if you are feeling especially lazy you can spend your day driving through the gorges with the air-conditioning on, pulling over … More Flinders Ranges

Pushing my Luck

Cape Le Grand National Park is an easy day trip from Esperance where I stayed last night. Fuelled with a proper coffee (great to be back in a town!) I pointed the car in that direction and set off. This trip was really just to wet my appetite for a longer stay another time. I … More Pushing my Luck