More sea caves

CATHERINE HILL BAY – 18 February 2023
Beth L had asked if I would put on a day walk to the sea caves, the tides have to be “just right” so I wasn’t sure I could, but on sussing out the tide charts, I determined that the weekend of the 18th February would be a good low tide, .07m at around 2.30pm. You wouldn’t credit how hard it is to get a really, really low tide on a weekend in daylight hours, it’s either full low tide at 6am or sometime after sunset.  I checked the swell for the day a few days beforehand and it looked like a 1m swell.  So, we’re good to go! Continue reading

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“We might be walking out in the dark”

CARRAI NATIONAL PARK – 27 January 2023
There are benefits to not researching something before you go, and this trip was a case in point.  I knew we’d be driving up “Kempsey way”, about 338k – a 3.5 hour trip.  I’d driven to Kempsey before, and yes, this time I was by myself in the car, but how bad would it be?  Well, Kempsey was just the start of the trip, another 1.5 hours west of Kempsey on fire trail, in my little AWD Mazda CX5, and finally we were at the campsite.  If I’d known it was a 5 hour trip, I might not have gone and I would have missed one of the best trips I’ve been on in quite some time! Continue reading

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I should be a tour operator!

TASMANIA – MOLE CREEK – 13-19 January 2023
After four trips to Mole Creek, there’s not much that you haven’t seen in my photos, so I’ll keep the number down to just a few each day.  I guess what was actually blog-worthy were the logistics of getting everyone together and then managing between 8 – 12 people each day.  I was exhausted by the end of the trip!  I have a new respect for tour operators now. Continue reading

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WoJ – Certainly Blog-worthy

TASMANIA – Walls of Jerusalem – 10 – 13 January 2023
When Jim C told me he was doing the Walls of Jerusalem walk in Tassie in January, I said I’d be interested.  Then I got busy and didn’t do any research on the walk – after all, I’d done it before in 2015.  I was hoping that we’d walk the Lake Adelaide track, but wasn’t hopeful. Back in 2015 it wasn’t well known, so I figured that Jim would just do the standard “bounce” trip – in and out on the same track. Continue reading

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Maybe I need a better wetsuit!

GLOUCESTER TOPS – 27-28 December 2022
I’d heard there was a private trip happening at Kanangra.  Even though I’d been there a few weeks ago, at the time, I was so focused on not getting hypothermia in the 3°C weather, that I didn’t fully enjoy the experience.  I would have welcomed a repeat trip in warm weather lol.  Sadly, an invitation didn’t come my way, so I joined a trip to Gloucester Tops with BWOC. It’s been a long time between BWOC trips, but this trip may have me back in the fold!  Great company, excellent canyoning and trips that I wouldn’t think of leading myself. Continue reading

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