Exploratory Canyoning in Brass Monkey weather!

NORTHERN WOLLEMI NP – 12 – 14 June 2021
This trip had been planned for a couple of months but then a “cold snap” headed in from down south and the temperatures plummeted! There were only four of us going, and each one of us (unbeknown to the others), questioned the wisdom of heading out into the wilderness in freezing cold weather!  Continue reading

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Whale watching with the Family

SEAL ROCKS, NSW – 4 – 6 June 2021
Following on from our great family get-away a year ago down on the South Coast, I decided that this year we’d go North, and the Lighthouse Keepers Cottage at Seal Rocks with the opportunity to do some whale watching, beckoned! Continue reading

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Getting back on the horse

MALAITA WALLS – 30 May 2021
Since my fall back in April (although I was on firm ground when I fell), I’d only abseiled once and that was a little daunting despite being only 10m!  However, Johan had invited me on an abseil trip to Malaita Walls, so I thought it was a good idea to get back on the horse.  Even though I’d done the Walls a few times, I’d forgotten how exposed it is! Continue reading

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Audrey’s first overnight walk

WATAGANS NP – 22-23 May 2021
Before James (Jimmy) had children, he would often come away with me for an overnight walk – usually on Mother’s Day or my Birthday.  This year, for my birthday, he offered to come away for an overnight walk with Audrey who’s 5 years old (and is my granddaughter).  It would be her first overnight walk (very exciting). Continue reading

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I was having such a wonderful time!

WOLLANGAMBE WILDERNESS – 17 – 20 April 2021
In the week before this trip started, I’d told my kids and a couple of other people (who’d often queried whether or not I should be doing such epic expeditions) that this would probably be my last multi day (longer than 1 night) canyoning expedition.  After all, I don’t know any woman my age who’s still pushing the envelope like I am.  Well, I’m here to say there definitely wont be any more 4 day canyoning trips! Beware, there are lots of photos documenting this historic (for me) trip. Continue reading

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