I really do have to lift my game

BOOLIJAH CREEK, ETTREMA WILDERNESS – 28 August 2020
One could be forgiven for thinking I was just starting out in the business of leading trips – you know pouring over maps and plotting routes – I well and truly stuffed up this time.  Should have looked at the track log from back in 2017! Continue reading

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3 survive their first Adventure with M

WATAGANS NP – 27 August 2020
I did not have high expectations for this day walk, and when describing the walk to the proposed participants  I didn’t want to oversell so probably made it sound awful, but they were undeterred, despite the 300m descent and ascent.  But best of all, I had three people who hadn’t walked with me before, and I may even see them again despite the walk being a bit harder than expected. Continue reading

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Who would have thought climbing would be my thing?

YELLOMUNDEE REGIONAL PARK – 22 August 2020
For those who regularly walk (or cave or canyon) with me the comment “I hate f*%#ing climbing” is regularly heard! And I don’t usually swear.  So, I was really going outside my comfort zone to sign up for a morning or rock climbing with Beth. Continue reading

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In search of a Watagans Canyon – Trip #4

WATAGANS NP – 20 August 2020
So, a “possible” canyon that was hinted at by a Watagans Wanderer walker many years ago and I’ve finally gotten around to looking for it … six years later.  Steve R, Brad M, Peter F, Ian K and Lauren C joined me on what I fully expected to be “just a creek walk”. Continue reading

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Free Tasman Sea Salt for a friend! How good is that?

Part 4 of “spending the kids inheritance to support the Oz economy”.  Trawling the internet looking for made-in-Oz products, I stumbled upon Tasman Sea Salt, a great find for anyone who loves cooking.  This small business was set up in 2013 by Chris and Alice in south eastern Tasmania, quite close to Swansea which I’d passed through years ago after visiting Freycinet NP, if I’d known they were there I would have called in to check them out. Continue reading

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