COVID-19, Social Distancing, Lockdown – all words I had never heard of or thought would apply to me before this year. Now, like so many others, I am trying to find ways to keep fit and stay sane in a very different world to what I knew. So, with a little inspiration from my friend SmilingLeaf and some of Alistair Humphrey’s newsletters, I have decided to run every street in […]
Life and Daily Interest
One of my goals for this trip is to get better and record my trips through sketches and paintings. To achieve this I have been starting to practice watercolour painting using some of Rose’s materials she brought with us. It is early days, but we’ll get there I guess.
Six friends and I recently took part in the Jindabyne Multisport Race which is run by the ever amazing Sri Chinmoy. As usual this was a pretty awesome event. As I only did two of the twelve legs I asked everyone in the team to add their thoughts, lets just say they got carried away! I’ll have to work on my own reports eventually (potted summary kayaks are slower in […]
The past few weeks have had some pretty unenjoyable weather, plenty of which was a strong incentive to stay warm on the couch but some friends and I had booked a camping trip and the forecast showed a window of reasonable weather in between maximums of 8 degrees with rain. So, despite some reservations we went. And it was brilliant. Sure the gale force wind was around until sunset Saturday […]
WARNING: THIS IS A LONG POST AND IT IS QUITE POSSIBLY BORING! Disclaimer: Make your own decisions when you’re deciding whether to head out on a trip. There are so many more factors than just these to consider! Sydney has been wet recently. I mean really wet. I mean crazy thunderstorms dumping 30-90mm of rain in an hour wet. With all of this weather the facebook group OzCanyons has been […]
What a year… I mean really… What a year! There hasn’t been anything that has happened this year that I really expected, or planned to happen when I was thinking about what 2015 was going to hold in store. It has been a year of epic changes in life and circumstances. They’ve been almost entirely self instigated, and generally speaking I didn’t really consider the consequences of the decisions and […]
So after 4 months on the road it seems that it is now less than four weeks until I go home. I am really not sure how it has passed so quickly -especially given how long some stretches of the trip have seemed. Still it will soon be time to pack up the bike and confront whatever life throws at me when I get back to Sydney and the dreaded […]
So this weekend I am in Geraldton, Western Australia exploring the town for things of interest while work keeps me here for a while. Luckily there seems to be plenty on this weekend which means that I’ve had a busy day of coffee, washing, viewing a church, the Valley View Airshow, sunset at the beach and putting together a quick video from some canyons I did recently. Some photos to […]
Sometimes a rainy day walks turns out to be awesome. I have to admit that last Sunday I didn’t want to get out of bed, but I did and caught my ferry across to Taronga before walking very slowly around to Balmoral. Twas pretty sweet seeing scrub turkeys and water dragons within view of the Sydney CBD.
Having a large group of outdoorsy friends is an interesting lifestyle. With friends outside my outdoorsy life decisions on when events should go ahead are pretty arbitrary – things like was it a stressful week and do I feel like talking to “X” today. In my outdoorsy friend group the discussions and decision are generally based on much more prosaic things – do I think it will be safe, do […]