So we just got back from our short trip down to Merimbula on the south coast of NSW. It was a great few days away, the highlight of which was probably our visit to platypus gate mainly because its offerings were so unexpected. Hot windy days in Merimbula saw us flopping around the town trying to … Continue reading Merimbula trip.
Picked Kelly up from work this afternoon and after a quick trip home to shower, re-supply and scoop up Juno, we boarded Ripley and set course south. Stopping briefly in Cooma for coffee we descended Brown mountain, rolling out into the eastern head of the Bega valley. And on a short bit to the township … Continue reading Platypus Gate.
Re supply.Restocking and tidying up before Kelly, Juno and I head off on a short trip to celebrate Kelly's birthday in a few days. Coffee, tea, gingernut biscuits, dog food....... Check, check, check. A late departure after Kelly finishes her shift, we plan to free camp for the night somewhere around the small town of … Continue reading Prepping for birthday trip.
Over on the blog iA (from the makers of the iA writing app), there is some lamenting the loss of the rich connected communities of individual bloggers that existed a few years ago. Individuals used to actually be in control of their creativity. Using a website or blog as a personal hub, and then networking … Continue reading Re-blogging the web.
The Australian bush is an ancient ecosystem and despite the devastation and suffering it can bring, fire has always played an important role in its life cycles. Fire literally cooks up the whole rejuvenation process for many species of flora and fauna. Seed pods high in the canopy crack open releasing their gift into a … Continue reading Time to burn.
Driving down the Hume highway from Sydney, the dashboard thermometer tells me the outside temperature is nudging 43C. The sky is vast oven blue and has long since burned any clouds away. I pull into a rest area and step out into a fierce fernace wind. By the time I had taken a pee (which … Continue reading 2 nights in Jamberoo.