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.
As you may or may not know, I am a practitioner of Zen Buddhism. As part of an online course I am participating in, I am slowly working my way through a study of the Heart Sutra (sutra is Sanskrit for "thread"). This sutra is chanted daily by buddhist practitioners all over the world. Many … Continue reading The Heart Sutra.
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.
Jessica ‘Dixie’ Mills is an avid hiker/backpacker living in the USA. In 2015 she successfully completed a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail that runs a total of 3,500 kms up the east side of the U.S. from Georgia in the South to Maine in the north. During that hike she began documenting her journey … Continue reading Homemade Wanderlust.
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.
I grow into these mountains like a moss. I am bewitched. The blinding snow peaks and the clarion air, the sound of earth and heaven in the silence, the requiem birds, the mythic beasts, the flags, great horns, and old carved stones, the silver ice in the black river, the Kang, the Crystal Mountain. Also, … Continue reading Mountains.