In part one of my Larapinta Trail journey, I caught my first glimpse of Mt Sonder, took in breathtaking views from Counts Point and submerged myself in the icy waters of Ormiston Gorge. Each of us … [Read More]
Living here in Australia, a country that is ironically surrounded by water, with a bloody great desert in the middle and frequently parched by drought, I now take it for granted that I need to carry a … [Read More ]
The Three Peaks in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia has been spoken of in hushed and reverent terms by bushwalkers for many decades. There are many stories (tall and true) about the epic feats of physical fitness and mental toughness that is … [Read More]
How not to be another missing bushwalker!
Here in Australia, we've jumped head-first into Spring time which means that not only are the wildflowers coming out in abundance in our National Parks, but so too are hikers, that's bushwalkers to us … [Read More]
As some of you know, I love the concept of the tiny house movement. It was through this interest that I met Christina Nellemann of the Tiny Yellow Teardrop Blog. She is also a keen hiker and I was delighted to hear how Lotsafreshair helped get her … [Read More]
This is a sponsored Post. What does that mean? Essentially, select organisations can buy my time to test and share my opinion... but they can't buy my opinion!
It's inevitable, when looking at safety devices for outdoor adventures to compare the … [Read More]
If there's one blog post that I've been putting off writing, it's this one. It probably sounds strange, but as someone who has had a lifelong battle with their weight, to start talking about fitness and weightloss in such a public space as this, … [Read More]
If you found your way to this humble wee blog, I'm gonna kick off by guessing that we share something in common.
It's something that I struggle to put words to sometimes, so it's not uncommon for me to throw my hands up in surrender and bundle … [Read More]
There's something wonderful about snuggling down into your sleeping bag at the end of an active day on the track.
But for ages I used to struggle with cold feet keeping me awake. I'm talking numb, aching ice-blocks attached to the end of my … [Read More]
Any mathematician, engineer or architect will tell you that numbers are beautiful.
There's something pure, absolute and precise about them. There's also something staggering about the infinite way they just … [Read More]
Easter in Australia can be celebrated in many ways. I mean, let's think about it, any time you get four days off in a row is something to celebrate. For me, one of the best ways I've celebrated Easter was this year, when I set out for Ettrema Gorge … [Read More]
Now even though I've proved myself a bit of a fan when it comes to having a good excuse to stop and catch my breath on the track, I'm even more of a fan of finding ways to deal with annoying little things that happen when hiking, namely... having … [Read More]