Murramarang National Park & Narrawallee Surrounds, South Coast NSW

I've been exploring as much of the local area as I can in my time away from the orchard. There's so much to see; it's a truly beautiful part of the world.Rubie and Bronwyn joined me on my latest adventure, hiking from Merry Beach to Pebbly Beach via Pretty Beach in the Murramarang National Park. … Continue reading Murramarang National Park & Narrawallee Surrounds, South Coast NSW

Fairy Bower to Cox’s Cave & Linden Creek via Grose Rd helipad

I did a short walk in Mt Vic this week with my hiking pal Lorraine (who is also one of my thesis supervisors). We started off at Mt Piddington, with views over the Kanimbla Valley.The Fairy Bower circuit departs from this vantage point, descending through a narrow ravine, with beautiful escarpments rising on both sides.The … Continue reading Fairy Bower to Cox’s Cave & Linden Creek via Grose Rd helipad

Sassafras Ridge + Wollangambe Crater via the Centre of the Universe: Blue Mountains NP, NSW

It was another great week for hiking in the Blue Mountains. I also managed a flying visit to the city to catch up with friends before this week's departure for the summer to work on a peach farm on the south coast of NSW.On Tuesday, Peter L and I hiked out to Sassafras Ridge in … Continue reading Sassafras Ridge + Wollangambe Crater via the Centre of the Universe: Blue Mountains NP, NSW

Paradise Pool and Hanging Rock – Blue Mountains NP

It was a perfect day for our Saturday hike to Paradise Pool. It used to be something of a secret spot, requiring local knowledge to locate its whereabouts, but the Blue Mountains City Council have actually put up several signs now. My guess is that local residents grew tired of intrepid hikers finding routes through … Continue reading Paradise Pool and Hanging Rock – Blue Mountains NP

Summit to Sea: Hiking Mount Victoria Falls to Pierce’s Pass & strolling Bondi’s 20th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition

I've been continuing to hike these beautiful Blue Mountains trails since my return to Australia. I've been enjoying the waterfall circuit across the road from where I live almost daily.  I have also revisited some of my favourite walks in Wentworth Falls including the National Pass and the Charles Darwin track, and I did another … Continue reading Summit to Sea: Hiking Mount Victoria Falls to Pierce’s Pass & strolling Bondi’s 20th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition