Thesis life gives way to this novel concept called free time

Currently Reading: Alexis Wright – The Swan Book | William Faulkner – The Sound and the Fury | Jennifer Egan – The Invisible Circus I have been hermiting for the past several weeks as I went about the final stages of my 6.5 year PhD candidature journey. Hence the lack of recent posts. About a … Continue reading Thesis life gives way to this novel concept called free time

Charles Darwin Track – Wentworth Falls + Korrowal Knife Edge and other Jamison Valley traverses

Currently reading: David Mitchell – Ghostwritten (still) | Peter Matthiessen – The Snow Leopard (still) | David Foster Wallace – Infinite Jest (back at it!) In addition to my usual local jaunts, I went for a couple of early morning rambles at Wentworth Falls and Katoomba over the past week. I was covering old ground … Continue reading Charles Darwin Track – Wentworth Falls + Korrowal Knife Edge and other Jamison Valley traverses

Berghofers Pass – Mt Vic | Hassans Walls – Lithgow | Transit of Venus Walk – Woodford

Currently reading: Peter Matthiessen – The Snow Leopard | David Mitchell – Ghostwritten I was pretty happy to greet the weekend by Friday of this week. I texted Kev and Lee around 9am Saturday morning to see if they were keen to hike and we set out on an exploratory mission around Mt Vic, Lithgow … Continue reading Berghofers Pass – Mt Vic | Hassans Walls – Lithgow | Transit of Venus Walk – Woodford

Amphitheatre Track – Leura Cascades

Currently reading: Levison Wood - Walking the Himalayas (still) | Cristina Garcia - The Lady Matador's Hotel (still) | Jeff Greenwald - Shopping for Buddhas I thought I'd hiked all the trails in the Leura Cascades area, but was pleasantly surprised to discover the Ampthitheatre track on yesterday's romp. Despite Sonia Overall's advice to never … Continue reading Amphitheatre Track – Leura Cascades

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