Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest – Camping at Acacia Flat

Currently reading: Levison Wood – Walking the Himalayas (still) | Cristina Garcia – The Lady Matador’s Hotel (still) | Jeff Greenwald – Shopping for Buddhas (still) | David Mitchell – Black Swan Green After the craziness of Christmas, I was keen to get away from it all for a few days, so Kevin, Lee and … Continue reading Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest – Camping at Acacia Flat

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

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

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

Catching up with trail crew in Maine & New Hampshire

I was thwarted at the base of Katahdin by the logistical nightmare of an overbooked carpark in a designated wilderness area. And here I thought I was being super organised driving up to the park the day before I planned to climb to register my next day's hike. Essentially, without a carpark reservation (made well … Continue reading Catching up with trail crew in Maine & New Hampshire