Hiking and motorcycle riding, Patonga

Hiking and motorcycle riding; what a brilliant combination. Sydney turned on a lovely spring day for riding my motorcycle along the Old Pacific Highway towards Brisbane Waters. Patonga, my destination for the day, has been…

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Winter weekend in the Blue Mountains

The weekend began with us fussing over what to pack for the -2 to 6 degrees forecasted temperatures. Settling on practical outdoor gear—Scarpa hiking boots, Pendleton woollen jumper, Patagonia waterproof jacket, Best Made sheepskin vest…

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Tasmanian adventure, part two

Our Tasmanian adventures continued—see part one here—with a three-hour drive to Pumphouse Point. Last time I was in this area, The Pumphouse was just an idea making its way through the red tape of government bureaucracy. A…

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