Sting: it’s in the tail of a long relationship

Sometimes, a meeting with a past lover can have a sting in its tail…

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Severe: A change in the weather

THE ASCENT STARTS at Watersmeet. Here, the Rufus River, little more than a wide, shallow and gushing rapid passes under the footbridge to enter the cold waters of Lake St Clair a couple hundred metres further on. Here, we leave the main track which heads north to take the Rufus track which heads west. It... Continue Reading →

Snack: something tasty in the hills

"Let's stop for a snack". How many times have I heard that? How many times have I uttered it? I'm talking about snacking on the trail, snacking on bushwalks. That's usually done as the morning or afternoon wears on and the pack on our back starts to feel heavy. We seek out a spot sheltered... Continue Reading →

Volume

WHEN Phil Stubbs, someone I know here in Sydney's coastal Eastern Suburbs asked on Facebook whether anyone knows of a quiet cafe with good coffee, wifi, gentle music and "maybe even simple, healthy food", he was asking for a place to write, work, think and "come up with big ideas". He was also asking for... Continue Reading →

None: that’s what we made do with

Here's the proposition: we modern photographers may be spoiled with our digital cameras and zoom lenses. Here's the question: "When in past times you used film cameras and carried them in your packs on walks into the mountains, in addition to the standard lens on your camera, how many additional lenses did you carry?". Here's... Continue Reading →

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