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The Greatest Conspiracy

Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021 | Views [103]

When people think of conspiracies, they tend to think of the most off-the-wall things. Conspiracy theorists believe the Moon landings were a hoax, and that the CIA masterminded 9/11, causing the buildings to implode. Even this awful pandemic has resulted ... Read more >

Photos: Eungella National Park

Monday, 9 Nov 2020 | Photo Gallery

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Heart Reef Overflight

Monday, 12 Oct 2020 | Views [151]

A few days ago, a lovely lady named Chonita showed me a video of her at the controls of a small Cessna aircraft over the Great Barrier Reef, and said "Oh my, you've just inspired me." The other day I was the first customer at Le Shack in Airlie Beach, ... Read more >

Whitsunday Fun Days

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 | Views [151]

I love Australia, plain and simple! COVID-19 hasn't exactly wrecked all of my travel plans; it's just placed them on the back burner. If things were normal, I'd be in Russia or somewhere in Europe at the moment. Despite the disaster of a year 2020 has ... Read more >

Photos: Whitsundays

Monday, 21 Sep 2020 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Airlie Beach

Wednesday, 9 Sep 2020 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Mackay

Sunday, 6 Sep 2020 | Photo Gallery

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Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 | Views [284] | Comments [1]

COVID-19 has officially wreaked havoc. When I flew from Bangkok to Gold Coast last week a device was held to my forehead to see if I had a fever, and at Australian immigration I was asked if I've recently been to China, South Korea, Iran, or Italy. The ... Read more >

The Australian Bushman

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | Views [310]

Before yesterday, I had my worst stretch of hitchhiking ever! Four days it took me to get from Port Augusta to Broken Hill: a distance of only about 400 km. For the first time in Australia I was thinking I may have to bite the bullet and get a train ... Read more >

Photos: Back of Bourke

Monday, 13 May 2019 | Photo Gallery

Hitchhiking journey from Adelaide to Tiaro
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Four Days of Frustration

Monday, 13 May 2019 | Views [14]

My big journey from Adelaide to Tiaro has officially begun. Anikka and her mum didn't wake up until early afternoon a few days ago, and I couldn't just pack up my gear and leave without saying "I'll see you soon" to the greatest lady in the world. In ... Read more >

Anikka Reconciliation

Saturday, 11 May 2019 | Views [341]

Anikka! I've written about her many times and I can never write enough about her. After more than a year of no contact, we're friends again. What a lovely visit I had the other day with her, her sister Chrystal, and mother Mel at the "Lagana Canteen" ... Read more >

Champion of the Grampians

Thursday, 9 May 2019 | Views [286]

A gloomy day it was today though not so gloomy on the sightseeing front. Upon reading a fantastic article about how you shouldn't write off the rain when you're travelling, I must make it a point to see the positives during those days of precipitation.... Read more >

Photos: Grampians National Park

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Country Victoria

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 | Photo Gallery

There's more to Victoria than just Melbourne :)
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The Fate of A349

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 | Views [172]

Flight A349 has crashed and there's a lofty task ahead. It's my job to figure out where it crashed and recover the cockpit voice recorder (CVR). The doomed plane would have gone down anywhere in Victoria so it's a very large search area. The black box ... Read more >

Photos: Byron Bay

Friday, 28 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Fire-Breather of Midas

Saturday, 12 May 2018 | Views [381]

Many geocaches I've done where it's a short walk or bike ride, or a simple or challenging puzzle to solve, but never have I done one involving a multi-day trip. The legendary Midas...everything he touched, including his daughter, is said to have turned ... Read more >

Photos: South Coast

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 | Photo Gallery

On the Quest for the Golden Dragon
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Anzac Day Clash

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | Views [463]

It's Anzac Day, and I'd attend another event that a connoisseur of Australia should have on their radar: the Anzac Day Clash. The Essendon Bombers and Collingwood Magpies of the Australian Football League (AFL) play every year on Anzac Day, and is the ... Read more >

A Grey Day, a Grey Social Life

Monday, 26 Mar 2018 | Views [749] | Comments [1]

Here I am at the Sandridge Lookout (commonly known as the "singing lookout") in Melbourne. Port Melbourne to be exact. It's windy and this tin structure has a singing effect on this grey day where rain is threatening to hammer down at any moment. Here ... Read more >

Photos: Barossa Valley

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Photo Gallery

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Barossa Valley

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Views [1072]

World-famous for its varietals, the Barossa is a region I've always dreamed of visiting. Today we'd go for a lovely drive out that way with Anikka, Mel, Chrystal, her friend Louise, and Daisy the dog. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Adelaide, ... Read more >

Lovely Day with Her

Friday, 22 Sep 2017 | Views [662]

Anikka and I had yet to do anything by ourselves before today. The weather was absolutely gorgeous today, and she suggested we take the bus into the city and go to the South Australian Museum. I was keen to visit the Royal Geographic Society of South ... Read more >

Magic of Anikka: Birthday Edition

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Views [630]

With all the stories I write, I feel like I'm running out of titles. This morning I woke up to a very sweet birthday text from Anikka. I'll admit these past couple of days have been very emotional. Love is extremely powerful, and when you're not loved ... Read more >

Adelaide 3-3

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Views [544]

Every year for my birthday I aim to be someplace special or with someone special, and this year in particular I had a very difficult time deciding where I'd like to spend my 33rd birtday. Weeks ago I narrowed my choices down to Niue or Norfolk Island.... Read more >

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 | Views [453]

Today I'd partake in another event that I've always wanted to do whilst in Melbourne, and that's the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Weeks ago I told Jo that it's "one of those things I'd much rather have a date to, rather than being alone." I got my wish, ... Read more >

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | Views [459]

What a great prize I had in store for me today, no pun intended. For the past two years I've heard the sounds of the fighter jets and some of the world's fastest cars, and last month I said to myself "I'm going to the Grand Prix this year." When ... Read more >

Photos: Adelaide

Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Photo Gallery

Anikka Double-K
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Anikka Double-K

Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Views [1007]

Two years ago, I was at a rather dull moment in my journeys. Dealing with a bad case of heat rash, less than $100 to my name, hitchhiking the spine of Australia without my camera, and overall fatigue I found myself in Adelaide and on my way to Melbourne.... Read more >

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Lord, Howe I'll miss you!

Saturday, 24 Sep 2016 | Views [532]

Many places and people have touched my heart...deeply. I've come upon another place that has done just that. It's my final day on Lord Howe Island, and it's only fitting that I tackle the island one more time with a magical walk. After packing my stuff, ... Read more >

Lord Howe vs. Norfolk

Friday, 23 Sep 2016 | Views [2418]

Lord Howe Island or Norfolk Island? It's a tough call even for me, having been to both islands. Both are magical, beautiful, and remote outposts of Australia. Darcelle says that's where the similarities end. Those who've been to one or the other might ... Read more >

Ball's Pyramid

Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 | Views [690]

My birthday has passed, yet today I’d receive another wish for my time on Lord Howe. As I made my coffee I offered to help Darcelle clean the house a bit but she said “I want you to enjoy Lord Howe” so I thought I’d get my stuff ... Read more >

Mt. Gower

Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016 | Views [704]

I’m 32 today! And I don’t really know if I feel it or not. Unlike last year, my birthday wouldn’t consist of sitting warm and cozy by a fire whilst being shouted drinks at every turn. Today I’d get my hands and legs dirty and ... Read more >

Tiny Island, Great Walks

Saturday, 17 Sep 2016 | Views [523]

At last! The weather is in my favour today for a nice walk. I awoke a bit earlier than yesterday and I opted for a really nice walk, going up to Malabar Hill and Kim’s Lookout. Lord Howe Island is like that gorgeous blonde lady whom there’... Read more >

Snorkelling in the Rain

Friday, 16 Sep 2016 | Views [871]

Every dark cloud has a silver lining. That’s one of my favourite quotes, and that’s how it’d feel today. I set my alarm for 6:40 this morning but as I heard the rain batter the roof I knew this would be a great day for a lie-in, so ... Read more >

Photos: Lord Howe Island

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | Photo Gallery

the world's most beautiful island!
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Heavenly Paradise

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | Views [531]

Disappointed in myself that I’ve written nothing of late, I decided to give myself something to write about: a journey to the world’s most beautiful island. Every year for my birthday I like to shout myself a journey to someplace special.... Read more >

Aunty Jo's Kitchen II

Thursday, 2 Jun 2016 | Views [304]

Until today I thought "Aunty Jo" was coined by Andy but I learned Jo was often older and taller than most of her friends. Late last year, Jo moved from Melbourne to her sister's campout in Tiaro, halfway between Gympie and MaryborougH. For the past ... Read more >

Photos: Maryborough & Tiaro

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Photo Gallery

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