Category Archives: Hikes

Old Things and Flowers

With many things to consider, I took this walk around Bathurst. This was during our last few days in the old place, or at least my last days, before I left Bathurst for my hometown to do a week of … Continue reading

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When Thor Needs an Anvil

On Sunday, despite forecasts of rain, wind and elephants falling from the sky, we headed up to Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. After a quick lunch and some confusion with the tourist information centre’s map (which included non-existent streets… in … Continue reading

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Gold Struck

150 years ago, on every eroded mountain and every pocket valley across the country, there could be heard that greatest of all iconic cries: “DERE BE GOLD IN DEM HILLS!” Hill End was founded on just such a shout. 86 … Continue reading

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Into the mountains, maw!

Picture of the Day 41: Dogtooth Spars, Yarrangobilly Caves Today we headed into the mountains. Maw did not come with. Instead it was my sister, Robyn, and her two gorgeous kids, good Jordan and evil Abbey. After a steep and … Continue reading

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Wild Sunday

On Sunday the weather was genial and I had every excuse to get out of the house. Sax was keen for a hike, so together we headed out to Adelong Falls. To hell with the snakes! Picture of the Day … Continue reading

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Look out!

I mean, lookout! Sax is going crazy. He misses Macy. There’s no one to play with. I can only throw the ball for so many hours in a day. So this morning, with Sax growling in his strange Jonathan Ross … Continue reading

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Valley of Bridges

Picture of the Day 26: Prince Alfred Bridge, Gundagai Built in 1866, the Prince Alfred Bridge is the longest wooden bridge in Australia. It was the inspiration for the captured bridge in Tomorrow When the War Began, and while it has … Continue reading

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