Hindsight

Kangaroo Island, respite for the soul

After preparing my last post, and commenting on the benefits of just being in nature, I was reminded of our wonderful trip to Kangaroo Island, in South Australia. A gentle reminder to all, to not just get out in nature, but work each day to preserve it. I trust you…

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My hometown. Always will be.

On my occasional visits to my hometown, I see it increasingly through the eyes of a tourist, a visitor, and outsider. But forever it will be my hometown. I am grateful for that, to have grown there, educated there, entertained there, and been safe there. Friends and family there too….

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NT Top End Reflections 20180707

Well the trip is done and dusted, although the red dirt stains remain. Fortunately the overriding joy of this recent experience lives on in our memories. Travelling from Darwin and back, and visiting the National Parks of Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield was certainly most worthwhile. Perhaps in hindsight it could have…

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Perth to Broome road trip. Reflections 20180619

On my ‘do-nothing-day’ here in the warm climate of Broome, I thought I would post a brief note about our three week experience driving between Perth and Broome. You can choose to use this information as you wish, acknowledging that what suits some people, how people wish to travel, do,…

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A green tree frog in Broome. 20180618

There we were, enjoying our three course meal in the wilderness camp in the Kimberley. No mobile phone, no Internet, no TV. Just fun conversations and social interaction. Quite pleasant really. So logically, the topic shifted to wildlife. Frogs actually. Green tree frogs, to be precise. Our adjacent dinner companion…

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Gibb River Road. Reflections of a wonderful experience. 20180617

Some reflections of this recent wonderful trip in the Kimberley, in far north Western Australia. My thoughts may not necessarily be highly ordered, maybe not always coherent but provided to share with readers the joyfulness, the grandeur and the privilege of experiencing this great wilderness, admittedly at a time when…

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Special friends are just that

It’s when we leave or we are apart for extended periods that we appreciate our friends most. At least that is often my experience. So as we leave town, first up there needs to be time to catch up with some special friends of mine, many I have worked with,…

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Solid rock wondering

So many amazing rock formations, in so many stunning places in the world. Like these rocks at The Remarkables at the southern end of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. And if you zoom in (below), what do you see? I see a large bird of prey resting above the ocean, and…

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Seven doors down

Seven doors down. Reaching out to your neighbour seven doors down, because those in-between would not, could not, or did not. But she did, and next thing you know, she was involved, the default next of kin in the family, given disapproving looks in the hospital when that person cursed…

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Special memories and views

Cape Conran, south eastern Victoria. The romanticism of returning there recently and remembering the young boy so overjoyed to explore the huge sand dunes and climb across the rocks at water’s edge. The innocence, the joy, the fun. Still beautiful and impressive through that now grown boy’s eyes.     Overlooking…

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