It’s your Blue Planet, too (Pt.2)

It’s your Blue Planet, too (Pt.2)

Snapshot: “Eternal vigilance is the price of . . .” This is a follow up in our series on the BBC’s Blue Planet 2. You should read part one first, here. We’ve all experienced loss. Our wallet on the bus, our money to an unexpected financial burden, our health to mis-eating or low levels of […]

It’s your Blue Planet, too (Pt.1)

It’s your Blue Planet, too (Pt.1)

Snapshot: “A world like nowhere else on earth” Like nowhere else on earth. As simple as that. The variety of jaw dropping and ecologically spectacular environments in Australia is fantastic. We have a natural heritage of extremely high quality and variety. Stands of mangroves, the cyclone protected nurseries for endless species of sea creature, stretch across […]

Out Of My Depth, At Depth

Out Of My Depth, At Depth

Snapshot: “My first dive into Victoria’s cool underwater wonderland” Twenty metres below the surface, I’m resting on my knees on the sandy sea floor of Port Phillip, waiting for my instructor to join me. I’ve descended to depth, whilst the rest are slowly falling from above, their new silhouettes taking a while for me to […]

We’re Going The Distance

We’re Going The Distance

Snapshot: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Your time spent relishing the great outdoors – forest, desert, ocean, mountain – is your never-ending journey. No matter what your skill level, there’s always room to grow, to learn, and go somewhere different. Likewise, there’s always a place for you to begin. […]

Level Up: Minimal Impact, Maximum Enjoyment

Level Up: Minimal Impact, Maximum Enjoyment

Snapshot: Super easy ways you can have a trip which combines minimal impact with maximum enjoyment! Wilderness crunches under your footsteps. The path narrows, disappears under branches, and tests your skills in the heat. You’re keeping to a barely existent path whilst avoiding vines coated in serious barbs – those type that’ll simply tear your […]

Roadtripin’ the East Coast

Roadtripin’ the East Coast

Day breaks over the ocean in a golden wash of light. Waves end softly below as you welcome another day on the coast, with a cuppa in hand, hidden in the sand dunes. Typical Tassie. You’ve been up for halfa, awoken by maggies, cockies, and a myriad of other birds calling you up for sunrise. […]

Summerday Climbing

Summerday Climbing

It’s my first outdoor climb, ever – and it was bloody amazing! After a few months spent in the excessive tropical heat and losing a couple of kilos from continually sweating, this was a kick start the southern summer by climbing in Summerday Valley, in the Grampians National Park. It was great to be back on the […]

Venturing into Kakadu

Venturing into Kakadu

Kakadu National Park – what an ancient patch of the world. The land demands your respect, from its rich cultural indigenous heritage to the ever relentless scorching heat. The place is massive – a quarter the size of Tasmania – and the countries largest national park. This size, you feel it – you sense it’s […]

World turned upside down??

World turned upside down??

There/here you stand, face to face with one of the deadliest animals to have ever existed. You’re captivated by its colour, its movements, its curiosity as it explores your shared surroundings. You stand silenced, and wait for it to strike… *** The landscape at your already sunburnt feet was a seascape over a metre below […]

Oils on the Road

Oils on the Road

It’s night two for us on the road with the band affectionately known world-wide as ‘the Oils’. The crowd has poured in with the insistent rain soaking through to their skins, into a Brissy-green amphitheatre right on the rivers edge. Below them the stage is alive. Around them nearly 10,000 peoples veins are pumping with […]