Both of my grandfathers were sailors in their day. In some ways, it explains why everyone in my family has such an affinity with the ocean. There are multiple seafarers in our family, but we all have grown up in the surf, or by the ocean.
On my Mothers side, Grandad, as he is called by us children,
After a long day of driving, and wandering through the Muir Woods, we head back into town. Driving across the golden gate bridge is always a fun experience, and is exactly like driving across the Sydney Harbour Bridge back home, so as new it is to us, it feels completely normal and even a little nos
We had been hiking for about 4 hours now... including a stop for beer and wieners at the hut around halfway up Mt Jenner. This is where our decision point was. To head straight back down the mountain, the way we came (boring) or to walk up along the moderately steep road which led up the hill away f
The hikes of the previous day included very little gain in altitude, and a lot of sitting on boats. Today would be the opposite. Now this being a ski village, it had a ski lift called the Jennerbahn which scoots people up and down The Jenner, a mountain situated right next to the small town of Schön
The Scottish Coastline is rugged and beautiful. It will be perfectly still one moment, then pouring rain, then perfectly still again. This is the nature of life in the highlands, and the people live accordingly.
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I found myself in the town of Diabaig (pronounced de
When I moved to Munich, Germany in 2016, I had experienced enough northern hemisphere winters to know that they are just a little bit different to the winters we experience in Sydney, Australia. It didn't prepare me for the harsh reality of the fact that stepping outside of my building each morning
New York City is a hectic city to begin with. Steel monoliths reach for the sky, while the people that fill them do the same. The city has an extremely rich history hidden underneath all the steel, concrete and glass. It always amazes me whenever I visit, how the image in my mind is of a tightly pac
The Tasmanian terrain can change so quickly. One minute you are driving through flat farmland then the next you are heading up a steep hill, surrounded by huge Myrtle-Beech trees on one side and gigantic gum trees on the other. We were heading into Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park which i
Diabaig is one of those towns that you visit, and once you are there, you look at the 8 or 9 houses and farms you can see, and say "One day I will buy one of those."
That is when you look over at the few other visitors who are looking up the steep hill thinking exactly the same thing. The beauty, th
On our hike back from the Röthbach waterfall, our small group of four were becoming more wary of the weather encroaching. Though we weren't too worried about the actual effects of being rained on as we had our wet weather gear all ready to go. There is a feeling when a big storm is coming that makes
So we set off after a hearty pre-hike meal. The hike is probably more of a long walk around a lake and up a valley to the Röthbach waterfall. This is pretty much the only goal for the day as it is an easy, but fairly time consuming hike to the Röthbach waterfall which is Germany's highest single-dro