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    Australia Geocaching Travel Wanders

    Queenscliff: Home Of The Coolest Geocache Ever

    Queenscliff Geocache | MapsandMandalas.com

    Clinging to the side of a coastal rock face, I’m trying to remember the last time I climbed anything that wasn’t a step-ladder. My arms are shaking, my fingertips clutching like a vice to whatever handholds I can make out in the wave-smoothed rocks. In my head, I am eight years old again climbing the runs of a WWII gun turret at East Point in Darwin. The other kids are ahead of me, and my bare dusty feet are slipping…

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  • Personal

    Moving Again… To Melbourne!

    Dean and I have never been dedicated to a single place. We’ve moved so much since we’ve been together, and so much in the years before we met, that our rental…

  • NSW South Coast, Australia
    Australia Travel

    Weekends On NSW South Coast

    We spent last weekend enjoying a change of scene, attending my cousins wedding on the NSW South Coast. The wedding was inland a little, but we based ourselves in Gerroa, just…

  • Sydney City
    Australia Travel

    A Sunny Day In Sydney City

    Dean and I were in Sydney last week en route to my cousin’s wedding on the NSW South Coast. Living in Darwin, we don’t get much opportunity to travel down south.…

  • Darwin’s Flame Trees
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    Chasing Darwin’s Flame Trees

    Even though the weather is out to get me, my favourite time of year is when the flame trees come into bloom. In Darwin they’re called poinciana, but to me they’ll always…

  • Bitter Springs, Mataranka
    Australia Travel

    A Warm River At Bitter Springs, Mataranka

    In terms of the big attractions of the Northern Territory, Bitter Springs doesn’t really rank. It’s overshadowed by it’s more well known cousin: the Thermal Pools of Mataranka. Bitter Springs, sometimes…