Archive for the ‘Hiking & Beaching’ Category

Great Coastal Walk

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

The Great Coastal Walk is a mixture of bush trails and road rambles that lead from Cronulla in Sydney's south to Barrenjoey Lighthouse in Sydney's north. It's only just fully opened. I did the Manly to Barrenjoey walk a few years ago and it was fantastic.

Eclipse Of The Moon

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Eclipse Of The Moon Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Went down to the beach to watch the total eclipse of the moon over the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, this was the best shot my point and shoot camera could manage. This shot was ...

Aplysia sydneyensis

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Aplysia sydneyensis Originally uploaded by mc_tr. First swim of the season today at lunchtime. It was about 24 degrees and the sea animals were out in force. A fist-sized common octopus slithered over the damp sand between two rock pools. The sea ...

2108 Again

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Silhouette Of Lion Island Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Yewenyi, Belinda, c.j.b. and I walked down from West Head, down Resolute Track, to my geocache 2108 on Sunday. We took lots of photos. Here is Lion Island, from West Head. The sun ...

Way To Ruin A Joke

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Strange Sign Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. While the Australians are giggling at a sign in Melbourne warning about 'attack seagulls', and lining up to have their photo taken next to it, unfortunately the British aren't getting the joke. That's because instead of ...

Dice With Death

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Dice With Death Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. c.j.b. shows you don't need professional abseiling equipment to go down a cliff. You just need a basic lack of caution! He's doing the Washing Machine geocache at Turimetta Head, Warriewood, though he failed to ...

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. This Hawaiian introduced Australia to surfing in 1914. The statue can be found at Harbord Point, at the northern end of Freshwater Beach. There is a geocache, Dudes' Yonder, very close by... I actually took this ...

Fence Around The Sea Pool

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Fence Around The Sea Pool Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Brian invited me to show this photo in the Sydney, Australia photo pool on Flickr. I've only just now had a look at that group and it's gorgeous. There are over 900 members, ...

Wave Watching

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Wave Watching Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I took a lunchtime walk along Newport Beach today. There was no beach patrol (as that's finished until next spring) and though it was fairly warm, it wasn't quite warm enough to swim. Like this girl, ...

East Ham Nature Reserve

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Just came back from a walk through the local area. I found 2 geocaches, one at the top of a hill, that looked like it might be an ancient burial mound of some sort, though now heavily developed. East Ham isn't a pretty place, it's residential and industrial, but it ...

Photos from Japan #2 – Mt Fuji

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Early the next day after I arrived, the wedding party, comprising Martin, Mieko, Ann (Martin's Mum), Kevin (Martin's Dad), Eileen (Martin's Dad's partner,) Louise (Martin's sister) and her boyfriend Stewart, Martin's aunts Sue, Catherine and Jenny and I all went to Mt Fuji in a hire car and van driven ...

Salt Pan at evening

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

I took this tonight at Salt Pan in Pittwater.

Waterfall Cottage

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Open day at Waterfall Cottage near Bayview today. I try to go every year because it's the most beautiful house and garden I've seen. A pale gold sandstone fairytale house set in a rainforest. Apologies for the poor quality of my photos. This is what you see as you walk through the ...

Stolen car keys

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Will this week ever end? I felt well enough this afternoon to go for a swim at the beach and I left my car keys, wrapped in a light blue microfibre towel, on the beach. When I came back, they were gone. It's the first time something of mine has ...

About time…Garmin goes Mac

Friday, January 13th, 2006

From Garmin: Garmin Announces GPS Product Support for Mac OS X MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO/January 10, 2006/PR Newswire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that it will immediately begin to make its line of GPS and mobile electronics devices compatible with Mac OS X version ...

Australian Xmas

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Dear all, It's 28 degrees C, not a breath of wind, the cicadas are chirping and the sky is a perfect, cloudless blue. I just got back from a quick swim at the beach. The water was like warm, green glass. Now I'm tidying the house, in preparation for the relatives ...

Washed out

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

It was rough in the beach pool at lunchtime. I'd just entered the water and I was swimming, when a large wave broke over me, and the next thing I knew, the concrete sides of the pool were rasping along my left hand and left knee, my feet were kicking ...

More Middle Harbour caches

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Incinerator by EvilDan S 33° 48.685 E 151° 12.083 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1 Walter Burley-Griffin is most well known for designing Canberra, but here's another example of his impact on Sydney. The Incinerator started operating in ...

Bloody weather!

Monday, October 31st, 2005

I was supposed to go on a 4 day hiking and geocaching trip today with c.j.b. but we moved the trip to next week, as it was forecast to rain all this week. Imagine my fury when today was beautiful and sunny. But apparently it was only sunny near the coast. c.j.b. ...

Beach at lunchtime

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

First lunchtime beach trip. Lovely, though a little cold. There was a lot of seaweed in the pool. I'm glad I'm not still picking it out of my hair.