Archive for the ‘Geocaching and Adventure’ Category

First post on Hostgator

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

As Diane's web space on Dreamhost wasn't letting me FTP, I've moved all my sites to Hostgator, which I chose after seeing which web hosting company got the best reviews. No real complaints so far, though my 91 meg database table file took two goes to upload. I'm currently uploading a ...

Book Crossing

Monday, March 10th, 2008

I've been journaling on my computer, rather than on this blog lately. I'm concerned about privacy, and I don't want to spill my life and secrets to everyone. But while listening to the Writing Show podcast today, I found out about something that I have to share: Book Crossing. It's like ...

Mosman Geocaching

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Rosherville Lighthouse Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Lunch At Don Adan's Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Belinda, c.j.b. and I attempted a few geocaches today around Mosman. The lighthouse is Rosherville Lighthouse, where the geocache "Forgotten Lighthouse" ...

Path To The Cache

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Path To The Cache Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. While out doing chores, I stopped to check on the Washing Machine geocache for Seizer, who's up in Queensland and can't check it himself. After passing about eight warning signs and three fences, this ...

Pelican

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Pelican Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Took this photo while exploring Winnererremy Bay with Yewenyi. I came back and placed a geocache - Sparkle - not long afterwards. Geocachers love their amenities. When you're caching, you want views, toilets, drinking water and preferably ...

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 ...

Miniature Garden

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

minature garden Originally uploaded by yewenyi. While geocaching on Sunday, in Berowra, c.j.b. noticed a tiny garden growing in a tree stump. I've never seen such minute flowering plants. They were only 1cm tall. Edit: They may not be flowering plants but lichens. ...

Mackerel Beach Box Jellyfish

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

West Head Box Jellyfish Originally uploaded by c.j.b. We thought this was a killer tropical jellyfish - in Pittwater, Sydney! We were waiting on Mackerel Beach wharf for the next ferry back, on Sunday, and c.j.b. mentioned he'd seen a strange jellyfish and ...

The State Of My Shoes

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

The State Of My Shoes Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. My hiking boots stayed waterproof today, but they got incredibly sandy.

Boat On The Side

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Boat On The Side Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Taken at Mackerel Beach, in Pittwater, while walking to the 2108 geocache. This is the first time I've experimented with strange camera angles.

Myra

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Myra Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. This is the ferry me, c.j.b., Yewenyi and Fi went to Mackerel Beach on, to check my 2108 geocache. I thought it would be easy, but the tide was coming in and it was difficult to get ...

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 ...

Worst Thing Ever!

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Worst Thing Ever! Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I've just started uploading my Japan photos to Flickr. This was what greeted my eyes at the nearest convenience store to the geocache Narita TB Station #3. I stayed only long enough to take a ...

Kamikaze Koala

Monday, May 14th, 2007

5/13/2007 You found Hilltop (Traditional Cache) There was much complaining (not from me!) as we walked up the long flight of stairs leading to this cache. But the views from the top were well worth it. Mosquitoes swarmed like vampiring helicopters around GZ. They reduced c.j.b. and ...

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 ...

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I'm too exhausted to blog properly, but this is one of the photos I took of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos at Audley in the Royal National Park today. They were very tame and as cheeky as feathered monkeys.

Treebeard

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Placed another city cache today. It's not yet gone live. Treebeard S 33° 51.927 E 151° 12.815 Difficulty: 1 Terrain: 1 A gnarled, old fig tree, named after the oldest living being in Tolkien's Middle Earth. Following on from Tolkien Tree, apparently the most found cache in Australia and New Zealand for 2006, here's ...

My 150th Geocache

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Big day of geocaching. Yewenyi was in Canberra, so it was just Chris and me. First we tried: Cops and Bushrangers. Unfortunately, it wasn't a success. We tried trail after trail, but only got to within 80m of the cache, with cliffs in the way. If there was a clear trail ...

Tolkien Tree – Most found geocache in Australia for 2006

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Brian drew my attention to the Geotalk podcast, episode 5. Apparently, my geocache, Tolkien Tree, was the most found geocache in Australia for 2006!

Greenwich

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

Went to Greenwich today for the National Maritime Museum, but I found other interesting places. There aren't many original London pie shops left. They sell mash (packet mashed potato), pies, jellied eels and liquor (parsley sauce). I had a chicken and mushroom pie, gravy and mash. It wasn't bad, although ...