Archive for the ‘Geography & History’ 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.

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 ...

The Reading Room at the British Museum

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Now THIS is a library. The Reading Room made my jaw drop, and my photos didn't do it justice. This photo does. Sorry, I have no idea who took it.

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" ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Samurai Warrior Statue

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Samurai Warrior Statue Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. See in a park, near the Imperial Palace, in Tokyo.

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 ...