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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Crooked Horizon

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Cargo Ship Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I've just started posting my photographs to Flickr. Flickr, if you haven't heard of it, is a fantastic photography blog site full of gorgeous photos from around the world, with an amazing amount of features (you ...

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 ...

Regents Park

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Can you spot the Dickens novels in this memorial? It's near Baker Street Station. Had lunch at Eat and Two Veg again. Schnitzel with a cream sauce, spinach and chips. Delicious and completely vegetarian. Had Pinkus vegan lager, and that was delicious as well. I'd never thought of lager containing animal ...

St James Park

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Lovely Sunday. Walked around central London with James. Had lunch in China Town at Piccadilly, then walked past the Ritz to St James park. We had a quick stroll through the Ritz but didn't stop. They book up weeks ahead. Plus the place looked a bit tizzy. Tried a bit of ...

Persistent suitor

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Just got back from a frustrating session of geocaching. I had a pleasant 2.5km walk through East Ham, towards one of the Greenway geocaches. I got to within 4 metres of the caches and I was about to start searching the ivy bush mentioned in the geocache hint when: "Hi! What's ...

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 ...

Green Park

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Spent the morning applying for jobs and recruiters, sending a fax to my bank in Australia, then I took the Tube to Oxford Circus to prove I had a UK passport to PFJ. What did I see right next to PFJ? It's Post Office Tower! (Now the BT Tower.) Last time I ...

Living in East Ham

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

I'm settled in my new place in East Ham. The landlady, Chaz, is really sweet and it's nice to unpack for the first time in weeks. I went shopping for a pair of business suit pants yesterday and East Ham is vibrant and cosmopolitan. [deleted for security] Note the gap in ...

Photos from Japan #1 – Narita TB Station #3

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

I've updated my log of Narita TB Station #3 geocache with photos I took on the day. Here's me at the shrine, next to the cache. More photos under the more link below.

Hampstead Heath Continued

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

I can download my e-mail but not send, it appears. Has anyone received an e-mail from me? So, what was I saying before I was so rudely interrupted by Starbucks closing yesterday? Let's see, yesterday I had hot chocolate and a chocolate tart at a wonderful shop at Hampstead, Paul Maison ...