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" ...

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 ...

Welcome to Haymarket

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Had my Welcome To Haymarket reception in the boardroom today. Then we had a nice lunch laid on: mushroom risotto, tomato and pine nut salad, green salad, smoked salmon and non-alcoholic drinks.

A Hot Day For Geocaching

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Paddocks End by The Reigate Squires S 33° 48.395 E 151° 12.368 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Terrain: 2 out of 5 The march of progress. This area has been known for years as the Willoughby Paddocks and was the subject of an ...

A Cold in Summer

Friday, January 27th, 2006

I've got a lousy cold. Went to bed at 6pm Wednesday night and was too sick to get out of bed yesterday, which was a pity because it was Australia Day. Watched the fireworks from bed. Still feeling crook today. I'm supposed to go out for lunch with the Bennetts ...

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.


Sunday, August 7th, 2005

Had a really good hike and geocache around Barrenjoey today, with Chris and Belinda. It was a perfect day for it. Not a cloud in the sky and utterly calm. First we hiked up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse and we were lucky enough to book into the next guided tour (we only ...

Big Geocaching Day

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Over the Wall by The 2 Dogs S 33° 48.741 E 151° 18.165 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 2 Terrain: 2.5 A very tricky conundrum this one and it's not for the faint hearted. Which side ...


Thursday, April 14th, 2005

I'm off to the beach this lunchtime, just like yesterday and Monday. It's now quite cool at the beach, even at midday, and the water feels cool at first but you soon adjust. It will be raining and cool (low twenties and late teens) for much of the rest of the ...


Friday, April 1st, 2005

Made it to the beach at lunchtime. The sun and the water were warm but the wind was cold so I didn't linger long.

Banana Bunker

Friday, February 25th, 2005

The Banana Bunker is a plastic tube for protecting your lunch time banana from being squashed in your bag. I'm torn between thinking: 1. Why didn't I think of that? 2. Why didn't they just take an apple to work? Apples don't crush as easily.

Another perfect summer day

Monday, February 7th, 2005

Warm but not too warm. Sunny. Cloudless. There's a bit of storm water evidence around (dead gum leaves floating in the pool) but nothing too bad. I'll try for the summer trifecta tomorrow. 1. 6.30am before work - beach 2. 12.30pm lunch hour - beach 3. 6pm after work - beach There's never too much ...

Xmas lunch

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

Work's xmas lunch today at the Terrace. Great food. Everyone kept checking out the wind up torch I bought for my boss.


Thursday, November 18th, 2004

Went to the beach at lunchtime. It's 32 degrees C but there was a strong wind chill at the beach. There was a deep gutter with a strong south current so I didn't go in for long. But it was refreshing.

Geocache Revisited

Monday, October 25th, 2004

Dad rang me at work and asked to visit my Secret Rainforest geocache, so I took him down there during my lunch hour. He loved it. He was a natural at reading Chris's gTrex and got within 20 metres of the cache before he wanted me to tell him where it ...

Another Swim

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004

It was supposed to be 27 degrees today, so I went to the beach at lunchtime. The sun was warm but there was a distinct chill in the breeze. Found a lost pair of swimming goggles on the walk to the sea pool at the south end of the beach. ...