Rain Donut

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

What the...? There's a rain donut over Sydney. I've never seen rain falling in that shape before.

Feed me!

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Cheeky Chappy Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I was working on my computer, when one of these guys flew up against my window, drawing my attention to the fact there was a whole flock of Rainbow Lorikeets waiting to be fed. I suppose ...

Hanging Branch

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Hanging Branch Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. After Sydney's Big Wet of early June 2007 (a few days of extremely heavy rain, gale force winds and flooding) this tree branch hung from the cables overhead in Newport. Emergency services were in the process ...

Rainy drought

Monday, May 15th, 2006

London is in the middle of the most serious drought in over a decade, maybe one hundred years, and today tough water restrictions were announced. You can no longer wash your car, water your garden, or fill your fountain or swimming pool. I'm finding the whole thing fairly laughable. Heavy dark ...

Summer day

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

It reached 25 degrees C in London today. It wasn't like a 25 degree day in Sydney, it seemed much hotter. The buses and the trains still had their heating on - I don't think they can actually turn it off - so it was more like 30 degrees ...

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 ...

Good Friday

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Barbie, if you're reading this, congratulations on 30 years at Bennetts! I hope they gave you a good party! I'm sitting in Piccadilly Starbucks. Had a free breakfast at the Regent Palace, because they moved me to another (smaller) room and I complained. A business man from Hong Kong chatted to ...

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 ...

Beach afternoon

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Warm day that clouded over in the afternoon. I had a few hours before I had to get ready to go out, so I went to the beach. Heavy, dark rainclouds hovered nearby as I walked up and down the beach. I could see a veil of rain only a kilometre ...

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 ...

Beach

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 ...

2108

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

My boyfriend and I made a new cache today: 2108 by Charl and Paxeiro S 33� 35.251 E 151� 18.184 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: ** Terrain: *** There are many ways to reach this cache, each more scenic than ...

Secret Rainforest

Sunday, October 24th, 2004

Stashed my first geocache today: Secret Rainforest I stashed it this morning. It was visited and logged a scant 2 and three quarter hours after it first appeared on Geocaching.com. Is that a record, I wonder? Lots of effort went into that first cache. Mum offered to paint it for me and I ...

Another El Nino

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

From the Sydney Morning Herald: Good rains in recent days have failed to head off warnings of a possible El Nino weather phenomenon hitting eastern Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology said there were growing signs that farm regions would be hit by below-average rainfall and above-average temperatures in coming months. It came as ...