February 2015: Spit Bridge to Manly

Summer in Sydney is glorious. There are coastal walks, like the Spit Bridge to Manly, with little quiet beaches. If the sun gets to much you can duck off the track and take a swim with next to no one.   


September 2014: Muogamarra Nature Reserve

 Muogamarra Nature Reserve is open for six short weeks a year during Spring. All the plants are flowering, the native bees are out in force, the weather is perfect and you get sweeping views across the sandstone country of the Hawkesbury River.  And if you’re extra lucky, your loved ones take you for pie at Pie in the Sky across the road or down to Brooklyn for fish and chips afterwards.

June 2014: Walking from Brooklyn to Cowan

One weekend in June I joined the bevy of noble-minded hikers training to walk the Great North Walk for Oxfam. The day’s endeavours: the 11km segment between Brooklyn and Cowan. It wasn’t the most inviting of days but we met plenty of enthusiastic walkers getting up their kms. The day ended well with a rewarding pie from the Berowra Bakery on the highway. I highly recommend visiting Dave Noble’s walking blog and checking out his much more fitting tribute to the walk, then exploring the rest of his blog. Amazing photographs.

In the meantime, here is the dark and gloomy evidence…


Swimming in a waterhole in the Blue Mountains National Park


Lunch at the Nepean Lookout




Berowra Waters

Some Easter weekend outdoors time.