Against the backdrop of the significant and sacred Carnarvon Gorge in Queensland, I yarn with Uncle Fred Conway, an Elder of the Bidgera people and Ranger at the Gorge. Fred talks about growing up on a mission, why he returned to the gorge and his hopes for a reconciled Australia.
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A lot of water, wind and 27 million years has carved out the dramatic monument of Carnarvon Gorge. Hundreds of metres below the tableland of its protective basalt cap, I’m in my element getting survival tips from local elder, Fred Conway. I could feel the previous day’s 23 kilometre hike pull in my thighs as […]
Hundreds of Brisbane’s bravados and a few brave chicks donned budgie smugglers on Friday evening for a five-kilometer dash around they city for Young Care For those of you outside Oz, If you’re not familiar with the term “budgie smuggler”, strip off, put on a tight pair of Speedos and look in the mirror; you’ll get […]
Image by Flowofwoe supplied under creative commons licence Until a few years ago I associated christmas with mulled wine, runny noses and bad pullovers. I still struggle to find the fa-la-la-la-la spirit in the sub tropics when I’m trundling my trolley up and down supercharged air-conditioned aisles in flip-flops (thongs) buying salad for dinner again. […]
It’s not practical to take a big, heavy DSLR camera on some trips. When I cycled Australia’s longest bike trail I had to choose between food and underwear. Weight is a big issue when trekking too. Having a chronic condition of the spine means I have to carefully consider my load more than most. It’s the […]
A few bumps and scrapes is a small price to pay for an epic experience. That’s what I told myself sat in Adelaide airport on my saddlesore ass admiring my swollen toe and cut chins after cycling one of Australia’s great bike trails. From the deep outback of the ancient Flinders Ranges to the world class […]