Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

PacificEdge | March 31, 2017

Scroll to top

Top

Nomadics

Wanderings by road and track

Journey through a defile

April 8, 2013 |

WHEN YOU next visit Launceston, put on your walking shoes, stretch your muscles and take the well-trodden walk from the edge of the city into First Basin. Irrespective of whether you take the low, easy track or the steeper, rougher … Read More

All that remains… ruins on a Tasmanian mountainside

April 8, 2013 |

ALL THAT REMAINS is a bit of stone work where the house once was. And a few pieces of iron rusted by the decades since the fires of ’67 devoured the building and the rest of the farm — one … Read More

Contentment… a moment by a lake

January 20, 2013 |

SOMETIMES, you see things that somehow symbolise an idea. They might be fleeting sightings yet it may be their brevity that makes them so poignant because there is no time for enquiry to dispel impression.

Read More

Three huts on a trail

August 1, 2012 |

THE HUT WAS LARGER than I remembered. Longer too. And was that metal table there when last I came this way decades ago?

Read More

Sojourn

August 1, 2012 |

BUTTERFLIES rise from the road in front of the car as we slowly motor out… it’s as if they’ve been resting on the road warming themselves this cool, overcast afternoon.

Read More

Town in the mountains

July 31, 2011 |

NOT LONG after writing this in 2007, Rosemary Morrow left Katoomba’s cold winters for the subtropical warmth of the Coffs Harbour area. A few years passed, then I got word that she had returned to the Blue Mountains. She is still there.

 

Read More

Byron Bay: Discovered and rediscovered

July 31, 2011 |

TRAVEL IS SLOWER on this winding byway through patches of dark forest and out into open farmland.

Read More

Lost in the highlands

May 2, 2011 |

by Russ Grayson. First published 2001.

“TURN 180 degrees to your right now. We are on the other side of the button grass plain. Look for our orange marker”.

Read More

Figure in a landscape—walking the Tasmanian high country

May 2, 2011 |

by Russ Grayson. Originally published 2002.

TO CLIMB or not? That was the debate I held with myself on the walk up from the Waldheim road head.

Read More

To the summit, one last time

May 2, 2011 |

… Russ Grayson. Originally published 2002.

Early summer, 1980…

“Here, take hold of this”. Peter leans out and offers the end of a length of nylon climber’s tape to Robert. “Pass it to Keith”.

Read More