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PacificEdge | January 22, 2019

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Shelter most basic

August 6, 2014 |

A SLEEPER CURLS UP SEEKING WARMTH in an overnight camp in the wet eucalypt forests of the Picton in south east Tasmania.

I don’t recall whether it was evening or early next morning that I made this photograph, probably on … Read More

Telopia

February 16, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

THEY WERE OUT in great numbers today… big red ovals of flowers on either side of the track and visible as red dots down in the bush cladding the steep slopes of Mt Wellington.

There were so … Read More

The Organ Pipes Track — sunshine and ice

February 16, 2014 | | One Comment

A Tasmanian journey…

“WHAT’S THIS?”. Fiona holds out her hand as if to catch whatever it is that has started to fall from the sky… small, soft flakes that disappear as soon as they settle on the ground.

“It’s snow. … Read More

Taroona Neighbourhood Garden

February 1, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

EXPERIENCE and learning are the core purpose of travel and that is what happened when we met up with Hobart community gardener and sustainabiity educator, Nel Smit. Nel, you see, is one of the mainstays of the … Read More

Journey

February 1, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

Friday… We’re leaving St Helens, the last town of any significance on Tasmania’s north east coast. We follow the straight road lined with neat-looking older houses then carefully take the curve as it swings westward to follow … Read More

Forgotten islands

February 1, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

LIKE THE AUTHOR, when I lived in Tasmania I too felt the allure of the Bass Strait islands. Unlike the author, changing circumstances prevented me doing anything about it. Now I get to look down on Flinders … Read More

Found: the book that influenced a generation

January 8, 2014 | | One Comment

A surprise discovery in a mountain hut closes the circle of time…Read More

High on a mountain, a little stone hut

January 8, 2014 | | 2 Comments

High on a Tasmanian mountain there’s a hidden hut, so late one day we went to look for it….Read More

Otago

January 4, 2014 | | One Comment

Shipping has played an important part in Tasmanian history but it’s rare to find shipping and literature in a rusting hulk…Read More

A stroll in the bush

January 2, 2014 |

A Tasmanian journey…

IF THERE IS one good thing that Hobart has (let’s be clear: it has more than one) it’s access to the surrounding countryside and bushland. And… it has a 1250 metre-high mountain within the city limits. That’s … Read More