Tag Archives: mountains

I Finally Climbed Bluff Knoll

It only took 40 years but I finally managed to get down south from Perth and finally conquer one of the states most iconic landmarks! After two years of no travel, and a very rough start to my year 2022 … Continue reading

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A Day Trip to Milford Sound

There is a good reason why Fiordland National Park is a must see destination for anyone travelling to New Zealand. The mountains soar all around you, the lakes and forests are pristine and so beautiful, and the road trip itself … Continue reading

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The Routeburn Track – day 3

On our last morning we woke up to dry conditions – the rain had stopped overnight and it promised to be an awesome day! It was also to be the easiest day, with only 9km to the road that would … Continue reading

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The Routeburn Track – day 2

All night I could hear the rain falling on the roof of the hut. The second day was going to be wet! We awoke to a steady fall, at least it was dead still with not a breeze to be … Continue reading

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The Routeburn Track – day 1

So after relaxing for a full day in Queenstown it was time to begin the hike that was the whole point of coming to NZ in the first place! I had decided on the Routeburn Track as it sounded like … Continue reading

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How to fall in love with a place….

When I first had booked my ticket to Queenstown and saw that my flight landed at 8pm I presumed I would be just taking a taxi/shuttle straight to my hotel as it would be dark (in Perth the sun sets … Continue reading

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Flying Into Paradise

Back in September a planned week long hike on the Cape to Cape Track in south west Australia fell through, leaving me wih nowhere to go, and quite honestly, a wee bit depressed! Mr R could sense my disappointment, and … Continue reading

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The Inca Trail – day 3.

The third day was started with one last steep push up a pass. Not as big as yesterday’s pass, but still enough to get the legs burning again! By now though the legs were hardening up, and it was more … Continue reading

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The Inca Trail – day 2.

After a wretched night I woke up still apprehensive. I couldn’t sleep because of my nerves, The random chickens scratching at our tent (I was hoping it was a chicken during the night!) and the hard uneven ground that was … Continue reading

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The Inca Trail – day 1

There are probably a million blog posts about the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu out there, that my photos and my words will be nothing new to many of my readers and passing visitors. But since this blog of mine … Continue reading

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