Calgary’s backstreets

Hiking the back streets of south-west Calgary means it’s not only quieter, but I gain a slow motion tour past tasteful houses. I like that most of them are not huge monsters like many on the west coast. Continue reading Calgary’s backstreets

John Olsen’s Lake Eyre Series

During the 1970s, John Olsen journeyed into Central Australia with a naturalist to Lake Eyre. This remote lake below sea level was usually a dried up salt pan, but on Olsen’s trip it had rained. The area was then overrun by thousands of fish and pelicans. Continue reading John Olsen’s Lake Eyre Series

Coromandel Beaches

Forget the region’s famous Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach choking with tourists. Just close your eyes and point your finger blindly at the coastline along the Coromandel Peninsula and you’re bound to land on a perfect beach. Continue reading Coromandel Beaches

Cypress Falls Park Hiking Trail

From the car park, the West Vancouver trail led to a t-junction with no sign to indicate which way to go. I decided to head up hill over an up and down path that wound its way amongst brambles and rocks. The trail appeared as if the undergrowth hadn’t been cleared since the previous summer because in places branches hid the path so I couldn’t see where I trod. Continue reading Cypress Falls Park Hiking Trail

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