Halloween Trip or Treat (night walk)

Q Station at Manly has the reputation of being one of Australia’s most haunted sites. From 1830s to 1984 the Quarantine station was used to process migrant ships suspected of carrying passengers and crew with contagious disease. This trip was attended by a...
Taronga Athol Wharf to Manly

Taronga Athol Wharf to Manly

Everyone turned up at Circular Quay (not a single piker!), and off we went by ferry across to Taronga Athol Wharf. On the way Scott pointed out Fort Denison and I explained that it had been built in the 1830s to keep out the Russians. Essi from Finland (Russia’s...

Newnes Canyoning Weekend

First up, let me mention that Devils Pinch has eluded Sky and I on two previous occasions, so there was no way it was going to beat us this time. Warm & sunny weather was predicted for the weekend, and even though it was still pre-season apparently, there was no...
Blue Breaks: Lacys, Bimlow and Tonalli Tablelands

Blue Breaks: Lacys, Bimlow and Tonalli Tablelands

Photos: on Picasa I love the splendid isolation of the Blue Breaks. Rugged sandstone plateaus, intersected by deep, plunging gorges, and almost completely untouched by modern man. I’d argue that they are among the most remote, wild, isolated places on earth — that...