A four day weekend deserves an adventure and after working 10 days straight, the little voice in my head that whispers: “let’s get out of here for a bit”, becomes a pretty loud shout. Thus, I found myself going through the ordinary motions of bush-packing late one Monday night. The plan was simple, to walk … More A walk down the river
I love watching the sun set. Not only because it can be a very beautiful thing; watching the clouds change from white and gray to pink and orange and red, feeling the heat escape from everything as the light trickles behind the horizon, but because it creates in me a sense of comfortable familiarity. No … More Sunsets in the Wolgan Valley. And the birth of new adventures.
I had recently been told about a nice little circuit that ran from Wolgan Gap, through Newnes Plateau, and back down into the valley via the Old Coach road and the Glow Worm Tunnel trail, and I wanted to give my little ‘touring’ bike a test run on the arts of bashing 4WD roads and … More An icy cycle on the plateau
Here is bordered on all four sides by National parks, great towering orange and brown sandstone cliffs and hundreds and thousands of acres of explorable wilderness. Here is the Wolgan Valley, and here seems like a good place to ‘set up camp’ for a while. **** It has been a little over a month since … More New home, new adventures
Day 19 I awoke to a perfect egg-yoke sun and blue skies to infinity. The mist was falling back across the far hills and a fine dew decorated the grass, which was spread across the valley like a brilliant emerald carpet. We were an easy 20 km from the entrance to Terelj National Park, and … More The Mongolia Collection: Exploring Gorkhi Terelj National Park on horseback (Part 4).
Day 13 Over the duration of my trip I became familiar with the different sounds produced by my horses, and what they probably meant by them. On a basic level, there was: 1. the ‘desperate neigh’, which the fat brown horse often utilised after being separated from the white horse, 2. the ‘enthusiastic neigh’, which … More The Mongolia Collection: Exploring Gorkhi Terelj National Park on horseback (Part 3).
Day 7 The sun is falling steadily behind the horizon, and the seemingly incessant buzz of flies has given way to the high-pitched wurr of mosquitoes. I hear the steady chomp of molars on grass as my horses satisfy themselves on the sweet vegetation below, and quietly observe the solitary flight of a hawk soaring … More The Mongolia Collection: Exploring Gorkhi Terelj National Park on horseback (Part 2).