Dust to Snow: From the Outback to the New England Tablelands.

Sky at Roma

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”
― J.B Priestley

2013 was looking like being becoming the Year of the Scan. By May, I had decided to rebel against looming health problems and the shadow of death and turn it into The Year of the Snow instead. Continue reading

Bushfires and Hiking Don’t Mix: Mt Greville – Moogerah Peaks


“It leapt across the flowing streams

And raced the pastures through;

It climbed the trees, and lit the boughs,

And fierce and fiercer grew.”

Henry Lawson – The Fire at Ross’s Farm

Mt Greville teased me for years. Many times I gazed at the deeply fissured monolith from across Lake Moogerah and wondered what it was called and how I could access it. However, upon returning home  I would forget about it until once again I was back at the lake conversing with this cheeky kookaburra. Continue reading