The Ultra Light Hiker

Great Scot

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Interesting things we saw on our Scotland trip. The massed cumulus clouds outside our plane window as we flew over the Nullarbor were the most breathtaking I have ever witnessed. They were miles high, yet somehow the lens does not … Continued

Beach Burial #2: The Cat

We were ‘minded of this line from Kenneth Slessor, ‘they sway and wander in the waters far under’ when we saw a dead cat amid the sea-wrack who had fallen from the cliffs at the Wallegoe Steps, Northern Scotland on … Continued

Car-Camper Conversion: $50

We have recently been on a car camping holiday in Scotland where we wanted to stay away from people as much as possible on such a crowded island, and save on accommodation costs by sleeping in the rental car wherever … Continued

Canada’s Great Trail:

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Canada has quietly been linking and constructing walking trails so that now it has a continuous trail that is over 20,000km long! We could so easily employ otherwise indolent folk on such a worthy national project here in Australia. Much … Continued

Bucket List: Kazan River – Canadian Arctic

I was talking to a chap yesterday about undertaking a thousand mile canoe trip down the Kazan River in the Canadian Arctic, an area inhabited only by moose, wolves, caribou, bears, musk oxen salmon etc – and he opined I … Continued

A Christmas Suprise

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Ohboyohboy: We had a wonderful family Xmas yesterday: (mayhap even too much of) my wife Della’s delicious food, loving company, lots of generous and thoughtful gifts, etc… but our son quite bowled us over with the gift of two free … Continued

World Travel Kit

When my son was planning to go backpacking overseas I made this list of essential items for him to have in his pack. A useful list for anyone who is interested in ultralight backpacking. ———– You need to start ordering around six … Continued