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Planning to walk the South Coast Track

Della & I and Kerri are planning to walk the South Coast track in Tasmania this summer/autumn, my back permitting. You can see someone else’s Youtube about it. We hope to do a shakedown walk along the Baw Baw plateau very soon to test ourselves and our gear. Should be nice and cool up there …

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Glide on Camper

We are buying a glide on camper from http://www.fourwheelcampers.com/ in the USA to fit to our Landrover Tray which will enable us to ‘Go Bush’ in some style. Our most important considerations were light weight, low height, minimum width, welded frame, and the biggest fridge we could fit! Just can’t be too much beer or G & T! …

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South Coast Track Plans

We are planning to walk the South Coast Track at the bottom of Tasmania in February or March. This is an entertaining 8 day trek along parts of Tasmania’s wilderness coast. Should be just marvellous. Maybe YOU would like to join us, but beware: we are ultralight campers; you may have to carry the beer! …

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Hiking & Canoeing 2009

Della and Steve had a number of hiking trips into the Victorian mountains eg up the Wonnangatta and the Moroka and a couple of multi-day canoe trips on the Thomson and I don’t remember where – and we hope for many more. Steve also had a multi-day canoe trip with friend Brett Irving who has …

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Fiordland 2009

April saw Irralee and Steve back in Fiordland. Thanks to Mr Rudd’s generous bushfire money, Steve was able to purchase an Alpacka pack raft (which he had lusted after for years – such strange lusts – check it out on the web; it’s really cool) with which he became the first person to canoe the …

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Gippsland Bushfires

In February we had the many fires. We had fires here a week BEFORE ‘Black Saturday’ so we were sort of veterans by the time the worst arrived – and we WERE much better prepared because we had already been threatened for a week. The earlier fires: the Mirboo North/Boolarra fires affected many people we …

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Hiking/Hunting/Canoeing Adventures 2008

This was to be the year we were to give up on farming and start a new life of fun, fun, fun. ‘Every man has an idea that will not work’, they say. We did succeed in selling the main sheep flock but now we have a farm with not enough stock and which is …

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Fiordland NZ with Bryn

Bryn and Steve had a fortnight in New Zealand in April which was more difficult for Steve than usual as he had pneumonia and those  mountains certainly seem to get higher and higher the less you can breathe.   See also: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/insects-can-ruin-a-camping-trip/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dusky-track-canoeing-the-seaforth/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dusky-track-adventures-1/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/eddie-herrick-moose-hunting-at-dusky-sound/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/eddie-herrick-moose-hunting-at-dusky-sound/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/a-friend-i-met-on-the-dusky-track-fiordland-nz/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dusky-south-coast-tracks/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dreaming-of-the-dusky-track/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-dusky/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/moose-hunting/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-moose/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-moose-2/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/hunting-in-fiordland/ http://www.theultralighthiker.com/off-to-fiordland/ …

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Fiordland April 2007

Steve & Irralee had an exciting week in Fiordland in April. They had several days of hiking then a spectacular helicopter ride out of the Seaforth Valley because Irralee twisted her ankle, after which they had a few days doing proper touristy things: glaciers, backpackers etc. If Steve had $10,000 to spend on something completely …

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Thomson River Canoe Trip 2006 Video

Here is the unedited video I took with my (alas late) friend Steven Cleaver canoeing this wonderful river in 2006. It had somehow vanished from this website – how alarming! As a foretaste, here is Steve powering down one of the Thomson’s signature rapids: