Since meeting Gemma back at the end of 2016 my life has been one big adventure. I’ve seen places with her I had long dreamt about others I still can’t believe are real and right on our doorstep. I’ve always been drawn to mountains and the outdoors and to be able to share that passion … More The Greatest Adventure of All
There is a special place on Mount Wellington that only appears a handful of times each year. It is the Disappearing Tarn and is formed only after a heavy rainfall or large dumping of snow. UPDATE AUGUST 2019 There’s been rather a lot of rain and snowing in the month of August this year with … More Disappearing Tarn: Mount Wellington
Last weekend was Gemma’s birthday and to celebrate, we went on a spot of adventuring. The initial plan had been to do a part of the Overland Track, namely climbing Mount Ossa, Tasmania’s highest peak and exploring the surrounds. That has been put on the back burner for another day. Plan B was to hike … More Mountains, Waterfalls and Unattainable Lakes
Our second trip to the wondrous place that is Maria Island was a bit of a washout unfortunately but that didn’t mean it was any less awesome than our first visit. I can’t put into words the feeling you get on that island, it’s just…..magical. Sounds cheesy I know but there is something in the … More Return to Maria Island
Another weekend and yet another awesome adventure in Tasmania. This past weekend I had the pleasure of tagging along on a trip with members of the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science where my lovely partner Sinéad is doing some post-doctoral research. Our destination was Maria Island, a former penal colony off the coast of … More Hail Maria Island Full of Awesome, Heaven art thou among islands.
Just before we moved up to Mount Nelson we had the time to explore our neighbourhood around Sandy Bay. We took a stroll down to the Wrest Point hotel and casino and then continued SE along Sandy Bay Road towards Long Beach. The buildings and houses along the way reminded us a lot of home … More Long Beach and Little Sandy Bay, Hobart.
We’ve been in Tasmania more than a month now and have yet to do the number one attraction in Hobart….climb Mount Wellington, or kunanyi as it’s known in the Aboriginal language. The mountain towers over Hobart and as I write this is coated in a beautiful layer of snow which only adds to its majesty. … More The foothills of kunanyi
Our first abode in Hobart was on King Street in Dynnyrne in lovely AirBnB accommodation with a lovely Irish lady. After viewing several places and having what we thought was our dream home snatched away from us, we started to panic a little and looked farther afield in order to get a more permanent roof … More Mount Nelson: Our new home
Regular readers and those following my Instagram account will be well aware that we’ve been in Tasmania for around two weeks now and have seen some beautiful sights in and around our new home in Hobart. It’s taken me a few days to get around to writing a first post and there’s plenty more to … More Here we go….again. First forays into Hobart.
It’s been several months since we returned from our three month trip to Berkeley, California and there’s not a day goes by where a random thought about the place doesn’t come into my head. While there I embarked on a little personal project whereby every evening when I finished work I’d go for a stroll … More Cars of Berkeley