Well it happened again, Tasmania has blown my mind with its epicness. Today we went on a hike up to the tarn shelf at Mount Field and did a nice 15+ km circuit from the Lake Dobson car park and pack. I highly recommend doing the circuit anticlockwise as the scenery just keeps getting better … More Mount Field Tarn Shelf walk
Been a while since I last posted a blog right? Apologies for that, been a busy few months. Started a new job at the University which has been keeping me nice and busy. Now back to business! It’s also been a while since I attended an Instameet and I think some of us were starting … More Southern Trove Instameet
There is one constant in the city of Hobart and that is the mountain, Mount Wellington. It casts a watchful eye over the capital of Tasmania while providing a focal point for anyone looking to catch their bearings in the city. The mountain never looks the same day by day and indeed minute by minute … More Climbing Mount Wellington
Finishing off this little series of posts on the joys of going for a stroll takes us to the highlight of the journey, Cornelian Bay. Hobart keeps surprising me every time I venture out to see what I can find, beyond my previously explored areas. The walk along the Derwent had been rather pleasant already … More Cornelian Bay and New Town
Following on from the previous post whereby I explored the regatta grounds, I decided to keep on walking towards the Tasman Bridge. There’s a lovely cycle path that runs along the Derwent all the way up the estuary as far as Claremont for a total of almost 16km, a fine journey indeed. It’s often ill-advised … More Tasman Bridge and surrounds
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.
Back home in Dublin I was very fortunate to live right beside the seaside, my home town of Portmarnock has a gorgeous sandy beach that goes on and on for what seems like an eternity. After living in the landlocked Czech Republic for the past two years, it has been a pleasure to live beside … More South Arm: An oasis beyond the city
Mountain light is a special kind of light that is like nothing you’ll see at lower altitudes. It has this ethereal glow and quality that’s just breathtaking and of course makes photographers very happy indeed. Having previously only nibbled on the lower slopes of kunanyi, I was super excited when our Catalan friends offered to … More Winter atop Mount Wellington
Before I start posting about our new home on the other side of the planet, I have one or two more posts from home to show the sheer beauty of Ireland. Looking forward to getting out and seeing what Tasmania can do to compete but one thing is certain, Ireland will take some beating when … More Iveragh Peninsula: County Kerry, Ireland.
On the eve of our next adventure to Tasmania, Australia I’d like to share a post from my home. Since we came back from the Czech Republic I’ve had the opportunity to see some of the most scenic parts of this beautiful island and will share some photos with you over the coming few posts. … More Dublin mountains and Glendalough