Tag Archives: bushwalking

Memory and Desire

I sat with my wife, Dorothy, listening to a beautiful rendition of the award winning song, Memory, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn for the 1981 musical, Cats. I wondered how much it meant to Dorothy, since her … Continue reading

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Great Outdoors Photo Competition

Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation conducts an annual great Outdoors Photography Competition. This year one of my photos taken on the Carnarvon Great Walk in August was a runner up in one of the competition categories. I was quite surprised since … Continue reading

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Reader Review

Back to my novel, Cave Hill. One of my readers, Bronwyn Menkens, has sent this review: It’s as though an ominous spirit sits on your shoulder as you read Cave Hill. You know from the jacket spiel that someone will … Continue reading

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Wow! Flinders Island

Well a week on Flinders Island was not enough! The scenery was mind-blowing, especially the granite formations along the west coast, and the stunning views from up the slopes of Mt. Streslecki. While there I discovered a book by local … Continue reading

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Off to Flinders Island

With three friends from Bushwalkers of Southern Queensland I am off to Flinders Island in Bass Strait for a week of walking. This is granite country like Wilson’s Promitory, with spectacular scenery along the coastline and Mt. Strezlecki to climb. … Continue reading

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Great Walk with Friends

We were three days into the Carnarvon Great Walk when the storm rolled in from the southwest an hour before midnight. While the lightning flashed and the thunder bellowed around the hills we rescued our packs and gear we’d left … Continue reading

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Carnarvon Great Walk

  Carnarvon Great Walk was opened in 2008. Ever since the desire to tackle it has been niggling at me. At age 76, should I have a go at it. Six days on the trail, and some 1200m of climb, … Continue reading

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At Last!

It is over a month since my last post. Just shows that writing does not have such a high priority in my life. On Sunday I head to Roma to seek to promote Cave Hill and then to Carnarvon for … Continue reading

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Landscape and Memory

Recently a friend asked me could he borrow my copy of Landscape & Memory by British historian, Simon Schama. In his book Schama discusses his memories and the history of natural landscapes in his familiar homeland of Lithuania and neighbouring … Continue reading

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Welcome to my writing blog

Hi This blog is intended to promote my forthcoming novel, Cave Hill. It is a story about a student expedition in the Carnarvon Ranges of Central Queensland and a reunion of six of the participants thirty-three years later in the … Continue reading

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