Northbrook Mountain

The Aquila Loop, D’Aguilar NP   THE LOOP The Aquila Loop is a a rough circuit using a number of tracks in D’Aguilar National Park, SE Queensland, including Joyners Ridge Road, England Creek Road, and Lawton Road. The two day walk took us from Mt Glorious down Joyners Ridge Road all the way to England…

Japan Part 2 of 3: Kawaguchiko

  THE LAKE Kawaguchiko lies just over a hundred kilometres West of Tokyo, in south Yamanashi prefecture. The lake is around 800 metres above sea level, and has no natural outlet, which meant the area flooded frequently before a canal was completed in the early twentieth century.   AGRICULTURE AND CULTURE Leaving the hostel, I…

Japan 1 of 3: Tokyo

  NEW-WORLD/OLD-WORLD I like to imagine a city like Tokyo as a Rubik’s cube. On each side you have contrasting colours of culture and influence. One side might be technology, another might be ancient teachings. Two sides are definitely old-world culture and new-world culture. When you walk around any block in Tokyo, this Rubik’s cube…

The Overland Track

Tasmania has some of the most impressive and pristine country in the world, not to mention impressive weather. Western Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world. It also has alpine plants life that live together in a planty commune to keep warm and take 30 years to regrow if trodden underfoot. It also has…