Monthly Archives: January 2013

Spit Manly or Manly Spit?

A tropical cyclone named Oswald caused severe flooding in Queensland over the weekend and here in Sydney it rained for two days straight.  I think Americans would call this a hurricane or a tropical storm, but a quick internet search … Continue reading

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Overland Track Day 5: Kia Ora to Windy Ridge

Kia Ora to Windy Ridge (10km) with two side trips to waterfalls (2.5km): January 5, 2013 Our day 5 on the Overland Track was all about waterfalls.  We knew we would need to walk 3 or 4 hours from Kia … Continue reading

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Green Spaces IV: Royal Botanic Gardens

I’m a city girl, but I’ve always loved walking and being outdoors.  I count myself lucky to have lived near gardens and parks in big cities, whether it’s Tokyo, Manhattan, or Buenos Aires.  Here in Sydney I am doubly blessed … Continue reading

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Happy Australia Day!

Words are probably not necessary… Australia Day, January 26, 2013, Sydney

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Melting in Sydney: Hottest Day on Record

I heard that some of my friends in New York were battling -10 degrees and snow today, their eyes tearing up from the cold winds outside.  On the other hand, last Friday as I was melting away in this city … Continue reading

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