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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Overland Track Day 4: Pelion Plains to Kia Ora

I woke up at 5AM and couldn’t go back to sleep. I wanted to be outside.   I wanted to see how the first light of the day would transform the mountains surrounding us.  Like me AN’s Mom, M, was also … Continue reading

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Overland Track Day 3: Lake Windermere to Pelion Plains

Along the Overland Track we saw signage that showed how long it would take to go from one place to another.  For example, on our second day when we left Waterfall Valley the marker at the hut said it would … Continue reading

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