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The Perfect 24 Hour Mt. Fuji Experience Part III: Oh, the Way Down

Climbing Mt. Fuji all night and watching the sunrise surpassed any and all expectations I had.  Tracing the great mountain’s unmistakable shape as it cast its own shadow upon the clouds was a magical experience I’ll never forget.  Just looking … Continue reading

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The Perfect 24 Hour Mt. Fuji Experience Part II: The Land of the Rising Sun

Ah, to see the sunrise atop Mt. Fuji in Japan, The Land of the Rising Sun… We were perched above the rim of the volcanic crater to greet the morning sun’s arrival.  I was so excited that I barely noticed … Continue reading

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The Perfect 24 Hour Mt. Fuji Experience Part I: The Climb

To be perfectly honest climbing Mt. Fuji wasn’t something I had really thought about, not when I lived in Japan back in the late 90’s or even just 6 months ago for that matter.  I had just enjoyed looking at … Continue reading

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Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach Walk

I honestly can’t remember the last time I went to a zoo, and I went back and forth about whether to visit Featherdale or the nearby Taronga Zoo.  I’d seen kangaroos, wallabies, and echidnas in the wild in Tasmania, but … Continue reading

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Maroubra to Bondi Beach Walk

LW had just one full day left in Sydney before returning to her cold and wintery London, and understandably she wanted to get in a beach day.  Since I was keen on walking from Maroubra to Bondi Beach we decided … Continue reading

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Overland Track Day 7: Walking Out from Echo Point to Cynthia Bay

It really was a good thing that I just trusted in S&A and followed their plan for the Overland Track.  I think if I really knew what we were going to do I would have been a lot more nervous.  … Continue reading

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Overland Track Day 6: Windy Ridge to Echo Point

Bert Nichols Hut to Narcissus: 9km, Narcissus to Echo Point: 7km Day 6 of our hiking journey in Tasmania was full of obstacles.  Literally.  Most people take the jetty out of the park from Narcissus but we had an ambitious … Continue reading

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