Category Archives: Short trips

A toque and a beanie are not the same thing

Out the back of Canberra is a great, big wilderness. I often look at it from the top of Narrabundah hill on Juno’s (our dog) morning walk. Its huge! 1.6-million-hectares of public land in eleven national parks and nature reserves … Continue reading

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Two weeks in En Zed

‘Hey Oliver’ I said. ‘I’m beached ez bro’. ‘Huh’ Oliver replied. Without even looking up. ‘Beached Az’ is an ABC cartoon where a whale washes up on the shore and declares himself ‘beached az’ to a seagull. Humorous conversations ensue … Continue reading

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‘And forward…’

‘And forward…’  says Captain Jodi of the good raft Soggy McGee in her soft, gentle, good natured, Canadian voice (inflection lingering on the ‘and’ and dropping on the ‘forward’).  Three or four strokes later it would be followed by, ‘…and … Continue reading

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