Dirtbag dining: Happy Hummus Bowl

Ingredients 400g can lentils 400g can of chickpeas Leafy green stuff Carrot – chopped into matchsticks Tomatoes, capsicum or any other veggies you have lying around Olives and/or sundried tomatoes Feta (or any kind other kind of cheese) Hummus Serves 2 hungry mountain bikers. Method You choose whether to make it home, or just throw…

13 Reasons to Rant about Travel

Originally posted on doctormowgli:
An article popped up on my social media feed recently.  It listed 13 reasons why I shouldn’t worry about stupid things like money or security, and should ‘just travel’ instead. As I read through the list, I felt a familiar rage building up inside me.  Want to know why? Cracks neck,…

Learning to lead – 11 ways to keep cool above your bolt

I’ve recently started to lead climb as much as I can to get confident to go out for a day’s rock climbing without needing my partner to climb and clean climbs for me. I’m finding a lot of climbs I’m smashing on top rope, but as soon as I’m on lead and above the bolt,…

Plastic boats and plastic oceans

Last month I signed myself up for a Marine Debris Kayaking Challenge off Kooragang Island.  My new-found love of kayaking had run headlong into my guilt for always declining my friends’ repeated invites to Hunter Intrepid Landcare events. I had run out of excuses. It was time to give it a go. This was the…

Dirtbag dining: Red curry lentils

Ingredients 1 brown onion 800g tinned brown lentils 2 tablespoons red curry paste (carry in a zip lock bag if you need to save space and weight) 1 vegetable stock cube (plus 250mL of water) something green (broccoli and green beans both work well) splash of olive oil (keep in a small travel container… or a zip…

Audio for adventures: 16 podcasts for your next roadtrip

Australia is a pretty big place. To keep up my reputation as a true weekend warrior, I often drive for hundreds and hundreds of kilometres to reach climbing crags, rivers, trail heads and camp grounds that I love. That means that I spend a lot of time on long, straight highways. During the week, I daydream…

A new obsession

A few weeks ago, I wrote that I wasn’t sure how I felt about the white water kayaking. Since then, I have bought a second-hand paddle and a second-hand boat.  I have had unexpected paddling lessons from friendly Olympians and I’ve been around the whitewater course in an inflatable boat more times than I can count.  I have had…

Christmas in Australia

This is what Christmas looked like in the land of Oz.     Thanks to Morgan for the prawning photos, prawning tips and camping company!

Upsidedown, underwater and a bit uncertain

Dear Kayaking I’m still not sure how I feel about you. I could learn to love you. But it will have to be that creepy-upy kind of love. You see, rock climbing took me in right away. It was love at first sight. Climbing provided me with a constant stream of reassurance.  Each time I…

Getting art-venturous

When I started this blog, I explained that photos and stories are two of my favourite things. I hoped that tit would give me a place to bring those things together. Photos. Stories. Memories of past adventures and daydreams about future trips. A new medium for me to tell tall tales of epic adventure and…

We went chasing waterfalls

For a long time I only had one CD in my car.  It was one of the Triple J’s Like a Version albums. It got played on climbing trips, camping trips and trips to the supermarket. One of the songs was a cover of the TLC song, Waterfalls.  If you want to listen to it,…

My mate Morgan

My mate Morgan notices things. When we climb together, I come home with photos of climbers and rocks. Morgan comes home with photos of all kinds of amazing creatures that I did not notice. Morgan points her camera at tiny flashes of colour, and transforms them into crystal clear photographs of birds, lizards, whales, dragonflies… you…