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…

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…

Doing the Eagle Rock

“Now listen, Oh we’re steppin’ out. I’m gonna turn around, Gonna turn around once and we’ll do the Eagle Rock” I couldn’t remember the next line of the song.  So I stopped for a second to catch my breath and get my kayak pointing in the right direction.  For some reason I can never seem…