Bushwalking & Australian Travel
BushwalksThere's a full log of my bushwalks, with some longer writeups. Highlights:
EquipmentSome brief notes on bushwalking equipment,with more specific pages on the Dunlop Volley (the bushwalker's shoe of choice) and bushwalking food.
Some bushwalking books.
Some notes on trips I'd like to do.
Legacy links to overseas travelogues:
News & Links (from my blog)
two Europeans adopted by Aborigines in the mid-19th century - ABC
Australia has "a gambler's addiction to roads" - Age
"road agencies and other road project proponents in industry and the community spend next to no effort examining what problems their projects and plans are trying to solve, other than the perceived problem that they do not have enough road funding"
Australia: betraying the helpless to torture and murder - HeathenScripture
how Australia's largest coal-mining company avoids paying any tax - SMH
compared to Europe, renters in Australia (or the UK) have no rights - Choice [via Robert]
slow but steady improvements to central Sydney for pedestrians and cyclists - SydneyCycleways
Other PeopleSome reports by other people, including France and the French, in which my sister writes about living in France. And external personal sites and old links.
Other SitesFor bushwalking discussion, try aus.bushwalking.
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It's not quite how I'd have put it, but the Macquarie dictionary defines bushwalking as "the sport of making one's way on foot through the bush, often on tracks designed for this but sometimes for longer periods through virgin terrain." The Australian "bushwalking" is not far in meaning from "hiking", "trekking", "tramping", or "rambling", for those of you speaking other Englishes.
This was, to the best of my knowledge, the first bushwalking page on the Web, but is now just a personal site, not the comprehensive resource I originally envisaged.