Danny Yee

Bushwalking & Australian Travel

My new site Wandering Danny now holds my overseas travelogues. And I'm in Oxford for three years, so there may not be many updates to this page for a while.

Australian Trips

Bushwalks

There's a full log of my bushwalks, with some longer writeups. Highlights:

Equipment

Some brief notes on bushwalking equipment,with more specific pages on the Dunlop Volley (the bushwalker's shoe of choice) and bushwalking food.

Books

Some bushwalking books.

Check out my review of Rick Shine's Australian Snakes or my many other book reviews, especially the bushwalking, travel, exploration + Australia categories.

Some notes on trips I'd like to do.

Legacy links to overseas travelogues:

Turkey and Switzerland (2010)
Vietnam + Cambodia (2009)
Hong Kong and Brittany (2007)
Kaikoura to Kahurangi (2006)
New Zealand's Nelson + Marlborough (2006)
Mongolia and Beijing (2005)
North Island New Zealand (2005)
Coromandel, Tongariro, Waikato
South Iceland and Scotland/England (2003)
Otago, Southland, Fiordland (2003)
New Zealand travelogue
New Zealand South Island (20002)
North Pakistan & Western China (1999)
Chitral, Gilgit + Kashgar
India (Maharashtra & Rajasthan) (1998)
England, Catalonia, and France (1997)
Java + Bali and California + Arizona (1994)

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 People

Some 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 Sites

For bushwalking discussion, try aus.bushwalking.
Organisations
Bushwalking Confederation
Orienteering Australia
Wilderness Rescue
Sydney Uni Bushwalkers
Government
Bureau of Meteorology
Geoscience Australia
Dept of the Environment
NSW DECC (was NPWS)
Travel Insurance (sponsors)
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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.

Danny Yee