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)
high temperatures during the day are one thing, but a 36° overnight minimum?! - ABC
the future for increasing numbers of towns: water and air-conditioning are going to be life-critical - ABC
trying to work out why and how wombats have cubic poo - PBS
in Australia, European food has higher status than Asian food - ABC
Sydney is facing steadily increasing bushfire risk - Guardian
Australia tries to legislate around encryption - MarkNottingham
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.
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.