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)
an Australian postal plebiscite would basically be a bad survey - Bonham
no dramas at all since the UK legalised same-sex marriages 3 years ago, Australia get your act together - SMH
the Australian government is being run by anti-science activists - Quiggin
Australia's heatwave - I'll take Oxford's 4 degree days anytime! - Guardian
letting Catholic priests into Australia was a mistake - Monthly
after allowing for parental background, Australian private schools do no better than public ones - Age - IZA
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.