Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Wet Day in the Upper Mountains – 27 January 2015

This was a wet day! I had travelled up the mountains with Bob. We had originally thought of doing a canyon – but with a bad weather forecast we thought a waterfall walk may be a more sensible option. I … Continue reading

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Canyoning at Newnes on the Long Weekend 24 – 26 January 2015

Wendy had organised a trip to Newnes for some canyoning. She planned to head up there on the Saturday afternoon – so some of us went up early with the intention of visiting an easy canyon. In the first group … Continue reading

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Canyoning Safety and Ethics

Caro Ryan has posted a good video on canyoning safety and ethics on her Youtube channel –

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Dalpura Canyon, Dargan Arch and The Catacombs – 21 January 2015

I went up the mountains yesterday with Bob and Doug for some canyoning. The weather forecast was for rain so we planned to do the short and easy Dalpura Canyon near Bell. As it turned out, the weather was quite … Continue reading

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More Baby Birds – 20 January 2015

I went down to the Tempe Wetlands again to see if I could get some better photos of the baby birds – particularly the Australasian Grebe chicks. The difficulty is that the pad there are quite big, with often scrubby … Continue reading

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Back to the Wetlands – Cooks River – 19 January 2015

I spent a very pleasant afternoon at the Cup and Saucer Creek Wetlands and then at the Tempe Wetlands photographing the birds. On a previous visit I had thought I had seen a kingfisher. Meanwhile I had received an email … Continue reading

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National Pass and The Valley of the Waters – Wentworth Falls – 18 January 2014

Claire had organised a surprise birthday party walk for her husband, and our good friend, John on Sunday. They had travelled down from their home near Rockhampton in Queensland to the Blue Mountains. A lot of John’s friends made it … Continue reading

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Photographing Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy – 17 January 2015

The comet, C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy, which is relatively bright and easy to see late at night, is slightly past is peak brightness (January 11) but this evening provided both a sky with little light pollution (at Blackheath) and no moon. … Continue reading

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Visit to a New Canyon – 17 January 2015

Tom Brennan, together with Caoimhin, had recently descended what appears to be a new canyon in the Blue Mountains. On his website, he does not say where it is, but there are a few clues in the photos. It looked … Continue reading

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Cooks River Bird Photos – 15 January 2015

I took a set of photos along the Cooks River on 15th January. I started at the Tempe Wetlands and then rode my bike along the cycleway to the wetlands at Cup and Saucer Creek. I finished off along the … Continue reading

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