Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cooks River Birds – 16 August 2015

I spent another pleasant afternoon along the Cooks River photographing the birds. I started at Cup and Saucer Creek Wetland, but there was not too much happening there, so I rode my bike to the boat harbour, and there photographed … Continue reading

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Cooks River Birdlife – 12 August 2015

I joined Digi Dave with our bikes and cameras and spent an enjoyable afternoon along the Cooks River photographing the birds (and enjoying a bit of cycling). We started at the Cup and Saucer Creek Wetlands and after photographing there, … Continue reading

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Brownes Path – Grose Valley Pass – 11 August 2015

This was a pleasant day in the bush with Bob yesterday wandering around some seldom used passes at the end of the ridge that branches out from Hat Hill at Blackheath. This ridge, called the bald head Ridge, terminates at … Continue reading

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RIP Garry Pienaar

A friend, Garry Pienaar, recently lost his battle with cancer. Over the years we shared some great times climbing and mountain biking. Many memories and adventures! David Forbes has put together a moving visual tribute –   Garry P Funeral … Continue reading

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Goochs Crater – Protected or Not?

It is interesting, and disturbing, that in the discussions that have come up regarding the recent pollution spill from the Clarence Colliery into the Wollangambe River, there have been questions asked about whether one of the  iconic features of that area … Continue reading

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Taronga Zoo Visit – 6 August 2015

I spent a very pleasant day at the zoo, wandering around with my camera. It really is a very pleasant place to spend some time and the animals are very interesting to watch. It was a cold day, and I … Continue reading

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Wolli Creek – Nature Walk – 5 August 2015

This was intended to be a fungi walk – but there was not much fungi out, and what I found was old and dried out. Looks like the fungi season has ended at Wolli Creek. But the wildflower season has … Continue reading

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Tunnels and Fungi at Coachwood Glen 1-2 August 2015

After our inspection of the pollution of Wollangambe River, I joined some of the party for a walk along part of a historic narrow gauge railway near Clarence.  This started off through a tunnel, which was quite interesting. It was … Continue reading

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Comet Photography – 26 July 2015

Here is my attempt to photograph Comet C/2014 Q1 PanSTARRS. Conditions were far from ideal. My photo was taken from suburban Sydney. I was on my way home from a fungi photography trip – so didn’t have any special gear – … Continue reading

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Wollangambe River – Pollution Inspection – 1 August 2015

It was very distressing to see first hand the terrible pollution in the Wollangambe River. I was in a group of 17 people that walked down to two points in the river from Newnes Junction last Saturday. The map below … Continue reading

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