Monthly Archives: December 2016

Deep Pass – Camping and Canyoning – 19-20 December 2016

Martin had his brother and family visiting from Sweden, and had planned two days camping at Deep Pass Clearing in Wollemi National Park. His parents and wife Steffy joined him, and I tagged along with John, Chuin Nee and their two … Continue reading

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Orchids and Waterfalls – Wentworth Falls Walk – 18 December 2016

I spent a very pleasant day at Wentworth Falls wandering around the tracks below Wentworth Falls. My aim was to photograph more of the waterfalls. On this trip, I had hoped for higher water levels after recent rain (22 mm … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights Ride – Leichhardt – 17 December 2016

Except for the previous Christmas, when the weather was not so good, I had joined a group of friends for a bike ride around the inner west looking at some of better Christmas lights on display. This year, we continued … Continue reading

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Orchids at Wolli Creek – 17 December 2016

I had some spare time, so headed out to Wolli Creek for a short walk. On some previous visits I had seen some Hyacinth Orchids developing, and I expected this time for them to be out in flower. They were, … Continue reading

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Antlions

I have recently been investigating antlions. When I was a science teacher, I often used to get year 7 students to find and collect ant lions from the playground and then set them up in the lab and feed them … Continue reading

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Photographing the Moon – 8 December 2016

I was preparing to photograph the Moon again. Another Supermoon was  occurring later this month. I was after some better images, but using the same equipment – a hand held camera and telephoto lens. This time I wanted to take a … Continue reading

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Taronga Zoo – New Squirrel Monkey Walkthrough – 13 December 2016

Another day at the Zoo. This time, as a Zoo Friend, I had been invited to a preview of the new Squirrel Monkey Walkthrough. It was a very hot day in Sydney and the animals were feeling the heat. I … Continue reading

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Coxs River Walk – 10-11 December 2016

Each year, about this time, Sydney University Bushwalkers, have a trip to a nice campsite on the Coxs River. The campsite is a nice and shady spot on a grassy bank above the river. From it, it is a short … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon – 10 December 2016

I was with a group of friends (Su Li, Brent, Martin and Damon) and we were heading up for the Sydney University Bushwalkers Christmas Walk to the Coxs River. As we often do on these walks, we detoured on the … Continue reading

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Glenbrook Gorge Walk – 8 December 2016

A hot day was forecast, so I thought it may be nice to do a walk with plenty of swimming opportunities. So I headed to Glenbrook with the intention of walking through Glenbrook Gorge. I thought, that it would be … Continue reading

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