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Wanderlust and the bucket list.

I never thought I’d be one that would or could be bitten by the travel bug, but it has and it’s left a big throbbing welt begging for my attention.  Recently I’ve found myself thumbing through the travel books again, and looking at the budget to figure out how much I need to save a week to make it happen.  I don’t fly well, its the ears, so I’m starting to think about doing a trip with lot’s of stopovers. Hmmmm, the budget may not stretch.

Anyhow, as I age. Yeah there’s a phrase I had to make myself type. Ageing. Ugh.  I have been thinking about the things I’d like to see and do before my organs are harvested. So after rummaging through some old journals I did come up with a list, little things I’d written in the margin.

  • Climb the Great Wall of China – which I did in 2012 (Hurrah!)
  • Get better at taking photos – just finished a diploma in photography. Yay me.
  • Publish a book – well I’ve written enough to put one together, what am I waiting for?!
  • Have my photos hang in a gallery – working on it.
  • See a Narwhal – can you believe such a creature is real?
  • Take my children travelling – which we do as much as we can locally – last year I took my girls to New Zealand, it was so worthwhile we loved every moment.
  • See a glacier – happy to say I have in 2014
  • See Monument Valley – maybe next trip?
  • Photograph a whale breaching into the air – so far all the ones I’ve seen have been tail wavers.
  • Master another language – still trying to crack Mandarin
  • Spend some time on a house boat.

How’s that for starters? Not too bad I reckon, seems pretty doable. However I think I will be left disappointed by the Narwhals.

For now the kids & I will keep paddling :)

 

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On the trail to Yankee Hat

We decided the kids (well actually it was more like that us parents) needed some exercise this weekend, and figured a six kilometre hike was the best way to do it, as you do. So we made the trek to the Yankee Hat Rock Shelter in the Namadgi National Park just south of Canberra.  Yankee Hat is one of the only currently known Aboriginal sites in the Australian Capital Territory(ACT), those that are known can be found in the Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. This trail takes you across the Gudgenby Valley to the base of Yankee Hat Mountain, where you will find a tiny mural of sorts under a rock shelf. The drawings could possibly be over 3000 years old. They are the first prehistoric drawings identified in the ACT.

It’s a very easy trail, a good one to start with if you don’t want to scare people off going for a hike. We got there early and there was a light dusting of snow, which just made the whole place look wonderful. The kangaroos didn’t look as impressed as we were, but I suppose we were not sitting in a frozen swamp. Now I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking…

The Mr & the future Dark Overlord head across Gudgenby Valley

 

It was frozen and snowy!

 

snow and stick fights!

 

The kangaroos were frozen, like the swamp.

 

The ancient aboriginal drawings that you will find at the base of Yankee Hat Mountain.

 

Snow clung to the trees until midday.

 

 

Images all copyright to: C Jubb 2015

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Getting wet…

Ok so the GoPro was worth it. Although I will say to get a decent shot from it, you need a bright sunny day. This photo was taken underneath Lake Conjola on the NSW South Coast, brimming with life I’d otherwise not seen before.

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by | April 9, 2015 · 7:06 am

Murk

Sunset from underneath Lake Conjola.

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by | January 20, 2015 · 12:34 am

Vroom Vroom

We’ve been doing a bit of camping lately, yes I know with six kids, clearly we are insane. But they love it (don’t ask me what I think), and we found a 4WD with eight seats!

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by | December 17, 2014 · 12:45 pm