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Riding up Duck Creek Road to O’Reilly’s

You know you’re in for some climbing when the guide book to Duck Creek Rd  gives you “Climbing Technique” tips…… At just after 9am on a Monday morning we took off on our bikes to ride up Duck Creek Rd to O’Reilly’s.  We parked at the first gate we came to as it seemed to have more space to park all the cars and it was only a short ride from here to where the dirt began. What a beautiful day Jenny had picked for this ride.  Hardly a cloud in the sky and here we are out in the...

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Hiking the Western Arthurs

Day 1 Brisbane to Junction Creek     Walking time: – 3 hours.  Kate -Rushing around at the last minute finding a shoe lace for my gaiters was not on my plan first thing this morning so I only just made it to Pete’s house on time where the lovely Hannah dropped us to the airport. Met Aaron there and boarded the flight, no problems. Slick operation at Hobart Airport with Aaron’s uncle Grant meeting us with the cooking gas and shellite, while Pete went off to get the hire car. We collected the bags met Pete outside in our Nissan Micra, waved a goodbye to Grant...

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Maria Island

In September 2009 I had a couple of days to fill in before going hiking with friends in the Walls of Jerusalem.  So after hearing great things about Maria Island from another tourist while I puffed and panted to the highest point on Brampton Island a year prior I decided I should visit.  I couldn’t decide wheather to book a “great walks” tour or to go on my own, I was a little worried wheather I could do it, would I be scared, would I enjoy the solitude….would I be lonely at night…..  Timing and cost influenced my decision so in...

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