Get Outdoors… and Find Caches

The slow-down effect of having fewer and fewer caches close to home, combined with the general business of life, and a slight “cant be bothered” attitude, right at the start of the cooler weather setting in, meant I had found myself in somewhat of a geocaching drought…. not quite as long as my longest slump (39 days…

BugPacking

Quite some time back I happened upon an ad on Gumtree (a buy, swap and sell site) – a local man wanted to get rid of a large military style metal case, and at the $0 price tag, I was onto it like a shot – free ammo can? Yes please! – what I ended…

Plane and Train Spotting

As we entered the school holidays I converted my “mommyvan” into an Airport Shuttle, volunteering myself to shuttle friends to the International Airport on Saturday morning – of course, in the back of my mind was the ‘free’ trip home, so I checked with Jen it was alright to ‘take my time’ before I left…

Few and Far Between

The past few weeks I’ve been busy doing other things, but fortunately those other things lent itself to a few caches on the side…. Unfortunately as far as caches I have left to find on the Central Coast is concerned, it’s few and far between these days. If I had known (or listened more carefully…

Parading about Town

As we marched into March, in the metaphorical sense ‘life’ began to settle down into 2016, and in the literal sense, we headed off to Mardi Gras – our family’s big day of celebration each year. Mardi Gras brings 100’s of thousands of people into the streets of Sydney, in all manner of glitter and…

Time Travels

I like those moments in life when things just seem to fall into place when you least expect it.  This weekend, a friend mentioned they were going to Goulburn – my ears pricked up as this was the place I spent my formative years (age 9-16)… as it turns out, her kids had a dancing competition to attend, and…

Reduplication

Within Australian toponymy, it’s common to find place names where the name is repeated,  for example Woy Woy or Wagga Wagga. These place names are general derived from the local indigenous language of the area, and reduplication is understood to be used as an intensifier – so where ‘Woy’ is water, it is generally understood…