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…

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…

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…

To Hide or To Seek

I’ve come to a point with geocaching that I was told when I started would come, and I didn’t really appreciate the warning at the time – but having virtually cleaned out all there is close to home, it’s more difficult to just go out and “grab a cache” (or 2) as it suits, and…