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James Mason
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Battling the elements at Cradle Mountain
After spending a night in Queenstown (it rained), I got up early and drove up to Cradle Mountain NP (it rained all the way) and enjoyed some mixed weather (to put it mildly) while walking. The weather ended up forcing a change of plans - I was originally go...
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Hiking the Mt Anne Track to Eliza Plateau
After warming up with a walk to the pinnacle at Hobart's Mt Wellington the day prior, I ventured a bit farther into the wilderness and tried the Eliza Plateau portion of the Mt Anne track from Condominium Creek (20km down the unsealed C607, itself 30km alon...
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The long way around
It really was the long (wrong) way but I finally arrived in New York on Thursday morning local time after leaving Sydney Wednesday morning (Sydney time). A one night stop-over in Ho Chi Minh City padded out the scheduled a bit (arrived Wednesday evening and...
The long way around
The long way around
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First travel mistake of 2018
Found
out the hard way last night that it is not a good idea to walk from
Ho Chi Minh City's airport to the airport hotel, no matter how short a
walk it seems on Google Maps! After several wrong turns and
following paths that disappeared, the way invo...
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2017 Travel Year in Review
A very busy travel year by my standards, involving some 56 flights (up from 27 the previous year). I visited the US for the first time, had a couple short trips to NZ and also headed to a number of Australian cities - some for the first time, some that I ju...
2017 Travel Year in Review
2017 Travel Year in Review
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Really nice to have flights out of WOL again
It's so nice to have commercial flights operating out of Illawarra Regional Airport (WOL) again in the form of JETGO's non-stop flights to Brisbane (BNE) and Essendon (MEB) . Heading to Brisbane or Melbourne from Shellharbour or Wollongong normally means 2 ...
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Getting into Electron
Looking for something new and interesting , I decided to take my first, tentative steps into the world of Electron . While I'm quite interested in the possibilities offered by Node.js, I've not actually done much with it, so jumping into Electron is that li...
Getting into Electron
Getting into Electron
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Canberra Railway Museum
Small but nicely kept collection, well worth having a look. An i nteres ting mix of passenger cars from different eras.
Canberra Railway Museum
Canberra Railway Museum
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Miscellaneous photos from Melbourne trip
Just a few extra photos that didn't fit into any of the larger galleries I published via iPhoto. Flinders St. Station by night A charming (but smokey) side-room in a Williams St. pub The Royal Exhibition Building viewed from Carlton Gardens Hotel view by da...
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The myth of healthy chocolate
I'm a fan of dark chocolate. Like a lot of people, I was eager to believe that eating it had health benefits. Unfortunately, much like a nut wrapped in chocolate this turned out to be a small truth wrapped in a larger lie. Or, a raisin in a bucket of codswa...
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