Top Ten Destinations of 2015

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And so, 2015 hath come to a sudden if not abrupt end.  This year just flew by, did it not?  And in the time it did came another year of exciting adventures to many wonderful places; some near and some …

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My Day With Dangar Dave (Part III): Island Neighborhood

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After being invited into the red and green warren that was Dangar Dave’s home, it was time to see more of this bucolic slice of paradise in New South Wales.  David, his lovely wife Rowena, and their cat, Lucy, were …

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My Day with Dangar Dave (Part II): A Rabbitohs Warren in the River

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Our tinnie coasted up the Hawkesbury River towards the pier at Dangar Island.  The last time I saw this part of the Hawkesbury River was back in 2013 when I rode the ferry around the river.  Suffice it to say, …

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Bunny in Berowra (Part I): Chase through Kuring-gai Chase

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There’s nothing like being in the middle of nature.  It reaffirms your senses, reconnects you with what lies beneath your feet, and gives you a sense of comfort.  Once more, it also tests you.  Anyone can walk on two feet …

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My Day with Dangar Dave (Part I): Ahoy, Dangar Dave!

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If there are two things that I always make time for whenever I am in Sydney, one is the Hawkesbury River and the other are the South Sydney Rabbitohs.  Of course, the former exists up north between Manly and Newcastle …

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Walkabout in Wondabyne (Part III): Bunny in the Bush

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In front of me was Mullet Creek in all of its shimmering, azure glory.  Behind me, a thicket of trees, shrubs, rocks, flora, and fauna in the Australian wilderness.  Or to put it another way: the bush.  This land has …

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Walkabout in Wondabyne (Part II): A Dip in the River, sort of…

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Wondabyne.  It had taken me nearly 10 years to finally set foot on this tiny platform, but here I was!  Just before I disembarked the Sydney-bound train, I asked the train manager in the last carriage about the train coming …

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Walkabout in Wondabyne (Part I): Wrong Way in Woy Woy

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Back in 2005, the movie Oyster Farmer introduced me to the idyllic and beautiful Hawkesbury River region; a place that very few American tourists to the land down under had ever seen, let alone have ever heard about.  During the …

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The Hawkesbury River Part IV: Anklebiters on a Floating School Bus

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With my stomach full from lunch, and the day still sunny and warm, I headed down towards the edge of the Hawkesbury River Marina to do something I neglected to do the first time I was here in 2009: take …

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The Hawkesbury River Part III: Remember to Bring Your Swimsuit!

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And so, we return to the present: September of 2013 in the town of Brooklyn, NSW, Australia.  I was most fortunate to come back to this idyllic region, especially on such a sunny, warm day!  No really, it was one …

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