Category: mountains

Week 38/2021: a bird’s life

Week of 20 September 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Be more mindful and observant, and start to develop my capacity to explore. So, how did that go? I suppose like any new habit, paying more attention will take time to ingrain itself. But I...

Week 25/2021: the wild places

Week 25/2021: Week of 21 June 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Shut down and go to bed earlier. Get more sleep. So, how did that go then? In my post about the book Spacemaker, I said that I’d decided to introduce a daily pause,...

21 for 2021: week 17 update

Week 17/2021: week of 26 April 2021 I  had a lovely day out with my sister and her friend at Mt Field National Park on Saturday, which was great because I could forget all about my to-do list and concentrate on  not rolling my injured ankle clambering over large...

21 for 2021: week 16

Week 16/2021: week of 19 April This week I started Chapter 4 of the Change Journal, which is called the Circle Trick. This is a technique by Sigur∂ur Ármannsson,  which Tim Jaudszims, the Change Journal author, says he has modified a bit. It asks you to list your tasks...

19 for 2019: week 10 update

Week of 4 March Well, things took an unexpected turn this week, with a no-coffee experiment being unexpectedly thrown into the mix. You can read about that in Saturday’s post. Everything else is going slowly, with my main focus this month on getting more sleep, avoiding alcohol (thing 13),...

19 for 2019: week 5 update

19 for 19 update: week of 28 January 2019 This week’s baby step in taking better care of me (thing 6) so that I can do the things I want to do this year is to focus on breathing. I have learned that diaphragmatic breathing helps to activate your...

Point to Pinnacle: D-day

322 days ago, on 31 December 2017,  I posted a photo of kunanyi from near the bottom of the university with the caption, “One day, Mountain, I will walk to your summit”. Today, I did it. I didn’t specifically have the Point to Pinnacle in mind when I posted...

Point to Pinnacle: Mount Nelson

My training for the Point to Pinnacle has basically been non-existent for the last three weeks. I have really struggled to get out of bed in the mornings and I’ve been lucky if I’ve managed more than one walk a week. This is Not Good when the event is...

Point to Pinnacle part 1

A backlog of posts about my Point to Pinnacle experience, being a not overly fit, desk-bound, not-getting-any-younger casual walker.  27 July 2018 I like to walk. I go for a 20-minute walk every morning and aim to walk at least 12,000 steps every day. Occasionally, I sign up for...

Southwest Tasmania Day 2 (part 2)

Read part 1 here. After lunch, we headed off in the opposite direction with the intention to see the Red Knoll Lookout. It starts with a 40km drive back the way we’d come yesterday to the turnoff to Scotts Peak Dam. About 2.5 km along the unsealed road was...