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Category Archives: Adventure

fear door escape valve

Do you have a fear of adventure? In my previous post, I raised a couple of perceived barriers we face in adding adventure to our lives: Time and money. We may wish we had more of both! However, there is another barrier. Our fears. Our fears are personal and they are not always rational. Most fear is misplaced or artificial. Except my fear of buzzing flying insects. That is real! Perhaps there are some fears we may not wish to confront. Overcoming Your Fear To overcome a fear, it is often said the best way is to confront the fear.…

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Tarn shelf adventure

Going outdoors for an adventure, no matter how small, is not always achievable for many people. We are the fortunate one’s. We can choose to. You like the idea of living adventurously but you seem to face an invisible barrier, a force field, stopping you from opening that door and taking a big step into the great outdoors.  Going back to my previous post, walking out the door to find adventure is not easy. It should be easy, but why isn’t it? I know of two barriers everybody faces in the 21st century: Time and money. We exist in an overly busy…

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Mt Wellington Escape Valve

I’m feeling shy right now. Like at my Grade 7 school social dance level shy. Okay, so I’ve kind of been on an enforced hiatus. My health, namely asthma, has been messing with me and as a result I have been quite restricted these past few months. No outdoorsy action = no blog content. The Great Outdoors I’ve finally got to a point where I am feeling confident enough in myself to take on outdoor activities. It feels fan-bloody-tastic! With renewed confidence I feel i can write again too. Double win. My health and my outdoor activities are still a…

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Russel Falls Escape Valve

Are you looking for waterfalls that are easy to access, that are not too far or too difficult to get to and picturesque enough to make it worth your while? Here are 8 of the best easy to access waterfall walks not too far from Hobart. My opinion is a waterfall must be worth the effort. As a novice photographer I have always thought that waterfalls are an appealing subject. There is often a short adventure to get to the location and they are inherently beautiful and refreshing to be near. Some Tasmanian waterfalls do take a organised effort,…

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Goodness, gracious, golly-gee, that escalated quickly! How are you going? I hope you, your friends and family are healthy and safe from COVID-19 implications as best as you can be given your location. I’ve been unproductive and absent from writing and exploring Tasmania for a few reasons, namely COVID-19 and the lockdown. I’ve kept busy with a new university course (getting my science on) and a few bouts of sickness, including a couple of uncomfortable COVID-19 tests (negative results) in which my nostrils got assaulted resulting in three weeks of nose bleeds. Fun it was not. Lawsuit is pending.…

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Bruny Island is a small island off the south east coast of the big Tassie island. Bruny has a bit of “Californication” about it. I’ll call it “Brunyfication”, that’ll do. It has its own state of mind. The troubles of the real world fade into obscurity while I am are there. Time to get my Bruny on. Seatbelt is on! Leggo! Getting Started Catching the 8.30 ferry meant waking up waaaay too early on a Saturday morning, but it’s a dirty job and someone’s gotta do it. My mate Charlie and I make the early morning drive down to the…

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Living adventurously

G’day Escapees, how YOU doin’? Can I call you “Escapees”? It’s a bit wanky, but can you dig it? Welcome to 2020 and summer time in Tasmania. It would be amiss not to mention the devasting bushfires burning in Australia at the moment. The scary thing is it’s only early January. The real height of summer is in front of us. The firefighters are out there bravely doing what they do. We can only thank them and thank them again.  2020 as we know it (that is what new the calendar says) has dawned upon us. Hopefully you’ve had…

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escape valve wineglass

I have selected these 6 Tassie summer day walks as they are generally not the glamour walks that you’ll find on most tourism websites or blog itineraries. Each of these are walks I plan to be doing over the next few months. I thought they’d be a good fit in your wheelhouse as well. The tracks are appealing to me for a variety of reasons. Cape Raoul for instance, is to complete the 3 Capes Track and to take in those monstrous coastal cliffs. The Wineglass Bay and Hazards Circuit in Freycinet NP is a great opportunity to make…

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Overland Cradle

Tasmania is the place to go for your adventure fix. The only question is, have you got game? Long known for its amazing bushwalking amongst astonishing wilderness, the island state has grown up in a hurry in the adventure stakes. Much of the adventure has been here for years, but it’s now getting the plaudits it has deserved. Quality options abound in adventure activities satisfying most interests. Recently listed as National Geographic’s number one destination for adventure, I thought it’d be an opportune time to check out what is on offer here in Tasmania. Bushwalking Look to the Tasmanian Parks…

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Natural beauty is not limited to the forests, rivers, lakes and mountains in Tasmania. If you look up to a clear night sky you may also see the Aurora Australis. The Aurora Australis is also referred to as the Southern Lights. I’ve not yet seen the Aurora Australis with my own eyes.   I have been a “theoretical aurora chaser” for years, however, I don’t like driving at night. This tends to be a big inhibitor to being able to view aurora. I have been lucky to have ventured to Norway, Finland and Iceland on Aurora Borealis chasing missions. To…

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