Australia - Bushwalks and Travelogues
I'm in Oxford for three years, so there may not be many updates to this page for a while.
BushwalksThere's a full log of my bushwalks, with some longer writeups. Highlights:
EquipmentSome brief notes on bushwalking equipment,with more specific pages on the Dunlop Volley (the bushwalker's shoe of choice) and bushwalking food.
Some bushwalking books.
Some notes on trips I'd like to do.
Legacy links to overseas travelogues:
News & Links (from my blog)
where did Eastern Australia's volcanoes come from? - Conversation
ten year old coal-fired power station written off as worthless - ABC
unsustainable new housing in Sydney - Bloomberg
"single-glazed, black-roofed properties crammed together with little natural greenery. Access to shops or services nearly always requires getting into the car"
Canberra: out of the smoke and into the hail - Guardian
hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent moving sand to maintain Adelaide's beaches - InDaily
Australia is not prepared for future bushfires: "the Federal Government is missing in action" - ABC
Other ResourcesSome external personal sites and old links.
For bushwalking discussion, try aus.bushwalking.
It's not quite how I'd have put it, but the Macquarie dictionary defines bushwalking as "the sport of making one's way on foot through the bush, often on tracks designed for this but sometimes for longer periods through virgin terrain." The Australian "bushwalking" is not far in meaning from "hiking", "trekking", "tramping", or "rambling", for those of you speaking other Englishes.
This was, to the best of my knowledge, the first bushwalking page on the Web, but is now just a personal site, not the comprehensive resource I originally envisaged.