Author: Tara

  • Noise

    Noise

    My brain is a noisy place. Lately, it’s been so loud in there I can’t hear one thought over another. It’s a frustrating state to be in and I’ve decided enough is enough. So, while all the world seems to be setting themselves 12 week fitness challenges and competition goals, I’ve set myself a meditation […]

  • Mereenie Loop Road

    Mereenie Loop Road

    The slow road to Kings Canyon

  • King’s Canyon Rim Walk, Watarrka National Park

    King’s Canyon Rim Walk, Watarrka National Park

    There is something about a canyon I find hard to resist. Life clings to little cracks and ledges often defying both physics and biology, and their landscapes hide details that are overwhelmed by the grandeur of everything else. Walking around them is the only way to fully appreciate the meagre along with the mighty. The […]

  • Red Centre Road Trip

    Red Centre Road Trip

    We’ve just returned from a two-week road trip to the middle of Australia, with Uluru both the main destination and the furthest point from home. As we only had this short amount of time off work, the driving was definitely a bit challenging with several long car days to help us get there and back. […]

  • Wedge-tailed eagle

    Wedge-tailed eagle

    Bird-watching on the Plenty Highway

  • Simplicity and Solitude

    Simplicity and Solitude

    Peace and quiet on the Plenty Highway

  • Once a jolly swagman

    Once a jolly swagman

    Rewards for a hard day’s drive

  • A bumpy road

    A bumpy road

    I do like adventures. Smooth roads and concrete paths are easier but way less appealing. Uneven trails, on the other hand, they’re harder but much more interesting. When it comes to holidays, I’m all for it. But in my knee rehab? Nope, I’ll pass, thanks.

  • A new normal

    A new normal

    I’m surprised at myself. I spent a really great Easter at Bluesfest in Byron Bay, listening to some amazing musicians, marvelling at their skills, and admiring their many beautiful guitars. Music makes me very happy, and if it’s live all the better. Through all of this auditory bliss, though, one small thought kept creeping in: […]

  • Something in the air

    Something in the air

    A cool breeze is blowing this morning, ridding us of the baked heat that normally sets in by 6am. It’s been coming on for about a week but this morning it’s definitive: Summer is over. In the North, seasons don’t pass through the cycle of Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring the same way as other places. […]