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Lakefield Station NT – cattle station life in the Territory!

We were very fortunate to be welcomed for a few days stop at Lakefield Station, a large cattle station in the Northern Territory (south of Katherine) owned by the Riggs Family. Garry and Michelle let us wander around the farm, … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness

  Tasmania’s penal past means there are plenty of old convict sites to explore. Called Van Diemen’s Land at the time, it was infamous as the place where they sent repeat-offenders or hardened convicts from the mainland. It was remote, … Continue reading

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I know it can happen anywhere, but our first day in Melbourne was unfortunately tainted by a rather disturbed man, who was both verbally and physically threatening to us and others, on the tram from St Kilda.  They police did … Continue reading

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At the Bottom of the World – almost! Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

    We are now almost at the bottom of the world, or at least as close as we will come without joining a polar expedition! And Patagonia is as remote and incredible as it sounds. We are here mainly … Continue reading

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WE did it – A Level Results Day!

A massive thank you to the Sociology team, Keeleigh Frost & Ian Taylor, for their tireless planning and countless essay marking, and to my amazing and dedicated A2 students for our best EVER results (100% A*-C)!! What a way to … Continue reading

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Gear? Let’s start with shoes.

“What are you going to take with you?” Shoes. As weight is an issue we think 2 pairs each: a pair of trekking shoes and a pair of thongs (for me, the Aussie) or flip-flops for the boys. Two hours … Continue reading

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