Author: Neil Fahey

The Island – Werribee Gorge State Park – Victoria (Bare Bones Bushwalking)

The most common feedback I get from readers of The Bushwalking Blog is that they “just want more hikes to do”. I get it – hiking is my passion too. I do more hikes than I’d ever have the time to write about, so that’s why I’ve decided Bare Bones Bushwalking is now a thing. Not every hike has a story I can attach to it and some I just don’t get around to writing up, so in an effort to share ALL of (or at least more of) the hikes with you I’m doing this. A more simplified...

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Big Rock Walk & Flinders Peak – You Yangs Regional Park – Victoria (Bare Bones Bushwalking)

You Yangs Regional Park is best known for its mountain bike trails, but the park also features a network of tracks for hikers. They’re mostly pretty easy going and between them, they give an excellent overview of this incredible boulder-strewn landscape. The Big Rock Walk departs from the car park near the Visitor Centre and leads you through various types of vegetation to Big Rock, which is quite literally a really really big rock. The view across the western plains from on top of the rock is well worth the short walk. I could’ve sat there for hours. The...

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Unclipped Adventure webcomic: The Ministry of Adventure and its wise potatoes

One of the best and worst things about any adventure is the unpredictability. But have you ever thought someone might actually be up there, in complete control of how things pan out? Tegan Phillips, an adventurer and cartoonist from Cape Town (South Africa), puts forward one theory in an episode of her Unclipped Adventure webcomic series, titled Introduction to the Ministry of Adventure. Scroll down to have a read. More on Tegan and my best picks from her comic series below. (Via Unclipped Adventure) Tegan has a few notable adventures under her belt. In 2015 she set off on...

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William Ricketts Sanctuary: Dandenong Ranges National Park (Victoria) – where art and nature collide

We’ve got a little artist in our family. A budding conservationist and activist, too. William Ricketts would have been so proud. Almost as proud as me, I’d guess. William Ricketts was an Australian sculptor and potter, and the perfect role model for our Fairy Princess. His philosophy that “we are all brothers to the birds and trees” seems to fit her own mantra a little too perfectly, especially considering she’s only seven. That’s not to mention that his sculpture style appeals to her in the deepest of ways. The Fairy Princess isn’t my biological daughter but even people who...

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Got a cat who’s not a total jerk? Train it to be an adventure cat

Don’t tell our cat, Floyd, but I wish he could be more like this cat. This is the cat dreams were made of. Happy #Caturday everyone! If you need something to smile about, PawCulture.com did an awesome little video compilation on #VladimirKitten and the trip he is taking us on😻Check out the whole video and article by clicking the link in our bio! A post shared by Our Vie (@ourvieadventures) on Jan 21, 2017 at 1:36pm PST This is Vladimir Kitten. He’s an adventure cat. Apart from just being generally adorable, Vladimir travels around the USA in a van...

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