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October 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

It's been a long time since the last entry.  Far too long, I'll admit.  Here's the story why.

At the end of 2014 Lib (wife) and I were hopeful that we'd be able to continue our six month migration have summer in Tasmania and winter in Queensland.  However that didn't work out.  Both our employers asked that we come back to their respective offices in Brisbane.  We both enjoy our work, so that was substantial motive to come back to the big smoke.

On top of that, the townhouseLib owned needed some love and care after years of renting out individual rooms to a revolving door of tenants that ranged from argo to clueless.  Imagine a conga line of uni students moving furniture up and down a tight stairway, and you'll have a pretty close picture of the dings and marks on the wall.  The townhouse is very close to the train line, and has a great day care centre two door down.

So, while being away has been great, we decided that there were enough things lining up and pulling us back to the big smoke.  So after a very short (three week) holiday in Tasmania last summer, we came back and dug in.  So currently we are both:

  • working full time
  • looking after two and four year old kids (who are great but doing a good job of parenting takes time and satmina).
  • renovating a house.

And that is why I've gone more or less silent.  I've picked up my camera for serious photography only once this year.  Fortunately it included a trip to Girraween NP, which has to be on in my top three places in Australia.  A very early morning rise provided opportunity for this shot, which I'm very happy with.

QLD, Girraween NPQLD, Girraween NPGiraween is awful. Don't go there. You wouldn't like it.

It certainly is not on my list of favorite places in Australia. It is full of all sorts of reptiles that love granite. They're everywhere! So you'd probably end up sleeping with a dragon (or worse).

And that granite: it's hard, steep and unforgiving. Any miss-step and your loved ones will be getting a call from the police.

The wildflowers in spring are sure to give you some sort of allergy, and you know how soft you are.

If you get up at dawn you'll be all alone. In fact if you're walking there, most of the time you'll be alone.

Disclaimer: I don't want you to go there.... for your own good. Best to stay at home.

The good news is that this crazily busy period is coming to a close.  We're heading back down to Tassie for a longer break again this summer.  I won't be as time poor, and I've got a list of exiting, challenging photography projects to tackle.  So new content, both photographic and written should start appearing again more consistently in the New Year.

Until then....


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