hill climb, sunset, latte

After work Pip picked up Paige (link to Paige’s blog) and I and we went into Townsville to climb castle hill. Hill is a bit deceiving because at nearly 300 meters it is less than a meter short of a mountain. It is a giant granite monolith, and is dab smack in the center of the city. … Continue reading

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Deadly encounters and natures beauty

Sometimes while I am here I am caught up in the new sights (wallabies), smells (eucalyptus), and sounds (cockatoos which by the way is a very unpleasant sound). Other times I feel like danger is lurking around every corner. Often when I tell someone I saw a snake on my hike today they will reply, … Continue reading

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Studying all manner of science

I now have a bike to use for my time in Townsville. I am borrowing it from an engineer in the cyclone testing facility. It has really expanded my horizons and opened up new possibilities to explore. Last night I biked into Townsville, and had dinner there. The place was packed and rugby was on … Continue reading

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Lab Day 2; Jet Lag?

I woke up at 4:00am again today. I was wide awake so I decided to read. I’m reading Ignorance How It Drives Science by Stuart Firestein. I like how the book frames science as creating questions that are yet to be answered, rather than the accumulation of knowledge. The chapter starts out,  “Is there anything … Continue reading

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