From Beautiful to Terrifying.

Yesterday I spent the day on Maggie Island in the Coral Sea off the coast of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Over half of Maggie Island is National Park and it lies in the the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. As I was riding the ferry over I thought to myself this is going to be one of … Continue reading

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Cane Toad Capers and Moral Dilemas

Do our reactions in the moment reveal our true feelings and intentions? Or another way to think about it. When given time to think before we speak, or in the case of my recent experience scream out, will we portray a more refined, and rational version of ourself. My experience this weekend gives a glimpse … Continue reading

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A blowout, a milk shake, the outback.

The day started off slow. The Townsville Road Runners were hosting a race that started at the Uni. P and I met Cam for a morning run followed by tea and anzac biscuits. The race was about a 5k, and was a blowout. We took it slow and enjoyed the friendship, the tea and biscuits and … Continue reading

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Caffeine induced graph paper origami

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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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Abiotic and Biotic Australia

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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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Flora and fauna around JCU

Today I took a hike around James Cook University and up to the Douglas mountain bike reserve. The goal of my hike was to notice the world around me so I could share it with you. I saw beautiful red paper petaled Hibiscus with long pronounced stamen. I saw one of Australia’s largest butterflies the Cairns birdwing … Continue reading

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