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Overland Track – Tasmania 1996 – Part I

Tasmanian Trip – 1996 While working at Media Monitors I met Peter who became a good friend. Peter had come Sydney via Canberra, following the trail of his charming and talented girlfriend, Colleen.  Everyone liked Peter and Colleen, they were one of those effortlessly charismatic couples who made every single person envy their relationship.  She…
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Winter Escape to the Tararuas – 2018

It had taken six months patiently waiting for a forecast spell of fine weather to align with my days off but finally the opportunity to escape into the Tararuas had arrived.  But instead of a balmy summer trip or even an autumnal escapade it would have to be in the depths of the winter equinox…
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Visiting Dunedin and Manapouri – 2000

Sometime in January Bill said he wouldn’t mind doing a track like the Dusky track.  I was kicking around for ideas for a 12 day trip and it immediately occurred to me that the Dusky would be perfect as its suggested length was 8-10 days.  With the time required to get to the track it…
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