Madder Madden Falls

Madder Madden Falls
Waterfalls are meant to be relaxing, tranquil, a place of rest they say – clearly someone forgot the whole fact that waterfalls are fing noisy, you can’t hear the birds, you can’t hear yourself think, you can’t hear the shutter of your camera :) next time i’m bringing some ear buds and some sweet tunes, Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy remix anyone :)

Mont Dragon Fly Tent – review (kind of)

I have been looking for a new tent for yonks, each year I have said, I better get something that is better suited for alpine conditions. Ever since doing my first snow camp trip with my old MSR Hubba Hubba I have wondered about how well a proper 4 season tent would go and whether it was worth upgrading – noting that really the key difference between a 3 season and 4 season tent seems to be use of a full nylon inner in place of a mesh inner. That air gap between the fly and the inner is what keeps that warmth in. It (4 season) might also help reduce the need for my mega snow walls :) although they are a joy to build :)
I’m by no means a tent guru and my experience is pretty well limited to a couple of lightweight hiking tents and on the opposite end of the spectrum the taj mahal 3 room car camping tent for the minions..that said, that ain’t gonna stop me having an opinion :)

We speak for the trees.

We speak for the trees.
Interesting week for tassie and the forests down there with the Bob Brown Foundation which is trying to end native forest logging – I don’t really understand all the legal arguments to be honest, but its nice to see a voice for the trees and one that has some grunt.
Here’s todays fun fact – did you know that the Dr Seuss book ‘Lorax’ was banned in a school in California because it unfairly portrayed the logging industry 😉 and .. get this.. a rebuttal story was made from a hardwood company..
“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money”
here’s a picture of an enlightened tree, in a area of NSW where most the trees seem to be nothing but skeletons of their former selves.

We speak for the trees – (C) 2020 Gerard Blacklock, all rights reserved

Snow Trees.

Snow Trees.
One of the most enjoyable things about taking photos in the snow is the search for the perfect tree, the tree that stands out and is isolated from its surrounds.
Looking back at my GPS track for the morning and it looks like a crazied lost drunk dudes path! – quite often i spot a tree in distance, barely visible in the fog which looks awesome so i spend 10 minutes trudging thru the snow to get to it only find out its actually not as good as it looked, but then i spot another and so the process continues
This little gum was one of the better ones and coupled with some nice cloud it made for a nice scene.

Snow Trees.

Phallic Rock

Remember, whilst one person may see the side that is a square jawed hero, others may see something completely different, like a dick.
Same rock, two different angles (90 degrees to be exact, but whos counting)