Outing #9

Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 11

(Monday 15-September-2014) @10:09am Nothing needs to be done today really, but get water. Since there’s been blue sky for days – and fuckall rain – I opted to use the remaining water in the pond to wash myself. Not too keen on drinking water I’ve washed my nasty bits in, I’m off for some of […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 10

(Sunday 14-September-2014) @10:57am Alrighty, we’re all done with morning matters, and are about to head out, deeeeeeper into the valley, than ever before. Got my satellite beacon, phone, GPSr and in my backpack, two bottles: one half full of tepid, room-temperature “iced” coffee, the other half full of that orange flavoured powder stuff. Nothing but […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 9

(Saturday 13-September-2014) @11:22am These blow-flies are driving me fucking insane today. Even when they’re not trying to walk on you, the sound of them huzzing in-and-out-and-in-and-out is just relentless. Next outing, I’ll bring some fly-paper and burn the fuckers with my lighter when the get stuck. I hate flies. Just absolutely *hate* them. @12:05pm Fly-induced […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 8

(Friday 12-September-2014) @11:14am So I’ve been waiting to find out whether the weather will provide my water, or I have to walk for it. I’ve had my morning munch of Geebungs, done the now routine morning stuff and readjusted my tarp from “battened-down” to “open” for water collection, but in spite of the clouds covering […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 7

(Thursday 11-September-2014) @8:35am I was woken again this morning by the same violently forceful wind. That was right on sunrise. I had a smoke then laid back down, pulled my sleeping-bag over my head and drifted back off – hoping for a decent sleep-in. Around eight o’clock, the same wind killed my sleep again so […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 6

(Wednesday 10-September-2014) @8:32am The wind last night was just horrendously loud and strong. 50km/hour SW – according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Several times I awoke to the deafening roar caused by all the trees in this entire section of forest violently bashing, scraping and rubbing against each other. I must say that each time […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 5

(Tuesday 9-September-2014) @10:06am Still haven’t quite finished Day 4’s entry. Just bear with me now. Okay. Normally, I upload the days diary a day late for several reasons: Firstly, the day isn’t really over until I’ve gone to sleep that night, and since nocturnal animals or other things can happen once I’m lying in bed, […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 4

(Monday 8-September-2014) @9:08am Gosh the bees are on the go this morning. It was all blue sky an hour ago, with clouds moving-in during that time, but the forecast says it’ll be a rain-free day, so I’ll go for a wander. Maybe see how many ripe Geebungs I can stuff in before the day ends. […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 3

(Sunday 7-September-2014) @8:56am Rain, rainy rain, rain… The novelty of being dry in this admittedly awesome tent is beginning to wear a little – thin. The tent, I love; Being rained-into it most of the time, not so much. But, would I be walking around in the rain getting soaked-through if I were in town? […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 2

(Saturday 6-September-2014) @8:06pm Chilly, overcast morning we have today. Prior to this outing I checked the forecast several times too, and according to my weather app – AccuWeather – it’s meant to be sunny with only the odd rainy day here or there. Then, yesterday morning I opened our government run meteorology/weather site (bom.gov.au) and […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Day 1

(5-September-2014) @2:00pm All the trudging with a fortnight worth of food on my back is behind me, and I’m at my campsite – just resting now while my sweat-soaked clothes dry a bit. Started raining cats and dogs about twenty minutes ago: roughly five minutes after I’d arrived, re-adjusted the fly/tarp, got my stuff and […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #9 – Pre

Just for something different, there’s a photo of some dogs I stopped to pat today on my way to buy food for the trip. ;O) (Thursday 4-September-2014) … Just unbelievable, that I used to actually *like* breaking-up all the food into little snap-lock bags, dividing everything and neatly organising everything before leaving on an Outing. […]

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