November 17, 2011

Spotting a Platypus?

Many of us head out on a trip hoping to see wildlife. Here in Australia, our special treat is getting to see a platypus.
There is something very appealing about then. These little creatures just seem to go about their day without a care in the world. If they are not tucked away in their nest, you will see them searching for food or cruising around their territory hunting for something to eat.

Over at Our Hiking Blog there are some articles and great pictures of platypus that were taken on trips into lovely, pristine places. We thought you might enjoy a quick peek.

A couple of years ago we were training for the Overland Track with a group of friends and had a lovely visitor drop by our lunch spot.

Koji was staying at the Scout Hut near Crater Lake in Tasmania. On the way back to Ronny Creek carpark he saw a platypus in a little creek along the boardwalk. Great shots!

Cain grabbed a fantastic image of a platypus swimming in a stream with pieces of snow. Brrr. This is our favourite image yet.

Over at Cradlemountain.net there is a free guide and daywalk map that highlights some great spots to see a platypus. It is well worth a look. You do need to register but the information is fantastic.
If you have any platypus shots and would like them published on Our Hiking Blog, shoot us an email. We love to share them with our readers.

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Until next time,

Frank and Sue Wall

September 27, 2011

Ourhikingblog.com.au interesting articles

There is a multitude of fabulous boots out there, some designed for specific jobs, and others 'all rounders'.  It would take an age to go through all the pros and cons of the huge range available, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind when shopping for new boots.

Three things can help you choose boots that are the best possible fit to your foot.

Looking after your hiking or outdoor boots
You invested time getting to know your feet and finding fabulous new hiking boots that fit and are just what you need. The trick now is to keep your boots in tip top order with correct waterproofing, cleaning, drying, and storing.

March 15, 2011

Slatters Peak

Needle Rock in the foreground with Slatters Peak & Lake King William beyond. - Stuart Bowling, March 2011
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