Adventure Mode!

April 16, 2014  •  2 Comments

How time flies.

It was just the beginning of the year when I was lamenting how long I had to go until I left for Tasmania, now, it’s only 2 days away!

I have been getting even more excited as the days roll closer, that feeling of holidays, to put everything down and go and be someone else for a few weeks, the creative me, the no limits me, the adventurous me!

There’s signs of movement, I have finally started all my preparations for getting away. Equipment, camera services and cleans. New boots, new toys and new things to try.

The amount of gear this time is truly astonishing. Gone is my small Lowepro backpack, replaced with a beautiful F-Stop bag, brimming with space and ergonomically suited to my back. Synthetic fabrics replaced where possible with Merino and duck down. Slow memory cards replaced with fast, professional grade cards. The improvements are subtle, but make a world of difference.

I’ve sat down and made my data transfers automated, taking the belief that “if it doesn’t exist in 3 places, it doesn’t exist” into practicality, and perhaps, paranoia, by insisting I carry 3 hard drives everywhere. Slowly but surely, I will be ready.

The closer I get the more excited I get. This is a natural reaction of course, if I wasn’t excited you’d have to check my head for a sign of concussion… Release me from this world of computers into the natural environment, let me see nature at her finest once again, and let me re acquaint myself with the thrills and chills of hiking Tasmania’s premier wilderness!

Soon I’ll be off! At the same time, the purpose of this blog will change.

We’re going into Adventure Mode!

Every year I’ve done a travel blog whenever I go away. I’ll do my best to make it daily, I’ll do my best to make it full of pictures and really interesting!

I’ll be tweeting, blogging and Facebook-ing my adventures. Most won’t be in real-time as there’s no reception where the fun stuff happens!

Please pass my website on to as many people as you like, the more the merrier that are along for this wild ride!

I depart Saturday for 12 glorious days! Try to keep up ;)


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Gav O(non-registered)
If I'm there in person is that following or stalking? :p should be a great trip!
Kane Gledhill(non-registered)
I'll be following Mel! Have a great tirp.
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