Thinking Ahead to Tassie

In the golden light of early morning, I ran and walked beside a river turned to amethyst and next to the lush green of the golf club, wherein plumed whistling ducks and little corellas called greeting...

Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, Townsville

A black kite winged over the river park as I ran and walked in early morning, its feathered strokes slow and powerful, its dark tail forked. In a shallow pool of rainwater nudging the path, a slender,...

Ross River Parkway and Growing Bananas

This morning, I ran and walked in greater comfort than two days ago, the humidity level lower, a welcome breeze stealing away perspiration. The Ross River curled big and lazy in early light, its banks...

Paluma Rainforest, North Queensland

By 9:15 a.m., Vilis and I were on our way to the highland village of Paluma and its rainforest 65 kilometres north of Townsville and 22 kilometres inland. Highway A1, the Bruce Highway, carried us nor...