Monthly Archives: January 2012

I love the smell of brake blocks in the morning…..

Imagine standing up for a 75 km journey…… Welcome to the 5.36pm Express service from Southern Cross station in Melbourne to Bendigo. The carriage is full to overflowing ..at one end there are 2 people perched on the luggage rack, another … Continue reading

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Darwin 2011….a Tropical Stormchaser’s Mecca #2

Saturday…….Lunch made, we loaded into the car and headed out to one of our favorite lunch spots, Fogg Dam….don’t ignore the ‘crocodile lurking’ warning signs…..there was a youngster sunbaking under a tree right next to the road!! We sat at … Continue reading

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Darwin 2011- a tropical stormchaser’s mecca…..#1

Darwin is a Mecca for the serious Australian stormchaser who is looking to experience the tropics without leaving the home country. Most years there is a pilgrimage up from the south…a few have stayed and now head in the opposite … Continue reading

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Stormchasing in the USA – The Good, The Bad, and The Not-So-Pretty bits……

10th January 2012 Everywhere in the world has its good, its bad and its ugly, and this is a matter of perception (yours, his, hers and mine) – in fact you may disagree with me, or I may even change … Continue reading

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2011 Going to Extremes Tour – Day 1 – Getting to America

18 April 2011    Technology has a way of making things easier but also creating novel ways of increasing our stress levels at the same time. Take international, multiple flight air travel…Melbourne airport’s departure board seemed to be stuck halfway through … Continue reading

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Dateline Thursday….Flying for work….

21st July 2011……The little Embraer 170 with the ice still on the wings from the previous flight sashayed off down the runway at Melbourne just after 7am with a gut flattening take off reminiscent of trying to get out of … Continue reading

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Jet Planes and Paddlesteamers – The “Going to Extremes Tour 2011”

6th June 2011…… A semi dream state followed me for the first 10 days…it was a bit like I was following myself around, watching over my shoulder…semi reality passing me by in somewhat of a rush… Hit the road, hit … Continue reading

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