Brief overview about me:-
Chilling out on Chilli (Beach) on the Cape York Peninsula.
Welshman and Pharmacist by trade, backpacked Australia 2002, emigrated in 2005. Over two years locuming as a pharmacist in Exmouth, NW Australia, an interest was developed in reptiles, especially the stunning Thorny Devil lizard, which took two long years to find. Locating a Thorny Devil through a great deal of research and long hot hours in the bush gave a first addictive buzz finding wildlife.
After moving to the cooler climes of Perth, the interest in wildlife was maintained through mammals. Starting with the supposedly easy diurnal Numbat, that still took a while to find! Before progressing onto more difficult nocturnal mammals.
I have since travelled the four corners of the Australian Continent searching for wildlife. The island state of Tasmania will always hold a special place in my heart after a first interstate wildlife watching trip through the mystical rainforest of that state.
A visit to the Kimberley in 2018 was life changing. The landscape and indigenous culture in this remote and wild landscape made a huge impression. Bachsten Bush Camp 145km down the rough Munja Track was extreme adventure, but the numerous endemic species at this remote location made every rough kilometre worth it.
I cut my teeth bushwalking on the 135km Cape to Cape Track in Southwest WA over a week in 2015. From there I graduated to the 1000km Bibbulmun Track walked end to end over a 3 year period. Hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania during Winter in 2017 became an extreme situation when I developed a chest infection a long way from help. The Larapinta Trail in Spring 2021 will prove another challenge with a very different set of conditions.
Through this blog I share the joy of the Australian bush where I truly feel privileged each time I visit. I acknowledge the aboriginal people as the traditional owners of the land. Please feel free to contact me for any advice, I’m always delighted to help….happy hunting/walking. 😀