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Coffeeneuring 2019 no. 4 — Kennet river koffee

Coffeeneuring 2019 no. 4 — Kennet river koffee

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

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A long weekend down at Lorne, an afternoon out along the Great Ocean Road. I’m over half way through the coffeeneuring challenge for 2019. Road riding options from Lorne are somewhat limited; its either along the coast one way, towards Wye River, along the coast the other way to Aireys Inlet, or inland to Deans Marsh. Today it was fifty kilometres or so, south-west along the Great Ocean Road through Wye River and on to Kennet River, stop for a coffee at the Kafe Koala, then retrace my route back to Lorne.
Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 3 — Mountain ash, tree ferns, bad coffee

Coffeeneuring 2018 no. 3 — Mountain ash, tree ferns, bad coffee

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018

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My third ride of the eighth coffeeneuring challenge; far better weather than a week ago, but much worse coffee. A six thirty start, first time back on the AWOL after it spent the week at the LBS having the bottom bracket replaced. Last Saturday’s gritty rain ride was the last straw, although it had seemed OK on Sunday when we went out exploring, on Monday morning it was dead – the occasional noise under load was now a constant grinding.
Two days of Black cockatoos

Two days of Black cockatoos

Friday, Aug 10, 2018

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They’re two of my favourite birds; the Yellow-tailed black cockatoo – with their lazy slow wing-beats and creaking call, and the shy Gang-gang cockatoo, creaking and croaking from the trees, often accompanied by a near constant crack-crack-crack as they crack open gumnuts. Neither seem very common in Melbourne, I sometimes see black cockies in the trees along the creek during the winter, but can’t remember seeing any gang-gangs, both are more a bird of the forests.
Last bike ride of 2017 — Jamieson, Curtis & Sharps tracks

Last bike ride of 2017 — Jamieson, Curtis & Sharps tracks

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017

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The New Year break found us staying at Lorne again, and me trying to get out every day to keep up with my other challenge – ride all 365 days of the year. I managed to make it to 363, two days in September were written off as I lay in bed shaking with the flu. For the past five or ten years I’ve made a conscious effort to have some form of interesting “last ride of the year”, rather than to just realise early in the next year that something boring was the last one.
MBTC tandem weekend — day 2 — Healesville

MBTC tandem weekend — day 2 — Healesville

Sunday, Dec 12, 2010

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Today we had announced that we were going to go to the zoo, Cam immediately seized on this and for reasons known only to the two and a half year old brain announced that we were going to the zoo to see horses and bees. No amount of questioning or suggestion could shake this confidant prediction. It was with a sense of relief that as we were walking up the road to Healesville Sanctuary that a couple walked past the other way leading their ponies, confirming in Cam’s mind that indeed we were going to see horses!
So much bird-life

So much bird-life

Sunday, Aug 19, 2007

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A weekend away from Melbourne down along the coast, there’s just so much bird-life compared with in the city. I still saw the airborne rats that are the Sparrows, Starlings and Indian Mynas, but off the top of my head I can remember: Magpie, Pied Currawong, Kookaburra, Crimson Rosella, King Parrot, Sulphur-crested cockatoo, Mudlark, Wood duck, Black duck, Dusky Moorhen, Pied cormorant, Little black cormorant, Black Cormorant, Silver gull, Mystery grey seabird, Pacific gull, Australian White Ibis, Superb Fairy-wren, New Holland Honeyeater, Brown thornbill, Black-shouldered Kite, Black Falcon, Nankeen Kestrel, Great Egret.
A Quick walk in the forest

A Quick walk in the forest

Saturday, Dec 30, 2006

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I decided to get away from people for a while and go for a walk up along the Erskine river, the town and the beach are packed cheek-to-cheek with New Year’s revellers or people here for the Falls Festival. Ten minutes along the banks in the cool and I couldn’t remember whether the sign had said 3 hours return or 3 hours one way … I guessed I could walk up to the falls and then catch the shuttle bus back (I’d seen the bus in town advertising free shuttle between the Erskine Falls car-park and the Tourist Information centre).
Birds in the garden

Birds in the garden

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005

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“Hey, what’s that?” was the cry at breakfast. A pair of Black-faced cuckoo-shrikes were flying about the garden, from the washing line to the gum tree to the apricot and back. OK, it must be about time that I wrote down all the birds we’ve seen in — or above — our garden. The following table is from the Monash city council, I’ve added in a column for our house!
The Birds, the birds!

The Birds, the birds!

Saturday, Oct 30, 2004

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Lorne is overflowing with bird-life, hopefully the increase in development and cat numbers won’t change this too much. Even in the last few years the Pied currawongs seem to hang around all year round, bigger and more boisterous, they don’t seem to have had too much effect on the smaller bids — yet. Then down at the river, the ducks are in a perpetual state of feeding frenzy, stuffed to immobility on bread from the tourists.
Deadly Treadly Tour, day 2: Mirboo North to Tarwin Lower

Deadly Treadly Tour, day 2: Mirboo North to Tarwin Lower

Saturday, Apr 10, 2004

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stats. Today ??km Trip km A magnificent day’s riding, mostly along peaceful country roads through the Gippsland hills. At one point we watched as a flock of twenty to thirty black cockatoos flew overhead, creaking mournfully as they called to each other, flying with their characteristic slow, floppy wing beat. There was a long hard climb after the morning-tea stop at Meeniyan, then magnificent views down towards Wilsons Prom as we headed south to rejoin the Foster to Inverloch road.
Gang-gangs in the trees

Gang-gangs in the trees

Saturday, Mar 6, 2004

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CRACK! CRACK! CRACK!. Walking along the path we looked up to see a pair of Gang-gang cockatoos almost within arm’s reach, busy cracking open the hawthorn berries and showering us with bits of tree. The male was too high to photograph — a shame, they are magnificently coloured — but I could reach the camera up to get a clear line-of-sight to the female. Three hours later when we walked past again they were still there; still gorging themselves on the berries.
Cycle Commute: Richmond to Clayton

Cycle Commute: Richmond to Clayton

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003

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Richmond to Monash University, and home again. Here are some of the hi-lights and low-lights of my daily ride to and from work. Despite a personal dislike for “cycle paths” and most other cycle-specific infrastructure, most of my commute does use one of Melbourne’s bike paths… except that they aren’t really bike paths. Every off-road bicycle path in Melbourne is really a shared-use pedestrian footway, where pedestrians have absolute right of way over cyclists, and there is no legal enforcement of the keep left requirement, or any of the other rules and regulations, which appear to be little more than local council suggestions.

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…The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

…The Site

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.

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