Tag Archives: ocean

Daily life in Woolgoolga

I am writing this as a blog challenge from an Opinionated Man on daily life around the world. I live outside a small coastal town just down the road from Coffs Harbour on the north coast of NSW, Australia. It is … Continue reading

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Pemuteran and what happened next

We are in Bali at the moment, and have returned to Ubud from the north coast. We have just spent five days in Pemuteran and in a sense they marked both the high and low points of this whole trip. … Continue reading

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Camping with kids

Over the new years break, we went camping at Stradbroke Island for a few days with several other families. We have never been camping with the kids before. They have never even slept in a tent in the back yard … Continue reading

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Bark canoes

Last week was largely spent in an aside, looking at traditional boats of the Pacific. The whole thing was fueled by the sudden appearance of a fleet of ocean going canoes. Outside of our field trip, we also spent quite … Continue reading

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The vaka

Our usual routine was thrown into disorder this week when I stumbled onto the news that a fleet of Pacific Island ocean going canoes were due to arrive at the harbour. The Pacific Islands largely sit on the sidelines of … Continue reading

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Arrawarra fish traps

Stone age cultures seem to get a raw deal from historians. This is probably because they leave no written records, and relatively few archaeological remains. Also, they lived a lifestyle with almost no cultural commonality to people alive today, which makes … Continue reading

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Muttonbird Island

I wonder sometimes about the taste perceptions of 19th century sailors. Maybe it had something to do with a diet high in salted meat rather than poultry. I can picture a group of ancient mariners sitting in a foreign port … Continue reading

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Teddy bears picnic

I had never considered that a teddy bears picnic would be something I would be involved in with the boys. The other day, however, it surfaced that the two teddies, Hottie and Licorice Bone, were having a birthday. It was unclear … Continue reading

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The caravel, ‘Notorious’

There is no doubt that I would make a truly awful sailor. I don’t handle heights very well, I can’t swim, I don’t like being in water, and I become seasick on anything but the stillest of seas. The pragmatist … Continue reading

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The rockpool

I have lived almost my whole life either on, or a short drive from, the coast. I can’t quite see the beach from my house, but I can certainly hear it. The air is always heavy with salt, and anything … Continue reading

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