Category Archives: autobiography

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

On 8 June 2009, while in Fiji, I wrote I spend a lot of time watching local wildlife of one form or another; landcrabs,  geckos, birds, the odd mongoose; and for a while I kept a few hermit crabs named … Continue reading

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Blood

A few days ago, while cutting my hair, on a sudden whim I shaved my beard.  I do that sometimes.  Of course it meant that I had to start shaving regularly so I fished out my razor and some new … Continue reading

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Return

I have been out of touch for a while. At the beginning of June I returned to my post in Billiluna.  The donga was not yet ready, there was no stove or oven, or even a decent lock on the … Continue reading

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Tiny Shower Companions

Never budged as I showered. I am not sure yet of its species… And a Green Tree Frog too. Shower with a friend!

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Wildlife

Last week was a good wildlife observation week for me.  I spent a lot of hours travelling.  Firstly I took a trip to Brown’s Range, beyond Ringer Soak, to conduct an inspection at the rare earth mine that is starting there. … Continue reading

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Extreme Sport

This photo of the Fitzroy river in flood under the Willare Bridge, on the road between Fitzroy Crossing and Broome, was published on FaceBook a while back. It reminded me of when I drove that way, going to a meeting in … Continue reading

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Cleaned up.

  This is the least traumatic (for me) view inside my donga, taken as my colleagues and I cleaned it out today.  We did have some pleasant surprises. One of the antique clubs was retrieved, and I found my GPS and … Continue reading

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