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High adventure at low season in ‘The Snowies’

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

High adventure at low season in ‘The Snowies’

As the summer morning fog lifted like a veil off the endless valleys and peaks of the NSW Snowy Mountains, I was so impressed by the stunning views I almost forgot I was on horseback. It can be a little nerve-wracking when your transport has a mind of its own, but it’s the best way to appreciate the landscape – the ‘Man from Snowy River’ definitely had the right idea. And the fresh air and tranquillity soon calmed any jitters I had about riding for the first time in years. A friend and I were on a mini break after swapping our Sydney city...

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‘Head butting’ a dolphin can be crossed off my bucket list

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

‘Head butting’ a dolphin can be crossed off my bucket list

Swimming with dolphins has always been on my bucket list, and it wasn’t until my honeymoon in French Polynesia that I had the chance to finally come face to face with one of these beautiful creatures – literally. As I waded in the deep, aqua lagoon at the Moorea Dolphin Centre waiting for Hina, the 34-year-old female bottlenose dolphin, I tested out how I would watch her under water. My life vest was extra buoyant in the super salty South Pacific Ocean and I needed to tilt forward to get my head and snorkel mask under. Just as I was...

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