How to survive a Cat4 Cyclone – with kids

Some tips ….. Avoid watching sensationalist news channels – especially local.  If you can get out early do so, unfortunately flights are often cancelled way in advance of bad weather actually being present. Our example Cyclone Debbie – March 2017 had flights off Hamilton Island cancelled on a beautiful Saturday, winds really only became serious…

The Herd (observations of people)

Following on from the Hamilton Island posts….. So as the limited information tricked through and tourists desperately vied for position on the airport buses that travelled the 1.5km from the reef view hotel to the airport. We watched from our balcony as the masses of people expanded and waited and waited. All had been informed…

An account of the Mt Mee Marathon 2017

This one has been on the ‘to do’ list for a few years now. The 27th instalment of the event, now part of the glasshouse trail series and organised by The Run Inn 7 am start so left house at 5:30 for the scenic drive to dayboro and then up the Mt Mee tourist drive through…

An experiment with the Autoimmune protocol (AIP)

About 9 years ago I contracted Giardia, a gut parasite, from drinking water of questionable quality from a spot in the NT called Croc Hole (read ‘full of croc shit’). Being none the wiser about the importance of gut microflora back then I promptly (after being hospitalised in Mt Isa through consequent diahorrea induced dehydration)…

Hamilton Island Media conspiracy

A few things of note regarding syn- and post- Cyclone Debbie: No media attention during worst of event whilst we still had tv and Internet?.. Gusts at 263km/hr vs mainland <200, yet no post damage coverage. Briefly saw Seven news show fence down in Mackay…..err Hello, this island has been torn a new one! –…

An account of Cyclone Debbie (Cat 4) 

We arrived in Hamilton Island on Friday morning to fine weather and an expectation of departure on Monday afternoon. Stayed at the Reef View hotel on the 3rd floor with ocean view to the front from out balcony and hill views behind. Our daughters went to the kids club on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning…

#9 International Ghost Runner – March 2015

International Ghost Runner – March 2015 In early March 2015 i received a phone call, out of the blue, from good friend in the UK informing me of winning flights to the UK and tickets to England Vs France in the last game of the 6 nations at Twickenham through Marriott Hotels #Reunitemewith. Initially I…

#8 Date Day

Today is my wife’s birthday. We put the kids in daycare and did the following went for coffee Sat in garden and ate smoked salmon Whimsically took our double kayak for a spin Went out for seafood lunch and bubbles Visited organic farm It might not seem much but it was awesome.  I can’t remember…

#7 Space X

SpaceX is working with NASA to identify landing spots on Mars

#5 The 4 stages of drunk running

One of my most memorable races was the 2013 Brisbane half marathon. Not for the usual reasons, in fact the run itself is fairly unremarkable when you commonly run the paths and boardwalks that hug the banks of the slow, brown waters of the Brisbane River. It was memorable because I was drunk. It was…

#2 What to blog? (20/03/2017)

It strikes me as a little self-indulgent to think anyone would be interested in what i have to blog. In fact initially i’ll probably appear to be a bit of a “me monster”, perhaps it’s going to be journaling exercise for me… So anyway, here are some subjects that interest me (and maybe you) Running,…