Island Hopping

The trip to New Zealand was amazing. The cape at the far NW is Cape Regina which is where a small lighthouse keeps a vigilant watch over the merging of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

I have since moved on to Australia where an overnight in Sydney lead on to the AU Easter Camp which was held in the beautiful wilderness just north of the city on an island in the middle of the huge outlet for the Hawkesburry River.

Now I’m in the lovely company of my Australian family in my “hometown” of Newcastle, just 2 hours north of Sydney. It’s like San Diego to LA, both in distance and the feel of a small city so close to a major metropolitan hub.

But fear not fellow travelers, the adventure continues next week as I head back down to Sydney and continue on to Melbourne on the overnight train. There I will meet with Carl and Pete and we’re off to the Wilsons Prom Wilderness for a few days walkabout!

About the author

Adventure Correspondent Cameron L. Martindell is a freelance adventure travel and expedition writer, photographer and filmmaker who founded in 2000. He has contributed to Elevation Outdoors Magazine, The Gear Junkie, National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, Backpacker, Wired, Australian Geographic, and others. He has been to all seven continents and lived on five of them, including a four-month stint at the South Pole. Cameron has more than 10 years of mountain search and rescue experience, is an Eagle Scout, has been an Australian bush firefighter, competes in sailing regattas, plans national and international youth programs, guides Oregon rafting trips and Australian bush backpacking trips.

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