South of the Border

oz_vicIt was a simple overnight train ride down to Melbourne from Sydney. But now it’s a matter of getting the food and supplies organized for the hike this weekend in the Wilsons Prom Wilderness as soon as Carl finishes work.

The past day or so in Sydney was adventurous in its own way. I managed to get up to Australian Geographic and visit the great crew of folks running the show up there, and the night before that (as mentioned in the previous post) I had an adventure getting to the Bush Firefighters meeting of the crew I was a member of while living out here. I met a young Canadian traveler and convinced her to join me on this crazy quest of getting to the remote fire station.

After the hike this weekend, I’ll be off to the far west: Perth. Of my year living in Australia, I never made it to Western Australia, which nearly covers a third of the continent! How could I miss it??

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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