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Glenn Burns on Carnarvon Great Walk
Photo taken on the Consuelo Tableland, Central Queensland. The weather had been cold and misty for several days hence my favourite beanie and old woollen coat got an unaccustomed outing.

The journals that follow come from my experiences of five decades of bushwalking with friends and family.  They are accounts of bushwalks and kayak trips that range from  long distance treks… occasionally arduous, through to easy day walks or maybe even just an a hour or two poking around in my sea kayak. For those of you addicted to those interminable  blow by blow navigational track notes, track logs and lists of waypoints, look elsewhere. That said, I have been using a GPS and mapping software since the early 1990s. My throughwalking kit contains either a Magellan GPS using Tracks and Topo software or my Android phone using geo-referenced map files. Both used occasionally to clarify a tricky navigational issue.  If you share a geographer’s  enthusiasm for maps and journeys across landscapes, read on. I hope you find them informative and perhaps entertaining. And as that great 16th century Dutch explorer, Abel Janszoon Tasman noted:  ” He who might wish to know his country must first walk over it.”

 

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