Whilst in the UK back in June I did a silly ride with a 2 other cycling friends. We rode the London Wales London AUDAX route in one day, just over 400km, 4100m elevation and 17.5hrs moving time (04:00 till 01:30)
I’ve always like the idea of having a home climbing/bouldering wall and since we got this place i always said that an old bar nook would be a good place for one. I took the old bar out not long after we moved in when i built the new one and the nook has just been a junk storage place since.
After one of Michelle’s colleagues saw some of the telescope photos that i had taken he offered us his telescope he had had for a long time but not ended up using. This telescope is a refactor telescope with lenses rather than mirrors so is generally better at solar system planet viewing than deep space, the tracking makes it easier to take pictures though.
Continue reading “More Telescoping”
The final part of our postponed Gippsland road trip was to a small town called Loch. We were finally able to stay there last weekend just for one night but it was all that was really needed.Continue reading “Loch Trip”
To encourage people back into the city now that things are opening up after Covid lockdowns a lot of hotels are doing 2 for 1 deals, as the Melbourne Comedy Festival was also taking place we took advantage of one of these deals and did some touristy things too.Continue reading “City Staycation”
Following a 5 day lockdown in Victoria that meant we had to cancel the second half of our Lakes Entrance holiday we managed to move the dates to last week. I also had a pre-planned cycle ride from Noojee up Baw Baw climb so we combined both with Michelle picking me up from Noojee and then we continued down to the coastal town of Inverloch.Continue reading “Inverloch and Baw Baw”
So i think i may have jinxed this in my previous A bit of An Update post when mentioning things Conona wise were going well in Australia/Victoria….we’re now in a 5 day “circuit breaker” lockdown limited to going out of essentials and 2hrs of exercise within 5km of home. Unfortunately it meant we had to cut our holiday short, we were on a boat trip in the lakes around Lakes Entrance when we found out about the statewide lockdown.Continue reading “Lakes Entrance (I jinxed it)”
For Christmas Michelle got me a great unexpected gift of a telescope! It is a 76mm (3in) reflector (starter) telescope which came with a few basic Huygens lenses, I had a recommendation to get a new Plossl lens which is a much higher quality and made a huge improvement. I’ve also got a phone mount to mount my phone camera on each lens which gets some great shots. The important thing is to use the remote shutter to avoid the whole scope moving when pressing the shutter.Continue reading “Telescope and Michelle Boot Camp”
I had a few days off this week so like a completely normal person I decided to go for a long cycle ride! I have had the gravel ride up the back of Donna Buang on my hit-list for a while but hadn’t managed to fit in the time to do it so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. It was a lovely day and with the whole route being on trails and back roads there was no need to get up early so i got a bit of a lie in too.Continue reading “Dirty Donna Gravel Ride”
It has been a very long time since writing something up on here so thought I’d add this brief post so any friends and family that read this know all is going well. I’ll probably follow up with a post about a few other things too.