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The Sydney Tower.

A visit to Sydney’s Sky Tower is the perfect way to see a 360 degree view of the city.  The morning weather was pretty shocking but as it passed we made our way back to the tower.  It’s not hard to get a good view from up there. I was quickly swept away and forgot […]

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Taking a train ride in Sydney.

There is something so accessable about being able to take a train almost everywhere in Sydney. Unlike the rail back home in Auckland that really only goes north and south down a main trunk the Sydney rail branches off.  They are double decker as well so carry twice or three times more people around than the […]

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The iconic Sydney Opera House.

One building that seems to follow you around the city is the Opera House.  Close up or from afar it’s a remarkable piece of architecture.  Nothing says ‘I’m in Sydney bitches’ like a photo the Opera House poorly framed by an out of focus fence post. For those who follow my photoblog I was here last […]

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Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

I love visiting this place. It’s so majestic, quiet and serene. It’s time to get my gear on for a bit of an abseiling adventure with local state rescue training elements. Life is bliss! Check out a better view of the three sisters here or perhaps a selfie I took with Kimbo last time I was here.

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Lucknow is a tiny town.

Just south of a town called Orange there is a town called Lucknow. It’s so small there isn’t really much to say about it. (sic)

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I’ve arrived at “The Dish”

Standing next to this thing makes you feel really small. “The Dish” as it’s called is a 64-m diameter parabolic radio telescope with a focal length of 27.4 m.

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Parkes, CSIRO Radio Telescope.

As soon as I was checked into my motel Kim and I headed down the road in search of “The Dish”. My excitement was building because this was my whole reason for coming to Australia. Seeing a goal I’d planned for be achieved and a dream come true is always an amazing feeling. CSIRO’s Parkes […]

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Parkes, the home of the dish!

I’ve always had a huge interest in Radio Astronomy so after seeing the movie “The Dish” I decided an aussie road trip would be in order. This small town in the middle of nowhere was home to a huge part of Australian history.  Most notably ‘The Dish’ was used as a relay station for pictures […]

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