The Reef, Australia

The Reef, Australia

 As we dropped beneath the surface of the water I cleared my diving mask and looked over at my daughter. I gave her an ok sign and began to move deeper. We stopped our decent above a large school of barracuda that moved in unison, reflecting flashes of silver. We paused and watched as they [...]

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Uluru, Australia

Uluru, Australia

I had scrambled up the red monolith as sunset approached. I moved as fast as I could over the rust colored rock but had no idea how far I had to go. The high point was nearly a mile from the crest and the uneven up and down took longer than expected. I reached the [...]

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Bartle Frere (Queensland), Australia

Bartle Frere (Queensland), Australia

The hike began in an empty parking lot. I was alone and saw no one as I hiked. The trail was hacked out of humid, decaying vegetation that rose into the canopy – mucky in spots and root bound, making me claustrophobic.  The top was shrouded in clouds as I stopped, looked around then quickly [...]

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