Archive for the ‘Darwin’ Tag

The Blueprint…

Plotting the Journey…

It’s getting close now,

the final jobs are slipping away,

the time has come for us to start proposing a direction…

 

My lemons are preserving...

My lemons are preserving…

Reflection

Reflection

 

 

 

Direction

Direction

 

Our first destination…

Cobourg Peninsula – Garig Gunak Barlu is a national park.

About 216 km northeast of Darwin by road.

Our sailing route 120nm..

It was established by joining the former Gurig National Park and the Cobourg Marine Park…

Vast and beautiful

Vast and beautiful

 

 

Deeply indented bays and coves cover some 4.500 km²..

Virtually uninhabited…

 

Darwin to Port Essington

Darwin to Port Essington

 

Port Essington is an inlet and historic site located with in the park.

One of 2 failed attempts of early British settlement..

The ruins still remain…

(We were first through here June 2007 – en-route to the Kimberly’s)

Wuwudri Walk

Wuwudri Walk

looking through the ruins..

looking through the ruins..

 

 

 

 

Blackpoint Wharf.

Blackpoint Wharf.

 

 

For this we will probably set sail with the bottom of the tide in the evening to catch the ingoing tide through the Vernon Islands.

 and will ensure and outward tide around Cape Don..

With a hopeful lunchtime arrival…

Nestled deep...

Nestled deep…

 

Well that’s the loose plan.

It’s also the home of Seven Spirit Bay..

mmm maybe one last gourmet treat before virtual wilderness…

We will be there till we are ready to go..

 

 

 

 

Clearing the Weight…

Interlinked

 

The ‘Inside’ world and the ‘Outside’ world are so interlinked.

A lot of that ‘weight’ needing clearing was on my computer..

I have been taking photo’s for 15 years…

 

 

Mesh
Splice…
Mesh

Mesh…

 

 

 

Interlaced...

Interlaced…clean’ drive.

 

Around 2 years ago I got a new computer,

and dumped the load on the ‘new’ ‘clean’ drive.

 

It showed up in my neck..

 

I have since deleted over 111GB…

 

 

ENTWINE......

ENTWINE……

 

I now feel ready for my next adventure.

 

The world has changed so much in the past 4 years..

 

So grateful for new technology…

 

 

peaceful...

peaceful…

Relieved...

Fresh..

 

 

 

Open...

Open…

 

 

Loving Lightroom 5.

 

So easy..

 

So grateful…

 

 

Transition….

House Cleaning…

 

Less then a week to moving back onboard Tiata.

It’s been a time of cleaning and clearing..

It’s been time consuming…

 

One thing I won’t give up is my time outside….

 

We’d hired a car for a couple of days.

 

We’d finished the chores..

 

So we were up with the sun and out the door…

 

So many road trains...

So many road trains…

Progress

Progress

 

 

 

Always looking..

Always looking..

 

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

is one of several parks in the lower Adelaide River catchment that provides havens for wildlife in Darwin’s developing rural fringe.

One of the few wetland systems accessible to visitors all year round.

 

Segue

Segue

Welcome...

Welcome…

 

 

 

Croc on Adelaide River..

Croc on Adelaide River..

 

A sweet respite.

 

That clears the mind..

 

That energises the soul…

 

Galahs squawking...

Galahs squawking…

Ducks on one of the many ponds...

Ducks on one of the many ponds…

 

 

 

Lots of Wallabies...

Lots of Wallabies…

 

Such Blessings.

so grateful..

to notice…

Vast...

Vast…

 

Every changing...

Every changing…

 

 

Other-worldly...

Other-worldly…

 

And tonight’s sunset…….

 

Passage of time..

Passage of time..

 

Follow your dreams,

 

they take you to the most amazing places….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mish-mash…

I don’t work well in mess,

and yet my life at this time is messy.

We are moving out of our rental apartment after 4 years and moving back on board our 37ft Catamaran Tiata.

 

There is  stuff EveRywHeRe…

 

I am determined not to take any excess, some things take a bit longer to let go of….

 

a jumble

a jumble

hodgepodge

hodgepodge

 

 

mayhem

mayhem

 

It’s CrAzY….

 

my world is changing...

my world is changing…

Yet in amongst mayhem we take the time to walk.

 

To connect with the world outside..

 

To forget the lists and enjoy the simple soothing joyful pleasure of walking…

 

Breathing space.

Breathing space.

Freedom

Freedom

 

 

 

 

 

'carte blanche'

‘carte blanche’

 

 

dancing free

 

OuTsIdE…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s official……

I am now the proud owner of…

lynsoutside.com

And to celebrate,

 

I went outside….

 

20130806-112325.jpg

 

This is where my heart sings…..

 

20130806-112428.jpg

 

This is where my soul plays…

 

20130806-112551.jpg

It’s official……..

 

The best of both worlds, both land and sea”

From the Sky to the Sea……

From the sky to the Sea.

 

From the know to the unknown.

 

From where I am to where I am going.

 

From freaking out to trusting……..

 

Auggggggh…….

 

It’s all good,

 

It’s all manifesting….

 

view from the balcony....

view from the balcony….

Red night delight...cheesy, I know..

Red night delight…cheesy, I know..

 

 

 

passing ships....

passing ships….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted August 4, 2013 by lynsoutside in Musings, Outside

Tagged with , , ,

Ebullient Living…

Finches have arrived in my awareness.

 

 They are all around..

 

They visit me at home, and they accompany us as on our walks…

 

Bouncy and light

Bouncy and light

 

Joyful and sweet.

 

I just had to look into their symbolism..

 

Excited to see what their message is…

 

 

Crimson Joy

Crimson Joy

 

 

The word Ebullient is a statement of the finch.

 

“Cheerful and full of energy”

 

Simplicity

Simplicity

Diversity

Diversity

 

 

 

Happiness

Happiness

 

 

They are a beautiful omen of bright days and high energy ahead…

 

They ‘bounce’ and they ‘bobble’…

 

Enjoying the ride of the breeze, wherever that may take them…

 

Appreciation of life....

Appreciation of life….

 

We are embarking on a new adventure.

 

Unknown fully to us yet..

 

But the wisdom of the Finch reminds me to be grateful for it all…

 

It’s all great…

 

Thank you Avia Venefica for you beautiful wisdom.

What is it……

It’s the breeze on my face,

It’s the wind in the sail,

It’s the sky above,

It’s the sea below….

 

It's the Sky above

It’s the Sky above

It's the Sea below...

It’s the Sea below…

 

 

It;s the breeze upon my face..

It;s the breeze upon my face..

 

It’s the isolation,

It’s the freedom,

It’s the silence,

It’s the sounds…

 

It's the silence...

It’s the silence…

It's the Freedom...

It’s the Freedom…

 

 

 

It's the Isolation...

It’s the Isolation…

 

It’s the connection,

It’s the light,

It’s the being,

It’s the doing…

 

It's the doing...

It’s the doing…

It's the connection...

It’s the connection…

 

 

It's the light...

It’s the light…

 

 

It’s the touching base with Nature…

 

 

No land in sight..

No land in sight…

Flooded mangroves..

Flooded mangroves…

 

 

Exploring the flood tide...

Exploring the flood tide…

 

It’s touching base with me….

 

 

Nature's colours...

Nature’s colours…

nature's light...

nature’s light…

 

 

 

and I get to live free,,,,,,

and I get to live free…..

Returning to the Sea…

120 days or so and we’ll be back living on the Ocean,

free from the ties of society,

living in the world ruled by Nature,

 

Home…

 

Making Space..

Making Space..

Reflection of the Soul...

Reflection of the Soul…

 

 

Morning Glow

Morning Glow

 

‘Till then we enjoy the precious treasures of life,

and lavish ourselves in our love of the outdoors.

 

 

mangrove islands...

mangrove islands.

Fully accepting...

Fully accepting…

 

 

Gliding on currents..

Gliding on currents..

 

Dinner at Crab Claw

The conditions for sailing in Darwin this time of year are beautiful. With big tides, flat water and light winds that glide one easily and briskly along the water.

 

Crab Claw under dawn moon..

Crab Claw under dawn moon..

 

A weekend treat for us is to sail to Bynoe. In a huge and very sparsely populated Harbour just south of Darwin and nestled deep in the upper reaches is Crab Claw Resort.

There’s a little balinese style fishing resort with elevated cabins and palm shaded walkways that lead to a wonderful ‘open style’ restaurant, that sits high over looking the water.

 

This is what I call 10 000 star dining...

This is what I call 10 000 star dining…

Ready to go ashore..

Ready to go ashore..

 

 

Heading into the sunset...

Heading into the sunset…

 

Were off again next weekend, yeah.

 

This is living the Dream….

 

The view out...

The view out…

 

ps. Our one thing today  was we fitted new 12volt plugs on some electrics, Rudy did some soldering.

 

 

 

 

One thing at a time…

We really can feel the buzz of change..

We are returning to the water.

We have 4 months before we move back on Tiata…

We have been in Darwin 4 years.

She’s been treated  to an upgrade…

 

dreams takes time….

 

Sanding....

Sanding….

Tiata being loved...

Tiata being loved…

 

 

 

 

The finished job

The finished job

 

a sweet time…

 

 

with big skies, intense storms and joyful birdlife..

 

 

2 geese

Geese

Big Skies...

Big Skies…

 

 

 

Great storms...

Great storms…

 

 

 

and now the time has come,

to shed what we no longer need,

and make room for our next adventure…

 

Pretty sigh....aaaaaaaah.

Pretty sigh….aaaaaaaah.

 

 

and so from now to then my motto is to do…

 

‘One thing.’

 

One thing a day towards the move.

To  ensure we have the space to enjoy the riches of our time left in Darwin..

 

 

Awwww they're leaving...

Awwww they’re leaving…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted May 18, 2013 by lynsoutside in Outside

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Crossing the finish line…

An epiphany:  an experience of sudden and striking realization.

In life’s moments we are blessed with clarity.

A thought.

An idea.

 A realisation..

My new mantra,

Heal Thy Self…

before all else..

EmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmoji

An aha moment….

 

Soothing

 

 

Crossing the finishing line…

 

I release, let go and surrender all guilt I hold for my beautiful life.

and off out into the world I go.

Doing what I love and connecting with nature.

EmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmoji

Clear Alertness..

 

Birds show us we are free to fly in whatever direction we choose

look

see

feel

fly…

EmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmoji

 

beauty, dignity and speed

Pure Potential – The Crow eaches us how to learn from situation and to feel ‘guilt free’ when we are assertive

 

 

 

 

Bravery

 

The crab tells me,

“when we relax and move in the waves of wellbeing – moving in the natural flow of things, we have no need for defense. All of our needs are met, and we are divinely cared for.”

EmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmoji

Protection

 

Trust

 

 

 

Safe

 

 

EmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmojiEmoji

 

 

 

 

 

Posted October 21, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

Tagged with , , , , , , ,

29 apr 2012 – Sunday

Sunday beautiful Sunday,

a day of rest,

a day of peace,

a day to venture out into your joys…

For me that involves being outside,

it was a glorious day,

so so grateful..

Happy dogs....happy people....

Skimming stones....."joie de vivre"

I thought it looked like a aardvark...

 

 

I get great pleasure looking out over the ocean, I never tire.

 

 

posing peewees..

rapture

delight

 

 

 

 

"drop bear" - from todays paper

elation

lunch...so colourful, joy to the tummy ; D

 

 

 

 

 

14 apr – 100 Miracles…

Today I woke before dawn, which I love and in my meditation I asked for 100 miracles today and promised that I would see each and every one.

I did and I have

but oh so many more then 100.

The air is full of dragonflies, each a little miracle.

https://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507407.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gif

I love this time of year in Darwin when the southern states are cooling down Darwin is spring to life, you can feel it in the air there’s a feeling excitement after the heat of the wet.

This is when the ‘Darwinites’ come out to play, and play they do…

Morning Sky

the miracle of light..

the miracle of each new day


the miracle of connection

Two very happy water puppies...

the miracle of water

the miracle of light and colour

found my pot of gold...

heaven's colours

https://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507407.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gifhttps://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1507404.gif

A bit of Dragonfly symbolism

Power and Poise
The dragonfly’s agile flight and its ability to move in all six directions exude a sense of power and poise – something that comes only with age and maturity.
The dragonfly can move at an amazing 45 miles an hour,  hover like a helicopter fly backwards like a hummingbird, fly straight up, down and on either side. What is mind blowing is the fact that it can do this while flapping its wings a mere 30 times a minute while mosquitoes and houseflies need to flap their wings 600 and 1000 times a minute respectively. 

The awe inspiring aspect is how the dragonfly accomplishes its objectives with utmost simplicity, effectiveness and well, if you look at proportions, with 20 times as much power in each of its wing strokes when compared to the other insects.  The best part is that the dragonfly does it with elegance and grace that can be compared to a veteran ballet dancer. If this is not a brazen, lazy, overkill in terms of display of raw power, what is?

each one a little miracle...

everywhere you look...miracles...

Rudy did get one to sit on his finger...I wasn't quick enough..

 

poise

 

good luck

strength

harmony

 

 

 

prosperity

 

12 apr – Dragonflies

The change of season has come to Darwin,

the dragonflies are here…

Pure magic….

SunSunSunSunSunSunSunSunSunSunSunSunSunSunSun

Rudy had me up at 5.45am for a walk before work

It was worth it….

Change

morning light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control

Equanimity

Expression

 

finale...

Thankyou...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion

 

 

Posted April 12, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

Tagged with , , , , ,