Intrepid Tales on Insulin

Type 1 life adventures

Hiatus Explained

Intrepid Tales is getting set to return in 2015. Expect a few warm-up walks before resumption of the all states mission. Apologies for the disruption. I’ve been busy establishing Words … Continue reading


Domino Trail: Trentham to Lyonville return

It struck me as I was trampling along the Domino Trail yesterday that our budgeteers are actually making communism look attractive. But the fertile ideas spreading here had more to … Continue reading


Douglas Apsley and Freycinet National Parks: Tasmania

I’d been wondering if my pancreas was channelling Tex Perkins to inform me that the honeymoon is over, baby. Like a lover in denial of the breakup I was seeking … Continue reading

19/05/2014 · 2 Comments

Nukan Kungun hike, Coorong National Park: South Australia

“You’re going alone?” That was the overwhelming response in the lead up to my inaugural solo overnight hike. Some people seemed perplexed by my craving for solitude. Others expressed concern, … Continue reading

02/04/2014 · 4 Comments

Wandering Wednesdays #1: Tom’s Mine, Greater Bendigo National Park

One day a kid I went to school with turned up unannounced with a stark white patch on his head.  Not grey. Pure white. About the diameter of an apple. … Continue reading


Happy Rainbow: A Modern Day Bush Dance

It took a couple of days to excavate the dirt from my nostrils. Thousands of feet boogying in the bush and my nose didn’t want to miss out on the … Continue reading

04/02/2014 · 8 Comments

Gearing Up: From Insulin Cooler Bags to Polish People Plucking Geese

Heatwave. Insulin in the fridge and no significant walks, lest I pass out or get crisped by fire. I go through a lot of blood testing strips in hot weather. … Continue reading