Intrepid Tales on Insulin

Type 1 life adventures

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

26/05/2014

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

06/02/2014

Inner City Green and Branch Stacking: Yarra Bend Trail

I was a country kid who could not wait to escape to the big smoke once I’d finished school. In my late 30s I boomeranged back, hankering for greenery and … Continue reading

19/11/2013 · 2 Comments

Bike and Hike: Black Hill Reserve (Outdoors in October Episode #1)

The Silver Bullet lived up to her name when I was city dweller.  We’d shoot past cars jammed in peak hour traffic. But with trucks and boat trailers zooming by … Continue reading

08/10/2013 · 4 Comments

Camel’s Hump-Mt Macedon return (SiSS Episode 5)

I did not want to leave the house Was not exactly feeling grouse Knowing I had to make blog talk Forced me to take head for a walk Soon enveloped … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · 2 Comments