Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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12 of 12, April 2016

A day of food, meetings, and photographic diversion.

At breakfast in my hotel I was seated by a window which was taken up with a large textured vase. This is the view through the handle to the blue sky (and power lines) beyond.

At uni my day was taken up with a nearly-all-day meeting with the rest of […]

Midlands 2016-#4N

I’d reached Campbell Town on today’s trip to Launceston, having not seen anything that leaped out at me as a subject for my midlands trip photo. However, I had seen some evidence of the arrival of autumn, and then the sun came out, so I got a shot of some leaves on Campbell Town’s main street.

And […]

Midlands 2016-#3NS

After running a day of professional learning in Hobart I headed up to Launceston in the evening to repeat the session the next day.

On the way up I stopped at Campbell Town, and took a photo of one of the illuminated carved trees that adorn the park by the river. I think there’s a deer, and […]

Midlands 2016-#2N

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to Campbell Town I go, again.

I think I’m going to be seeing quite a bit of Campbell Town this year, what with all the professional learning that I am running. Today it was just me in the car, and I left early (despite having had a rather late night finishing […]

Bathurst Harbour Day 7

And the sun comes out properly for the final stretch

There was enough time between waking up and breakfast to pop down to the water’s edge and catch sight of a small flotilla of swans floating down Melaleuca Inlet. The light was quite gloomy and so this photo was shot at ISO1600 for 1/5 second, which explains […]

Bathurst Harbour Day 6

Back to Forest Lagoon and exploring Loaparte Cove

The miscellaneous weather — with shower fronts racing across us throughout the day, patches of sunshine and fairly strong but manageable winds — continued for Day 6. Fortunately the winds were westerly, which made our trip east along Bathurst Narrows quite easy. There were stretches where it seemed more […]

Bathurst Harbour Day 5B

Manwoneer Inlet and Farrell Point

Our afternoon journey took us further north into Manwoneer Inlet, which is a haven for black swans. There must have been between 100 and 200 of them, floating along the edges of the lagoon, although they took umbrage at our arrival and launched themselves in rather noisy fashion to find a less […]

Bathurst Harbour Day 5A

Temporary favourable winds and a sad story

With the final days of our trip upon us it was time to start heading eastward again so that we would be back at Melaleuca on the right day to catch our flight. So, we farewelled our campsite at Bramble Cove (a lovely spot), and headed out, originally intending to […]

Bathurst Harbour Day 4B

Beach wanderings and a sea cave

After bringing our kayaks ashore onto Wallaby Beach there was time to wander its 1km length and get a sense of this remote place.

The tortured west coast rocks formed fascinating outcrops jutting out across the sand.

Part of the way along the beach there is a big old Huon pine tree stump […]

Bathurst Harbour Day 4A

Going to Wallaby Bay is a swell idea

There were some drizzly showers overnight and during the day, but the wind was largely absent, which was good. After breakfast I had a little time to balance precariously on a ledge to take this drippy photo.

It was then time to warm up ready for the day’s kayaking. Things […]