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.
February 2014
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Horrorlogical wibbly wobbly timey-wimey stuff

In a previous post I acknowledged that the timekeepers in my life are somewhat erratic. At family dinner on Sunday night my Hobart brother reminded me of this fact by pointing out the rather divergent set of times recorded by the chronometers in the kitchen and living area. My two minute dash around the upstairs collection […]

Moods of the Mountain #28

When I emerged from the early morning get-up-and-get-going routines, it was to find that the mountain had acquired a soft white fluffy toupee to cover its alpine baldness.

The full “Moods of the Mountain” collection can be […]

12 of 12, February 2014

The final day of my week of annual leave happened to coincide with the 12th. This means that you are guaranteed 12 photos (although long-term readers know that you usually get 13, and today, in fact, there’ll be 14).

We spent most of the day travelling homeward, with some stops on the way for caching and views […]

A quieter day

The accumulated effects of the previous days’ gallivanting took its toll on Mum, who was feeling a bit less than her usual chipper self this morning, so we had a quieter day. I spent the morning reading another chapter of a PhD thesis that I am examining (unfortunately I really did need to do some work […]

The Nut and the wild west

Not far from Boat Harbour is the picturesque town of Stanley, nestling under the striking geological landmark that is known as The Nut. There is a walking track up its steep slopes, and also a simple chairlift, which was our route of choice today. Once up on top we went for a stroll around a 2km […]

Another harbour

A change of venue today, as we headed west to Boat Harbour Beach. The road trip had its windy moments, and remnants of the stormy weather — which hit other parts of Tasmania quite severely — were visible from Table Cape and later as we looked across to Rocky Cape.

Storm remnants over Rocky Cape, […]

Islands in the sun, and a gorge-ous view

There are two other islands with caches on them in Port Sorell, and since it was close to high tide after I’d had breakfast this morning — and as the sun was doing its “On a wonderful day like today” sort of thing — I set off in search of them. Even if I hadn’t found […]

Of low tides, swamps, and beaches

After almost wiping myself out on the boat ramp — when I slipped and collided with the jetty, damaging my pride, bruising my shin and temporarily embedding at least one bit of broken barnacle in my leg — I spent the morning kayaking around Port Sorell in search of caches with some success. I visited the […]

Around Port Sorell

I’ve escaped for a day or two with Mum and Dad, and today we drove up to Port Sorell, where we did a little exploring of the local area. Here are some photos.

Incoming tide at Hawley Beach.

View across to Baker’s Beach (Narawntapu National Park), through the Melaleuca.

Little bay north of […]

Sunny Sunday stroll

On my way to my sister’s place for Sunday family dinner I stopped off near Mortimer Bay for a quick stroll, and took a couple of […]