Nicking off tomorrow to my favourite little hidey-hole up in the mountains to spend a few days away from Ballina.
Its the start of winter here and i expect it to be very cold, but my car boot is a nice warm place and i like sleeping in there. I don't bother with tents much these days on short trips - since i had a mattress made up for my boot space it is just too convenient.
There has been quite a lot of rain hanging about lately so with any luck there should be a bit of water in the falls, plus i only just bought some cheap-arse hiking shoes im keen to put through their paces. It doesn't seem to matter how much i spend on boots they all disintegrate when i get them wet, but these 60 dollar boots from Rivers (lol) and their stitched soles give me hope. I tested them the other night on the treadmill for a couple of hours to soften up the leather and they were probably the comfiest I've ever worn.
Now that the issues with my video camera appear to be sorted i am hoping to capture a few of the parks highlights this time around. I've never really tried shooting video before so i am pretty excited at the chance to maybe share a few of my favourite places in the park with you all that maybe i havent covered as much in my photo stills. Hopefully, the result isn't too boring and with any luck it might inspire a few to give it a crack for themselves.
While I'm on the subject of video, is there anything anyone would like me to cover?
Having a video camera there for the first time might be a good opportunity to talk about any techniques you might have been wondering about, maybe you have questions regarding equipment or perhaps you want me to try and shoot some of the parks fuzzy locals before they end up decorating the front of my car.
Anyhow, the offer's there to make my random video buggery useful to at least someone. Maybe you just want to hear me talk to laugh at my voice..
Regardless, hopefully i will have some nice new photos to share when i get home. If not, I have plenty of booze and snags in the esky as backup.
The only walk i will be doing come rain, hail or shine, is the hike out to Pat's Bluff on Tuesday. Its beautiful there, and it is also one of the only places in the park that i get good mobile signal. I have a job interview at lunch time
Wish me luck!