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Globy does Gippsland

Tin Mine Cove - Photo by Mark Barnes Victoria’s Gippsland is the destination of the next great Global Paddler road trip. The Visit Victoria website says we should all “Escape to Gippsland, occupying the vast eastern corner of Victoria, and be rewarded with natural landscapes of unparalleled beauty.” That glowing recommendation was way too good for me to disregard, so I compiled this itinerary to help me experience the best paddling the area has to offer, from […]

WomDomNom 2013

WomDomNom Photo 1 The third annual WomDomNom, a 4 day paddle from Wellington to Narromine, through Dubbo, is being held from Thursday 28 November through to Sunday 1 December 2013. This event is not organised by Global Paddler, but Scott Rawstorne and his lovely partner Janelle will be doing all 4 days in their Mad River Legend 16 canoe. Sign up now […]

The fjords of Norway

Nærøyfjord by Scott Rawstorne Norway’s fjords are without question one of the earth’s most majestic geographical features. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) have named the West Norwegian Fjords of Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord in a combined World Heritage Site because they “are considered as archetypical fjord landscapes and among the most scenically outstanding […]

Scotland’s Great Glen

Loch Ness by Scott Rawstorne I am not particularly into genealogy and the ‘Who do you think you are?’ television series hasn’t done a program about me just yet so I am totally in the dark when it comes to my forebears. However the fact that I am a ‘ranga (redhead) called Scott points to there being […]

Globy does Melbourne

Yarra River, Yarra Bend The time has come to open the door on Victoria in the way that only Global Paddler can. Where better to start than its cosmopolitan capital Melbourne? The Visit Victoria website says that “Melbourne is a city of endless possibilities” and dares you to “take a chance and see where it leads you” so that is exactly what I have done. I have […]