Summaries and Reminiscing

Alrighty! So as the last picture was my last official post, this one is a summary of the totals, and some highlights of what I did in the few months that wasn’t blogging 🙂 First, catch up photos:

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This was taken on the plane to Melbourne at the end of February. Was so cool playing with colours 🙂

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Went to Mt Barney again! but this time I organised it. I had to organise 2 camps/hikes for my Queen Scout outdoors badge. We has so much fun lighting fires and basically just exploring the environment again. One of the best camps I’ve been on (that’s saying something considering how many I’ve been on)

 

 

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I love this, my examiner and friend, Andrew, setting up our lunch fire next to the waterhole (the same one from earlier photos). A french family also were there and we gave the kids pancakes, they were so excited. But yeah, this photo is so great with the contrast of how small Andre is compared to the cliff and tree, and yes that cliff went much higher.

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The only 3 things you need while comfortably camping 😉 A zippo, a ka-bar, and some quality hutchie chord 😀

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Took this on the first night of Dragonskin 2014. This is a camp down in NSW in Newnes State Forest. There was a massive party before the Venturers came, and all the smoke from the fires made some awesome shadows with the trees. 

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I tried tilt shift photography for the first time with my camera, kinda vaguely worked haha, I still love this photo.

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Our fellow happy camper, Chopsie the goat, had a fabulous time helping us man our base. Have so many funny stories with this goat hahah.

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On our last day of Dragonskin, we walked the venturers a few kilometres in the early morning to their train. I have to admit more than a few wwii jokes were made 😉 Aside from that, the morning mist and forest outlook was absolutely breathtaking.

 

Ok, now to the summaries of finishing my blog:

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My blog has reached a total of 44 countries! Whaatttt!?!?! I reckon I achieved this by uploading and tagging to the official WordPress site a couple of times. But still I think this is so amazing that a random girl from Brisbane can go this far with a basic photo blog 😀

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Also! I managed to get people to like me so much that I got 23 followers! I reckon that is also quite amazing.

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So overall, I got over 1000 views from my small blog, reached nearly 50 countries, with my 62 posts and even acquired over 20 followers. I find this remarkable. I definitely do not regret it and wish I did more! This experience has taught me lessons in commitment and dedication, certainly how to make the most out of your day, why not experience something instead of sitting at home?! Just simply walking outside can transform your day from a bummer to an adventure! So my original goal was to keep this blog going for 3 months, well I started with 2 and took a break, then 6 months later I finished it off. I see the world in a new light now, most things I see, I try to imagine it as a photograph. It certainly keeps me on my toes! 

Ok, signing off now

Thanks for everything 😀 

Muffin xoxox

my laaaaassstttt picture :'(

So. Ok. Today is my laaast day for this blog. Ever. As a great last night, we had a night with our whole district of scouts, and we climbed a mountain! (Mt Coot-tha… not really sure if it counts as a mountain tbh) so yeah, got to the top, was pouring with rain. My efforts to take an awesome view of my home city were fruitless, which was really sad. Totally out of focus. But! As the good scout I am I came prepared, prepared to photoshop my way out of it 😀 In this case i put in some Osprey helicopters (so cool) and some searchlights, just to make things interesting hahah. So yeah, my last ever photo is a bit anticlimactic, but I’m pretty sure I will upload a review album too soon. To highlight some fun times of this year. Thanks so much to the total randoms who stumbled across my scout blog, and thanks Bek for kicking my butt back into this 😀

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Cats!

Had venturers last night, we had a party celebrating our friend moving up into rovers for being too old for us 😛 sorry no pictures but it was quite a night haha

Today however, I stayed at a friend’s house and played with their cat, Chloe 🙂 today was great

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Wooo Nighthawk!

Man this year was sooo good 😀 As my last year before I became too old im so glad I was also unit leader, and we came 3rd out of 100 or so teams! *cough cough* so proud :’)

 

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Sunset before we head off! (we weren’t to leave till about 9:00PM) Camping again, in the middle of nowhere, still pretty sunsets 🙂

DSC03299Hiking Fog. Took this at about 2:00AM. Navigation by compass and torch got harder but hey we were nearly home. Was absolutely epic to hike through totally loved it

 

We won!!

we won urban challenge this year!!! check out some sweet pics

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Keen for Urban Challenge 2014!

So next weekend is Urban Challenge, last time it was on my team and I won! This year as team leader I have every intention for us to win 🙂 Urban Challenge is an Amazing Race type camp for venturers run by rovers, from Friday to Sunday. There are bases to go to to get points, as well as ‘road blocks’ which are teams of rovers who force us to do weird challenges (sing in public etc). Also there is a photo challenge, and a collectors challenge (find required items listed in our info books) Some pictures from the last ‘pirate’ UC

 

DSC02480We had to abseil down the kangaroo point cliffs, super fun with a nice view of the city

 

 

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Sky Trails

So I finally made it, not the best photo I have ever done, the tripod was kicked a few times during the 45 mins. But I have to admit I am incredibly proud of my impromptu tripod, made out of sticks and hutchie cord. star trails 1 tripod