The Mild Adventurer

More mild than wild.


What’s here?

You can visit the rivers and bush and sea around Central Queensland, Australia, via my pictures and stories. I am no wild adventurer but since relatively few people journey the way I go, you will encounter an outdoors that is rather wild and often dangerously so.

I enjoy camping, bushwalking, fishing, exploring, outdoor photography, boating (which comes with heaps of repairing whether I like it or not). It’s all mild stuff but not without challenge and occasional heart-stopping moments. Read more on what’s here:

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Quick review: Browning Special Ops Extreme 2017

I purchased the Browning Spec Ops Extreme BTC-8FHD-PX as it rated highly as an all-round and quick trail camera especially good with video. I thought it would be a great addition for capturing fast-moving smaller animals like rakali in photos and video clips. Here’s my quick review: Continue reading


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One long walk, two brown birds and three black snakes.

Despite the dense smoke overhanging the hills, the increasingly hot days and dry conditions, I went for a half-day walk up the back of Mt Archer in the National Park. A long walk on a hot day. Sixteen kilometres or so. Surprisingly, a few small pools of water still exist along Moores Creek. The dryness is increasingly noticeable. Understory vegetation and open-area grass is shrivelling away, trees are dropping leaves. Even lantanta is becoming skeleton-like while in thicker forest, more sky seems to be appearing through the canopy. Continue reading


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Update: Ltl Acorn Ltl-5510MC

With two years use, time to do a review update. I bought my Ltl Acorn Ltl-5510MC in August 2015 and while it is no longer available, the model which replaced it (Ltl-5511MC) seems to have practically the same specifications and physical design. I paid $209 including postage, new model available for about the same. Continue reading


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Same pond, different rakali?

Last Saturday, I left the Moultrie P-180i trail camera at the pond up in Moores Creek where the rakali had died a week ago hoping to photograph a live one. Possibility was very low, I thought. At the time, I had checked around the pond for sign of a living rakali, and did so again on my next visit two days later. Found no obvious sign. Rakali are solitary so if one has gone, then simple maths says none are left. Continue reading