June 14 2021 Activity

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Folks,

Are we just fleshy blimps in some meaningless stew of cosmic oblivion?

Perhaps,

It certainly feels that way, from time to time, Xavier

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Rock Formation near Hawker, South Australia

Well, our tiny holiday to Wilpena Pound over the last few days is now finished

We got home pretty late last night

I was so tired I completely forgot about the Actifit posting time limit...

So my blog is missing a day of the journey; the 13th

I'm sure you were utterly devastated by my absence, dear reader

As if you're hanging out to read my posts...

😏

Joking aside, I really like certain aspects of the Actifit app

The UX is pretty clunky and could probably use a design overhaul, but it does the job well enough

The activity tracking is good information from a health and fitness perspective

The time limits are great for cultivating posting discipline

And the Proof of Activity concept is interesting as it anchors the content to a particular moment in spacetime

Bridging the gap between the real and online worlds, which I like

It was the combination of these things that lead me to install it all the way back in July of 2020

One day, I want to expand and refine my thoughts about the app in a separate post

Before I can do that though, I need to track down an article I read circa 2015...

🤔

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Well anyway, that was tangential!

I was intending to write about the trip...

...

We awoke to this awesome location on the 12th

Near Hawker, South Australia

A few k's out of town

Brewed a cuppa on the camp stove

Then we decided to head in to Hawker for some breakfast

I had brought my bike along, so I rode into town

My darling drove the landcruiser

And we met up at the Flinders Food Co.

We shared poached eggs on toast and pancakes

The food was fucking magnificent

If you're ever in the South Australian town of Hawker and looking for something to eat, go there

We then continued on to Wilpena

And made a brief sojourn into the regional city of Port Augusta to refill our drinking water container

Here, we passed an abandoned building that was once a fast-food restaurant

I quickly became fascinated by it, and had to have a closer look on the way out

It was a "Hungry Jacks"

A franchise known around the world as "Burger King" instead

Wilpena Pound Visitor Centre

Arriving around 3 o'clock

We had a wander 'round the Visitor Centre and surrounds

Walking Trails

The Heysen Trail... I'm planning to walk that soon

More Walking Trails

Unfortunately, we didn't have time to walk any of the trails

They all required 3 or more hours and we were running out of daylight

I'm really keen to get back there now though, and experience the landscape on a personal, perambulatory level

So that's on the cards for the future...

We drove back out of Wilpena and had a look at Cazneaux's Tree, which was just a few minutes away

Harold Cazneaux took a photo of it in 1937

Doing so made him and the tree internationally famous

I got my bike out again here, and went for a ride along a trail beyond the tree

It followed a creek bed descending from Wilpena Pound itself

I got some footage of that which I'll share once I'm done editing

And I'll link it back to this post, of course

So that the content is anchored to a particular moment in spacetime

Trollface

It was getting dark by this point so we started trekking towards home...

Stopping in the town of Orroroo for a drink and a pub meal on the way

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I want to share with you this brilliant multi-tool before I wrap up this post

Gallant multi-tool closed

Gallant multi-tool open

What a beauty!

It came with the landcruiser we hired for the trip

I'll have to try and get one for my future Heysen Trail walk, I think

Very useful for camping...

Though on this occasion, the only thing I used it for was cutting slices of kangaroo mettwurst 🤣


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What an adventure you had today! I love the multitool very handy to have in the outdoors! Congratulations on 6K @actifit steps today, looking forward to your next adventure take care!

Good on ya mate. Yeah the multitool is a classic. They do a BBQ one too lol. Might have to get one as a gift for someone.

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Well, I know almost nothing about actifit, but Hawker, Australia looks cool, and although I don't camp much so far, that Gallant Multi-Tool seems amazing!

Thanks for a fun read, tangents and all. 🙏

(P.S. One of your images was 'broken' for me :/)

It's a cool and unique place. Ever been to Australia?

Oh darn, which image?

Thanks for your comment

Yeah that multi-tool is awesome, I'm going to buy myself one soon

I've not been to Australia, but it's on my list! :)

I'm not sure, they all appear to be working now, lol.

And my pleasure, enjoy your new (upcoming) multi-tool! :) 🙏

Well when you do make it down here, hit me up if you'd like a tour from a friendly local

😀

The real outback Australia is a phenomenonal place

100% honored, I imagine we'd have a lot of fun exploring the majestic real outback. Probably some great conversations as well. Thank you :D 🙏

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