About Blair Paterson

Blair grew up and lives in Sydney’s Inner West. He first realised a love of nature and the outdoors during weekends and holidays with his family on the Hawkesbury River. From humble childhood pastimes building billycarts and tree houses to spending large chunks of time in the bush, Blair now embarks on outdoor pursuits whenever and however possible – by foot, kayak, bicycle or other. He has worked in Environmental Management and currently Outdoor Education. Some of his fondest travels to date have been around Australia and through the Indian Himalayas.
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Songs

Dave, Blair and Garry reflect on music in the outdoors
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Kayaking Broughton Island

Broughton Island, popular with sea kayakers, is a beautiful place; but it hasn’t escaped degradation at the fate of humans. Mine and Garry’s paddling trip got me thinking about human middens over the ages.
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One Man on a Penny Farthing

Blair writes about his recent penny farthing ride down the Cooks River in homage to Jerome K. Jerome’s ‘Three Men in a Boat’, he links his ride to past experiences with dogs on the trail, and experiments with clay-model ...
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Greta Grey Goes Round Australia

Greta Grey was a 1965 Ford Falcon which took Tab and I around Australia. She fouled her number-1 sparkplug every thousand-mile or so, but was a super-reliable old girl. Our journey became quite abstract, as long trips of...