I'm mostly an open content geek: recording all that can be in the digital memex (i.e the Wikimedia universe); mapping and walking in Fremantle (for OpenStreetMap); striving for a bit of simplicity; and now and then building bits of wooden furniture by hand.
I like to go for rambling, aimless walks, though bush or suburbs, and sometimes I post here the words and pictures (and GPS traces) that I collect on these walks.
I cycled to Perth yesterday, mainly as a way to stop thinking about things. I didn’t really think there would be any OSM mapping to be done on such a popular route, and there wouldn’t have been if it weren’t for the roadworks along the freeway
which forced me to cross over the overpass and ride through the streets of South Perth. The official detour ended and I could have crossed back, but I carried on… through non-cyclepaths and large detours around intersections.
I looked at the map, and it did actually look like there was a whole path along the golf course that wasn’t on the map, but actually it was added a month ago and OSMand hasn’t updated yet.
But it was interesting to see the new timber shingles being put on the Old Mill.
I tried to write about last night at the bowling club, but the WordPress app ate my words without saving a draft. I’d had too much beer (and then mulled wine) for the words to have been any good anyway, so no matter.
I’ve started uploading a few photos to Commons, firstly of the Substation building:
And then of the bowling club.
It’s not a particularly interesting building, and none of the members I spoke to seemed very worried at its demise. The new clubhouse will be bigger and better and generally sounds more exciting.
It was lovely hanging out with the people there, and hearing their stories about the history of the club.
We went for a walk the other day along the north bank of the river, so see what’s where and which bit is which.
The most interesting bit was the terrific adventure playground. Unfortunately I was too busy swinging on the rope swing to take any photos. It’s pretty encouraging that kids these days are still allowed to muck around with bits of wood and climb things and generally come into contact with the grubby and rough.
After that it was up and past the old CSR sugar refinery site in Mosman Park. There’s hardly any trace left of the place; it’s been completely replaced by a housing estate, but the old weighbridge deck has been kept and is embedded into the central road of the estate:
Beyond there, it was to Green Reserve, past the nice beach on the point.
Today is All The Stations‘ “have an adventure” day, in which they’re asking people to visit a railway station that they’ve never been to before. When I first heard about it I figured I have to end up at somewhere boring like Aubin Grove but as it turns out I’m actually at Wikimania in Montreal! So it’s rather easy to find a station to which I’ve never been; in fact, with the assistance of a friend, I have today been to seven new stations.
Nearly time to leave Puerto Pollensa, heading to Palma (via Lluc). Heading into the grey day, that is. So much sun and warmth the last few days, and now it’s looking to be a bit drizzly. Actually, I’m quite happy; it’s much nicer walking in this sort of weather.