It’s breeding season for the Cape Barren Geese on Phillip Island and every paddock and park seems to have families of these beautiful grey birds.Native to Cape Barren Island in Bass Strait, Phillip Island is but a mere flap away … Continue reading Cape Barren Geese
In Australia we have a strange passion for building large objects beside highways that we tend to refer to as ‘Big Things’. The Big Banana at Coffs Harbour, that seems to get smaller as I get older. The Big Prawn in Exmouth. The Big Lobster in Kingston and so on. I think you get my drift now. This fellow is the Big Galah at Kimba in South Australia. He’s been guarding the highway for a long time and that pink paint is fading but we still can’t help but say “Ooh, there’s The Big Galah!” Continue reading The Big Galah
Now I’ve seen everything, I just passed a woman walking out of the amenities block wearing nothing but wet feet, a towel and clutching a bottle of shampoo. I didn’t dare say g’day for fear that she would drop the towel! Continue reading G’day?
Seeing that we had the car checked over in Perth, I drop into the Broome clinic for my own checkup, oldies must be mindful of these things. So why is she writing about that you say? Well it was fascinating. I fill out the form and it asks for my ethnicity. I think, well that’s unusual at home they normally only need to know whether one is Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Other. So I give it a bit of thought then squeeze Anglo Saxon into the small space and hope that it is sufficient. Which leaves me thinking that … Continue reading Who do you think you are?
To my mind Karijini National Park is the best National Park that I’ve visited. Like nothing else, it is a world of contrasts. Dales Gorge campground is in a dry climate area. There are ant mounds, Spinifex grass, red soil and a gentle wind whispers through the trees. If you didn’t follow the signs you would not know that a gaping chasm is a short walk away. The earth looks to have been ripped open by giant hands exposing an ‘other worldly’ environment hundreds of metres below. There are many of these gorges each quite different, some like Dales gorge … Continue reading Karijini National Park, WA
The town of Lismore in northern NSW is a total surprise to us. We park the car in an ordinary street and feel a little dejected but set off for our walk anyway. We try to have a walk in … Continue reading The Lismore Pie Cart
Walking along the beach at Burleigh Heads, dolphins play in the surf behind the surfers. The mornings are glorious. Green surf curls in. The skyscrapers of Surfers Paradise are in the distance. Birds sing, joggers jog and tourists gawk. Continue reading Winter walks at Burleigh
Call them what you will thongs, flip flops, jandals or Queensland safety boots but in my book wearing them is definitely not bare feet! Continue reading Barefoot or not?
The little town of Ebor is high up on the Great Dividing Range on the Waterfall Way and not far from Dorrigo. You can feel the altitude here, 1350 metres. The vegetation is sparse and the trees have beards of … Continue reading Ebor Sports & Recreation Area