Pildappa Rock

Mar 2015, Minnipa, SA When people say that the Nullarbor is boring and best overwith I know that they haven’t yet seen Pildappa Rock. The breeze whispers around this large granite outcrop giving a feeling of complete tranquility. Climbing it is easy and the views to the horizon of wheatfields and the Gawler Ranges is superb. Freedom camping is available so there’s no need to rush, become one with this mighty mammoth and breath in the splendour. Continue reading Pildappa Rock

Hamilton Hume and William Hovell

Mar 2019, Albury, NSW Time and again we cross the path of great explorers. Europeans who set off into the unknown with little more than hope and dreams in search of arable land and inland seas. People who would have seemed small and under nourished by today’s standards, yet filled with tenacity and courage. We’ve crossed Burke and Wills ill-fated route in many places on our travels. They crossed the continent from south to north only to perish part way home. Sturt, McDowell Stuart, Leichhardt, Mitchell and Hume and Hovell among others. In Albury while walking in the park we … Continue reading Hamilton Hume and William Hovell

Put another log on the fire

Albury, NSW Fancy yourself as a baker but haven’t got a wood fired oven? Then imagine how lucky the good folks of Albury are, the city council has built them a fabulous oven and pavilion in the Hovell Tree Park down by the Murray River just for community use. Every second weekend the oven is fired up for locals to cook their breads, pizzas or roasts while an Oven Co-Ordinator watches over the oven itself. The Albury City provides details on their website. What a great idea that would be for a family get together. Smoky and warm crusty pizza … Continue reading Put another log on the fire