It’s the last day of our 3 month trip and we drive into Cobram for a look around. I vow not to take any more photos as we’ve been here more times than we can count. Like so many Melburnians … Continue reading How’s my bum look?
Rusty’s Market in downtown Cairns, Qld lures us back to top up our fruit and veg supplies. The market is a brilliant cross section of the Cairns population. From South East Asia to Papua New Guinea to Pacific Islanders and … Continue reading Rusty’s Market
It may be famous for its wines but no visit to Griffith in the New South Wales Riverina is complete without a few sweet and crunchy Cannoli from Bertoldo’s famous bakery in Banna Avenue. Continue reading Holy Cannoli
Our caravan club recently toured the Silo Trail in Western Victoria. Because of the distances involved it is wise to base yourself at the caravan park in Warracknabeal like we did or at the well-appointed RV Park in Brim. There is one more silo in this region at Patchewollock which we didn’t visit on this trip due to time constraints. Northern Silo Trail With excitement we share cars and set off on the ‘Northern Silo Trail’. Brim is only a short distance up the road and those who are new to this kind of art are gobsmacked at the proportions. … Continue reading Silo Touring in Victoria
A visit to the Cairns Botanic Gardens leaves us walking in circles. Tall palms, broad leaf palms, shady walkways and beds of bromeliads. It is indeed a tropical splendour with flitting butterflies as big as my hand. There’s even a … Continue reading Cairns Botanic Gardens
In the Clare Valley of South Australia not far the small village of Mintaro, think appealing stone buildings, autumnal vineyards of gnarly vines, long lunches and complex rieslings, is this handsome Georgian style mansion. It was built in 1879 by a sheep farmer. A 21 year old sheep farmer, Edmund Bowman. For the movie buffs Martindale Hall featured in the movie ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ in 1976. Continue reading Martindale Hall
When it comes to Big Things, Larry is pretty scary. Standing 17 metres high at Kingston S. E in South Australia this guy would have to be Australia’s favourite lobster. Continue reading Larry the lobster
Winter 2014 The Herberton (Qld) Historic Village has an exhausting and extensive collection of paraphernalia from the Atherton Tableland’s early days. The most fascinating is the fact that most of the buildings in the village are original and have been trucked in from all over the district. It was effort enough towing the caravan through those hills let alone a shop or a school. As we leave the museum some poor woman almost chokes as Woody says “don’t they ever have anything new in these places?” Well I knew what he meant. Continue reading A load of old stuff