Rollingstone General Store

Winter 2016 We drive into Rollingstone which is a cluster of houses engulfed by tropical gardens, a school, a police station, a pub and a general store. The store is so typical of north Queensland and famous for its ham off the bone. The front door is a roller shutter. When the store is open the shutter is up, no fly screens, just the whole shop open to the warm tropical breeze. It sells everything, fuel, groceries, souvenirs, has a post office agency and even sells chunks of coral for six bucks. Which I might add, anyone can pick up … Continue reading Rollingstone General Store

Sex in the Sea and the Otway Ranges

Feb 2020, Otway Ranges, Vic A short drive from Lavers Hill on the Great Ocean Road, you’ll find the Otway Fly set in the rainforests of the Otway Ranges. We old buggers give the flying fox experience a miss but gallop off to the walkways suspended above the forest. We probably walk several kilometres in all and climb the tower just to say that we still can. The tower appears to be swaying slightly in the breeze or is that the gums trees moving. Hang on we’re just giddy from the climb. Luckily, we have a botanist in our group … Continue reading Sex in the Sea and the Otway Ranges