Like a Rollingstone, Day 1

Mar 2021, Melbourne, Vic Oh, what a crazy world we live in. So many people are still in lockdown and we all live in fear of this damned virus. Here, in Australia we do our best to live normally (with masks and social distancing) but every so often the virus seems to break out of a quarantine hotel forcing a snap lockdown and yet another eradication. Thankfully, the vaccine rollout is now underway and being oldies who’ve been through this before we can’t wait to get our text to line up for the jab. Funnily, or perhaps not so funny… … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 1

The Western Districts, Day 4 – Stretching our legs in Camperdown

Day 4 Thursday 19/11/20 Meredith Park to Port Fairy, hot 35 Following the Princes Highway and miles of drystone walls we stop for a walk around Camperdown. With its wide avenue of trees, grand solid buildings of a bygone era … Continue reading The Western Districts, Day 4 – Stretching our legs in Camperdown

It’s a long way to the top, Day 68 – The Machinery Mile

Day 68 Tuesday Aug 12th 2014 Ilfracombe It is cool and quite windy. It blew all night long and the TV reception was pixelated and impossible, but we’re not here for the TV. Although some folks are, and we’ve seen people pack up and leave because they can’t get any tellie! The Ilfracombe Historical Society has garnered tractors, trucks and heavy machinery from properties all over the district. Each one has been painted up in the original colours with a plaque telling of its history. This, in an unusual way gives the history of the area from a farming perspective. … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 68 – The Machinery Mile

Banned on the Run, Day 105 – Talking turkey…

Day 105 Wednesday 23/9/20 Mylestom, warm 26 I’m processing a few photos when I hear banging outside. I look out the window to find a brush turkey beating the hell out of a zip lock bag of bread that I’d left on the table earlier. I chase after him and he takes off, bag in beak, strong legs pounding across the park. Woody goes for a long walk along the river while listening to a podcast when a chap on a first floor veranda calls out to him. The guy had been hosing his veranda when the top door had … Continue reading Banned on the Run, Day 105 – Talking turkey…

Banned on the Run, A splash of colour

Aug 2020, Coraki, NSW Before we leave Coraki, it seems I must speak up in support of the town as it does appear that I tend to photograph those buildings that are most in need of paint, repair and renovation. To warm your hearts here’s a joyous and welcoming home that sports a rainbow of colours… Continue reading Banned on the Run, A splash of colour

Banned on the Run, Day 45 – Huh? is for Hospital

Day 45 Saturday 25/7/20 Wooli, bloody wet 16 After a good night’s sleep Woody is much better but can barely hear with hearing aids. Around lunchtime we drive into Coffs Harbour, mask up and enter the Emergency Department. Our temperature is checked and we pass the necessary Covid questions. A man and his little girl enter. The nurse asks “Have you been to Melbourne or Sydney?” “No” he replies “and I’ve never even been to Melbourne.” “We’ve been to Grafton!” Says his daughter proudly. Woody is checked thoroughly for possible heart and stroke issues and the problem is suspected to … Continue reading Banned on the Run, Day 45 – Huh? is for Hospital