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