Discovering a hidden gem

Fryerstown, Vic, Nov 2022 Day 1 Sunday 6/11/2022 Home to Fryerstown It’s warm and sunny at last after weeks of cold and record-breaking rain. The air feels dry, something that we’d forgotten existed. Being Sunday, it’s an easy drive and … Continue reading Discovering a hidden gem

Turn Back Jimmy Creek

In these pages, I often mention funny place names and signposts that leave us wondering how on earth the name came about. One of those familiar with southern motorists is Turn Back Jimmy Creek near Jerilderie in New South Wales. Some months ago I was grateful to receive an email from Robert in Perth who solved one mystery for me. Robert’s grandfather was a pioneering farmer in Coleambally and to quote Robert “Jimmy was told to go into town to get supplies but when he got to the creek he changed his mind (about going into town). He returned empty-handed … Continue reading Turn Back Jimmy Creek

Breakdown Blues – Days 100 & 101 – Love you mate

Sept 2022, Nambucca Heads, NSW We take long walks and I find a rather nice helmet Cassidae shell on the beach. They’re fishing for bream on Shelly Beach. I have a walk along the V Wall, it always feels like half the townsfolk are out here having their morning exercise. Woody walks up to the highway and VeeWee and I pick him up on our way to lunch at the Macksville Hotel. We sit in the courtyard where there’s a mural dedicated to the late cricketing great Phillip Hughes who was a Macksville lad. My lamb fajitas are delicious. MV … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Days 100 & 101 – Love you mate