Category Archives: Australia

2 May, 2019 … back from the dead

Perhaps it’s just that I was too lazy to find out how to use it properly, or maybe it was the lack of a feedback mechanism. Whatever the reason, my venture into another platform  for the regular sharing of my … Continue reading

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July 23, 2017 … there and back again

Since I last wrote, Mary and I spent eleven days in Queensland with our eldest son and his lovely family. In so doing we missed most of the wildest and coldest storm Wellington has had in four or five years. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Arachnids, Birds, Brisbane, Landscapes, Waves, Weather, Wellington | 2 Comments

December 7, 2016 … a happy conclusion

Now I am home. No matter how much I love being with my sons and daughters and grandchildren, there is an inevitable time when being home is the right place to be. Last Wednesday in Brisbane started off in spectacular … Continue reading

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November 30, 2016 … on the West Island

Here I am in the big brown island next door. It’s 8:20 am and already the thermometer is telling me it’s 26 deg C, and heading for 28. I am enjoying the hospitality of my eldest son David and his … Continue reading

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April 16, 2015 … flight home and a new friend

I was not impressed by the Met Service’s idea of a welcome home. We left Melbourne a little behind schedule at 1 am. We enjoyed every moment of our stay over there except for the previously mentioned incident, and now … Continue reading

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April 15, 2015 … wet and dry

And so we are home again.   It is hard for me to believe that ta this time yesterday, we were dining with Catherine and Mark in Melbourne. Mary  was cook for the day so Mary to St Kilda where … Continue reading

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April 14, 2015 … almost home

I have loved every minute of our visit to the big brown land (with the exception of the nose dive while running for the tram). Now, in Port Melbourne, our journey is almost over, and tonight we shall catch a … Continue reading

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April13, 2015 … wide open spaces

Being back in Melbourne helps me to think about yesterday. We went Westward from Echuca, through a tiny town called Mitiamo on our way to the Terrick Terrick National Park.I know the spell checker will complain about that duplication, but … Continue reading

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April 12, 2015 … lakes and more lakes

We wandered further afield yesterday. From Echuca to Lake Boga is about 140 km. Though the distance is not enormous, the nature of the landscape in Northern Victoria is such that the distance between any two points on the landscape … Continue reading

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April 11, 2015 … in and around the Echuca area

The whole Echuca-Moama area has much to offer. Before we went back to the forest, we felt we needed to do one of  the iconic paddle steamer rides that brought the area to some degree of fame back in the … Continue reading

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