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Oct 06 2013

The colours of Australia

Australia is a country that gets under your skin. The red dirt of the outback is justifiably famous. The red centre contains some of the most instantly recognisable and visited icons in Australia – Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka. Three places rich in the dreaming that is at the heart of the oldest culture on …

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Sep 10 2013

Botany Bay

One of the great things about La Perouse is the beaches. Regardless of which way the wind is blowing, you can find a sheltered beach. And they’re perfect for families, with white sand and no surf. And there’s a barbecue and picnic area at Frenchman’s with a children’s playground. Even on a Thursday there were …

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Sep 09 2013

From the harbour to the bay – and Anglo-French relations

This tour of Sydney is quickly turning into a trip down memory lane. Not deliberately, but because I really have seen lots of Sydney – and have family connections to it. Even though I haven’t been through the Opera House yet, I decided to leave the city and travel to Botany Bay. Another major landmark …

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Sep 05 2013

Sydney’s No 1 tourist attractions

If you’re going to experience Sydney you might as well start at the beginning , a very good place to start so they say. And for modern Sydney the beginning is The Rocks. I’ve always loved Australian history, but even in primary school was a bit disquieted about the glossing over of any reference to …

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Sep 05 2013

Lesson No 1 – Public transport ticketing in Sydney is a nightmare

I love outback Australia. I’ve done a few trips to various places and am planning my next, but in the meantime I figured if I can’t get out and travel, then how about I bring travel to me? So I’m sightseeing in my home city. As with many tourists, I decided to take in some …

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Sep 02 2013

Tourism at home

I’m travelling while still staying at home. When I was younger, my mother always said that when you live somewhere you never bother to really see it. She was right (but don’t ever tell her I said that). Really seeing your own city is not something we often do, probably figuring that we can do …

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Aug 29 2013

Who is really getting all that social security?

This is a decidedly political blog. My new year’s wish this year was for a kinder, gentler facebook. I was sick of posts that just fed hatred for particular groups or even individuals. Unfortunately, during the Australian election it seems to be getting worse. So I’m going to go out on a limb here – …

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Aug 23 2013

Featured photo – Storm coming

The dramatic backdrop of the gathering stormclouds provides a sense of impending doom to the silhouetted tree branches. Be quick to take advantage of this exclusive offer to buy one of only 300 prints of this photo – framed, signed, numbered and with a certificate of authenticity – for only $375.00 Measuring 64cm x 86 …

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Aug 08 2013

Finke Desert Race 2013

Here it is, the action from the 2013 Finke Desert Race. This was taken from the 112km mark, which is about half way. You can see from the nodding heads that some of the participants were very tired by the time they got that far,. As this is the beginning of the “whoops” (does anybody …

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Aug 07 2013

Finke Desert Race 2013 – prologue

I’m finally getting around to editing some videos of my last trip. Here’s some action from the Finke Desert Race 2013 prologue. A preview of the real thing – coming tomorrow.  

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