Category: NSW

The (muddy) road less travelled

The Triton ute on an outback dirt road

  When Doc and I travel we like to steer clear of main highways as much as possible. Back roads are always prettier, less crowded, and you get to see much more of the country side. If we get lost – well, it’s all an adventure isn’t it. So on our journey along the Murray …

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A road trip at Christmas

view of the road in the side mirror of the van

We’re having a different Christmas this year. Christmas is a big deal for me. Every year on Christmas Eve we all get together – my kids, Doc’s kids, their partners, and our grandchild – for a big family dinner. My kids usually stay the night and we get up early (or at least I do) …

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Just your average Sunday afternoon out in Australia – with death adders

After far too many weeks of working too many hours (with time out for my daughter’s engagement party), I finally had a weekend off and Doc and I made the most of it. Yes, we went on an adventure. Are all snakes in Australia deadly?

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Explore the elements – earth, air, fire, water

Is there a better place than Australia to explore the elements? The extremes in Australia are celebrated in poetry and song, and have been embedded in our psyche for thousands of years. The elements here – earth, air, fire, water – are the basis of life and culture. Aboriginal society knew the importance of the …

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Canoeing on the Bellinger River. Amid killer cows.

Have you ever seen 5 ‘women of a certain age’ canoeing? Two of them in a double canoe? It looks pretty much as you’re imagining it does. After 3 days spent hanging around in Sawtell, dividing our time between the beach and home, with perhaps a walk or some fishing in between, we decided we …

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Beaches, hibiscus and fish & chips

We came for three days, and five days later we’re still here. Wouldn’t you if you could? Five days of perfect weather in a beach side location. Who wouldn’t extend their holiday.

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