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Jan 07 2016

Grey Fergies to the rescue at the Murray-Darling junction

Did you know the Grey Fergie saved Wentworth? No. Neither did I. I’m not sure if that’s bad marketing by the town of Wentworth, or if it’s something wrong with me. But Doc knew. Or perhaps that’s just him – after all, we do have a grey Fergie in our backyard!

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Jan 03 2016

The (muddy) road less travelled

  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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Jul 09 2015

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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Mar 12 2015

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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Mar 08 2015

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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Mar 06 2015

The beach disappeared while I wasn’t looking!

There’s nothing like a coastal road trip to make you think about climate change. Or is that just me? Doc and I camped at Sawtell a few years ago. I can’t remember where we were going to or coming from, but I do remember our night in Sawtell. The camping area is right by the …

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Feb 20 2015

Orange Food Week

Orange Food week is coming up from 10-19 April. Yes, I know that’s more than a week, but I didn’t name it. And it just means a few extra days to eat and drink. What’s wrong with that? If you don’t know, Orange is a town in NSW. It’s out past Bathurst on the way …

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Feb 02 2015

Out camping with wombats

“I miss being able to squat behind a behind a bush.” That’s a phrase I certainly never thought I’d say, but somehow on the weekend it popped out of my mouth. Yes, we went camping. And it was a different experience.

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Jan 28 2015

Where to see kangaroos in Australia

Kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, platypus(es??? – platypodes?), emus, wallabies, and more kangaroos. Everyone loves Australian animals. What’s not to love – they’re cute, cuddly, and they sleep in the shade all day – or swim in the case of platypus. And as long as they’re not spiders, snakes or crocodiles, or octopuses or some fish, …

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Jan 19 2015

Can you travel Australia without a 4WD?

I was driving down the motorway from Sydney to Wollongong the other day, playing tag with a Nissan Patrol. (that’s not it in the photo, that’s our Cruiser). Now that’s a fairly large 4WD vehicle, and it had all the travelling accoutrements. Camping gear on top, jerry cans for water/fuel, offroad tyres, etc. And it …

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