Category: rural nsw

All the Rivers Run – our trip up the Murray River

For anybody who’s read All the Rivers Run, or seen the mini-series, a trip along the Murray is a must. Having decided that’s how we were travelling back from Adelaide to Sydney, we set off to start the trip at Swan Reach in South Australia, and drive up river until we turned off, up along …

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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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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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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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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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