Category Archive: rural nsw

Jan 17 2015

Australia’s best camping spots – Part 3

Part 3, and the final instalment, in my favourite camping places. And none of these are in Queensland. I know a lot of people think of “Outback Australia” as the Northern Territory, but it extends across all states (except Tasmania). While I’m still trying to get to South Australian and Western Australia, I can promise …

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Dec 30 2014

I think we’re headed for a drought in NSW

According to Doc we’re in for a spell of dry weather at the farm. “A spell of dry weather” is country bloke talk for “drought”, and apparently the signs are there.

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Dec 28 2014

We’re going on an adventure

“Let’s go on an adventure” Doc said. Those words can mean so much – a harbinger of doom or exciting times. Rarely something in between, and never boring. “There’s a track I want to explore” he said. Given that Doc’s been coming to this farm for around 12 years and has done a lot of …

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Sep 08 2014

Drought, flood and changes in the dam

Every time we go to the farm I’m struck anew with the changes that happen in a short time. The most striking of these is the big dam. Sadly, this time we only saw the Murrumbidgee at night, but in the moonlight I could tell it was full. And of course, that means the dam …

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Jun 12 2014

It’s not a photo session without macro photography

It wouldn’t be a photo session without some macro photography. One of the things I love about photos at the farm is the fences. Not only are they great in long shots, but there are always opportunities for amazing close ups. Spiders particularly love the barbed wire on the top fence wire, and use it …

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Jun 12 2014

A cold, foggy morning

“What a beautiful night” I said as I got out of the car at the farm, just after sunset. I stretched my arms and legs (we’d been in the car for 4 hours), looked around and sighed.  It was still, quiet and the stars were all just appearing in the clear sky. We started unpacking …

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Jun 10 2014

Sam’s sunrise

Doc and I have been out to the farm again. He’s recently had an operation on his shoulder and can’t do very much yet, so we decided to get away and just relax for a few days. There’s not a lot of work that needs to be done at the farm, so we could potter …

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May 03 2014

Australia, a land of extremes

Australia really is a land of extremes, and vicious weather cycles. Of drought and flooding rain is right. I notice this much more since I’ve been going to the farm, where weather cycles can make or break people. Nowhere is it better demonstrated than these photos taken in January then again in April this year.

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May 02 2014

Discovering Lake Illawarra’s secret places

I’ve been getting lazy lately.  Actually – lazy is my natural state. I think I was a cat in another life. Given the option I could easily sit around all day, chasing the sun, eating chocolate and drinking champagne. OK, I know cats don’t eat chocolate and drink champagne, but they do like the good …

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Apr 19 2014

Life’s an adventure

Life’s always an adventure with Doc, and even a simple trip to the farm isn’t exempt. It’s a long weekend, so of course it’s the perfect opportunity for a trip to the farm, with all the boys. Even though they’ve done this thousands of times, planning the trip required phone calls back and forth. First …

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