Category Archive: rural nsw

Apr 17 2014

Where to find good travel information

How do you find out about a place that you’re visiting? The obvious place is visitors’/tourist centres, or on line. A number of places even have their own apps giving out information on what’s happening and what to see. Google “Sydney tourist information” and you get 30,200,000 hits. How helpful is this really?

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Mar 13 2014

If the sunrise fails, try the raindrops

What is it about being away that makes you do things you don’t do at home? And I don’t mean getting pissed and dancing on the bar in the local pub – I do that at home. I mean getting up and photographing the sunrise over the beach.

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Mar 05 2014

Sounds of bellbirds

Bellbirds. Hands up all who know what a bellbird sounds like, or where they can be found. Or even knew what it looked like before seeing the photo on the left. OK, let’s make it a bit easier. Hands up all who have heard of bellbirds. I grew up hearing about bellbirds, and learned the …

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Feb 12 2014

A week in the Pillaga & the Warrumbungles – with an outback dinner under the stars

A week in Pilliga & the Warrumbungles Dinner under the Stars in Gulargambone – 1 March 2014 Bush Poetry Festival in Dunedoo – 27 February – 2 March 2014 Mudgee, Dunedoo, Pillaga State Forest, Warrumbungle National Park, Gulargambone Tour still available at other times without Gulargambone Dinner under the Stars or the Dunedoo Bush Poetry …

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Jan 20 2014

A toast – to overcoming fears and having adventures

I went to the dam today. “So what?” I hear you ask “You do that all the time” Yes, but usually it’s with Doc in the Hilux, this time it was on my own on the quad bike. We have a lovely view of the dam from our veranda, and can sometimes hear the distant …

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Jan 18 2014

Out west, where the sunsets are golden and there are a million stars

It’s summer and everybody is taking their annual holidays. Australia is in the middle of the hottest heatwave on record and everybody’s heading en masse to the beach, so why am I going west? No, not to Parramatta, way out west. Well, I live by the beach so can go there anytime, and while everybody …

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Jan 03 2014

The Southern Highlands, and hedges

The Southern Highlands – Bowral, Mittagong, Berrima, Moss Vale. Antiques, pubs, markets. Frost, fires, country walks. As if that’s not enough, there’s more. I was working in the Southern Highlands in December, so I got a chance to do quite a bit of exploring. Driving along the back roads I discovered that the defining feature …

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Nov 11 2013

Life’s good .. and the days are long!

Days go so slowly when you get up before sunrise. After going to bed before dark, unsurprisingly I was up this morning to watch the sunrise, and a beautiful one it was too. The countryside with its open spaces and trees makes for great scenery. Dead gum trees with branches reaching for the sky make …

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Nov 07 2013

As spring moves into summer, the wattle is replaced by bottle brush

Aah, back on the farm. A bit late, but we’re here. Usually we come down on Friday night after work, but Doc had the 7 year old for a sleepover. By the time he went to his mother’s and we packed up, it was almost lunch time before we left, so we didn’t arrive until …

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Oct 16 2013

Sunset and champagne

When talking about the most photographed icons in the world, sunset is rarely mentioned. Yet I think there are more photos of and more blogs dedicated to sunsets than to anything else anywhere. Whether watching it with the love of your life, with friends, or alone, a sunset needs nothing more than a glass of …

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