Category: rural nsw

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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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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