Category: rural nsw

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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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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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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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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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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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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