Category: rural nsw

Jan 30 2013

It’s almost time to head off again …

I’m off on my great adventure tomorrow, and I can’t wait. Everything is prepared (almost), so it’s just a matter of packing the car. I’m very nervous – this is my first big trip away without Doc, so I hope I know what to do. It’s also my first time away with a girlfriend who …

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Jan 17 2013

Off on another adventure

I’m going on a road trip! Doc’s just started a new job (business), so he’s very busy this year. We’re already planning a trip away to the Cape in June, and he can’t take any more time off. So I’m going away with a girlfriend. I’ve always wanted to go to Broken Hill, and somehow …

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Jan 13 2013

Life’s highways and by ways

Our drive home from the farm takes us along the Hume Highway. Driving along the highway I spend a lot of time looking out the window. There are lots of things of interest right next to the highway, but somehow they don’t really grab my attention. By that I mean that not once have I …

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Jan 05 2013

A sky full of stars in country NSW

You don’t get skies like these in the city. A week ago there was a full moon, last night there was none at all, leaving the stars to shine in all their brilliance. You can even see the Milky Way. And I was lucky enough to capture one shooting star amongst the many I saw …

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Jan 04 2013

Country or the coast? Ten reasons to head inland for your summer holidays

As I sit here, surrounded by rolling hills, on an isolated place beside the Murrumbidgee River where the sound of boats is but a distant lull, I can’t help but think how lucky I am to be here. For a few years when I was a kid we spent our summer holidays on the north …

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Jan 03 2013

Starry, starry sky

A week ago there was a full moon, then last night there was none. The absence of moonlight means that out here a million stars blaze in the sky. These deserve full size photos, I hope the low resolution is good enough to show the sky in its full glory.

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Jan 03 2013

Relaxing with a good book … while somebody else does all the work

Thank you for all the emails, it was great to get such a response. Yes, I do know how lucky I am to have Doc. Though his exes might disagree. We “deserve each other” is the phrase I heard on a number of occasions – and I don’t think they meant because we are both …

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Jan 02 2013

Life on the farm

Life’s pretty simple out here on the farm, away from all the ‘mod cons’ of the city. With all the wide open spaces, clear star-filled skies and boundless plains to share, what more could we want? Well, some of life’s basic necessities I suppose – like water.

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Dec 31 2012

The Mighty Murrumbidgee

As promised, I went for a trip to the Murrumbidgee to check out how far the water had gone down, and to take some photos. I remember learning the NSW river system when I was in primary school (yes, we used to think it was important). The Murrumbidgee was always referred to as The Mighty …

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Dec 31 2012

Watching the sunrise

I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise. One set of Christmas lights are still flashing, though very languidly. Like me, they’re waiting for the sun to recharge their battery, to make them bright again. It’s peaceful rather than quiet. Despite – or perhaps because of – the lack of city noises, …

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