Walking on the bottom of the lake

Walking on the bottom of the lake“Torches!” Doc exclaimed as we were driving down the Hume Highway. “I forgot the torches.”

Those of you who follow this blog regularly will know that just about every time we come to the farm we forget something. At least torches aren’t essential – we always keep a couple of spares down there and there’s solar lighting in the house. Little did I know just how essential the torches were going to be, but more of that in a day or so.

It wasn’t until we were unpacking that I discovered the most essential thing that we forgot.

“Where’s my camera bag?”

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Jumping out of a plane and other fun things to do on your birthday

Not the plane I jumped out of, just a planeThe outdoorsy one and I jumped out of a plane last night. From 14,000 feet. In the dark.

And it was amazing.

We weren’t alone. We each had an experienced parachutist from Skydive the Beach strapped to our back, and they had parachutes strapped to their backs, so it was perfectly safe.

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Where are the best outback festivals?

Suggestions for our trip have centred mainly around outback festivals, so I’ve done a bit of research.I’ve compiled a list of all the outback festivals I could find for June and July in the areas we’ll be visiting.

These are:

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Where are the world’s most beautiful sunsets?

Boy-running-sunset-DarwinSomeone told me that they thought the world’s most beautiful sunsets were in Africa. I beg to differ.

Travelling through Australia I have seen some amazing sunsets (and sunrises but that’s for another day). Whether it’s in the outback, over the ocean, or an inland lake or river, Australia has the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

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Are country towns better than cities at maintaining their heritage?

ForbesI was reading an article this morning about heritage, and valuing our past, and that’s when it hit me. That’s what I really love about so many of the Australian country towns that I’ve been through.

They seem to have found a way to value and preserve their heritage, and integrate it into their present.

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Setting up for the next trip

The beginningDoc is making drawers for the back of my ute.

I’m not sure if this is because I keep suggesting that taking the Cruiser away would be much more practical, or in spite of it!

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