Melbourne Trip 2020 (Feb): There and back

We have been visiting Melbourne a few times a year for several years now, because both our children, and now our first grandchild, all live there. We don’t usually blog about these visits, because, although we do some sightseeing, the visits are mostly about private family stuff. However, this February we did some things we’d … Read more

Port Macquarie Trip 2019, Days 4 & 5: Sunny days

The forecast for our Port Macquarie week was for it to be cloudy and rainy on Friday, the day we arrived, and then pretty much clear, sunny days in the low twenties for the rest of the time. So far that has been correct. We did indeed have rain on Friday, and we have had … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 12: In and around Seven Spirit Bay

Today gives you a lesson in not believing all you read. You may remember that I finished yesterday’s post with some hifalutin’ statement about magical days? What I didn’t mention was today’s shocker. You see, today’s main activity was to visit the historic Victoria Settlement. That sounded good, as did getting there via a circa … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Days 3 and 4: The tour starts

Hanging around Nhulunbuy A lazy day in Nhulunbuy. The tour was to start at 4pm with a quick visit to the town’s lookout before dinner, but as we headed out for coffee in the mid-morning we ran into our tour leader, clearly identified by his badge – and aptly named Ian. We hailed him, and … Read more

Port Macquarie Trip, Part 2: Fair days and foul

Actually, to be honest, we haven’t had any really foul days, but we have only had two beautiful days. (That’s what you get for coming in winter!) One of these days was the day of the coastal walk, which we described in our last post, and the other was the following day which we’ll describe … Read more