Thredbo 2020, Days 5 & 6: Not much doing

Our holiday ended with, I must say, a whimper as it rained, and rained, and rained, all day. We always experience some rain during our January Thredbo trips, but it’s rare for there not to be a break during the day, enabling us to sneak out for a short walk. Not so on our last … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 16: Tiwi By Design Tour

We did a day tour of the beautiful Tiwi Islands back in 2006, and decided it was time to visit there again. I was particularly keen because while we were travelling I was reading Marie Munkara‚Äôs memoir, Of ashes and rivers that run to the sea. She was born in Arnhem Land, but was living … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 10: At Mt Borradaile

Long Art Site Walk: the Catacombs This morning we were offered the option of short (1 km or so) or long (3-4 kms) walks to see rock art. Driver Ian was very concerned that we didn’t extend ourselves beyond our capabilities, explaining that the long walk involved some rock scrambling. This was because the waters … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 9: Next stop, Mt Borradaile

For much of the trip croc spotting has been the main fascination but for today’s trip it was buffalo spotting. Unfortunately, they were surprisingly skittish for big critters, so we didn’t get good sightings and pics. It was a demanding drive, as we were on a Permit road, which took Outback Spirit three years to … Read more

Arnhem Land Trip 2018, Day 8: On water and land in Maningrida

As at Murwangi, we were divided into 2 groups, one boating in the morning and the other doing land visits in Maningrida, and then swapping for the afternoon. We were in the morning boating group. Now, as would happen at Seven Spirit Bay – some literary foreshadowing here, which I can do because of our … Read more