Perth Trip 2022, Day 7-8: Wrapping up in WA 

Our morning adventure With a free morning on our last full day in the West, we decided to head south out of town to see the Lake Clifton thrombolites in the Mandurah area, around 120km south of Perth. We knew it was risky business, as the brochure said the best viewing is from January to … Read more

Perth Trip 2022, Days 5-6: Settling into Freo; Visiting Rotto

Like many tourists I think, when we come to Perth we gravitate to Fremantle (or Freo as it is affectionately called.) This probably sounds like we are old hands, but in fact I’ve only been here two or three times before, and Len once. That last time was in 2005! For our non-Australian readers, I … Read more

Perth Trip 2022, Days 1-2: Heading east

We’ve sort of lost our travel blogging mojo of late, partly of course because we haven’t travelled so much since the pandemic started in early 2020, but mostly because we started this blog primarily as a way of sharing our trips with Mum and Dad. With their having both now died, my inspiration has failed … Read more

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’s memoir, Of ashes and rivers that run to the sea. She was born in Arnhem Land, but was living … Read more