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

Thredbo 2021, Days 5-6: Up, up, up, down, down, down

COVID-19 and Thredbo I don’t think I’ve mentioned COVID-19 since we’ve arrived here, as Thredbo has no cases, and I’m not sure it ever has. However, COVID-normal, as it applies to most of Australia, is also evident here. This means that while there’s no mask-wearing, other things are mandated: QR-code (Service NSW) check-ins are required … Read more

Port Macquarie Trip 2019, Days 6 & 7: Walking, walking, walking

When we come to Port Macquarie there are the things we always do, the new things we find, and the things we do occasionally. Most of the occasional ones are hinterland explorations, and checking out the many lovely little reserves in and around town. The things we always do include what we did on day … 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