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

Port Macquarie Trip 2019, Days 1 to 3: Starting our Farewell Tour

Setting the scene This will be our last annual trip to Port Macquarie, though emulating Nellie Melba, there’s always the chance that we’ll come back one day. For now, though, with the timeshare resort (the whole resort, not just Mum and Dad’s week) being prepared for sale, we plan to make our formal good byes … Read more

Port Macquarie Trip 2018, Days 1 to 3: Getting there and settling in

Another year, another trip to Port Macquarie. Our challenge with this annual holiday is to enjoy favourites while mixing it up a bit too. Fortunately, it’s such a rich area – history, landscape, culture – that it’s usually possible to do this. I’ll start, though, with the trip up. Driving, driving, driving Last year we … Read more