Australia’s Places


It’s going to be a quick post today, because I’m having internet connection problems, just as I did on my road trip back in 2009. At that time though, I was travelling through places like Sydney and Melbourne, at least this time I made it all the way to Port Douglas in Far North Queensland [...]

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A long time ago on this blog we played a very silly game of ‘Where’s Wally’. On that occasion, Wally was a kookaburra. Today we are going to play ‘Where’s Wally’ again. This time though, Wally is a fish. Can you spot Wally? I can assure you that Wally is a real fish, this isn’t [...]


Continuing my road trip, on Saturday morning I left Airlie Beach and headed further north. I was making my way towards Townsville, but I decided to build in a couple of stop offs along the way. The first, Hideaway Bay, required a detour, but the second, Bowen, was on my route. Bowen is a small [...]

reef fest

My road trip continues. Yesterday evening I arrived at Airlie Beach as I continued to meander my way towards Cairns. Tomorrow morning I will be leaving Airlie Beach to head off to Townsville. My visit here is quite short, so there are a couple of things I definitely won’t be able to do for different [...]


If you have read either of my last two posts, you will know I’m currently on a road trip. Today, I thought I would clear up the ‘I’ bit, as in just me. So, what’s happened to Mrs Bob and Elizabeth? Well, they haven’t come along, and here’s why. Whilst I absolutely love going on [...]


As I mentioned in Fridays post, I’ve taken off on another Australian road trip. I also mentioned some concerns about the wild weather heading towards us over the weekend, so let’s get that out of the way first. The girls were lucky with the weather, not a drop of rain on the Saturday. They weren’t [...]

Nimbin: The Most Unusual Small Town in All of Australia thumbnail

Once upon a time, back in the 60s, there was a dairy farm in an area known as the ‘Rainbow Region’, which is in part of The Great Dividing Range. This is a different part of The Great Dividing Range… The dairy was struggling to make ends meet, there was a recession going on at [...]


Ninja definition: a covert agent skilled in ninjutsu, a Japanese martial art characterized by stealthy movement. Ninja-break definition: a very short weekend break, where we leave at about midday on Saturday after my daughter has finished playing netball, travel somewhere about an hour to 3 hours away, stay the night in Airbnb accommodation and have [...]