beach

It’s not quite summer here yet in Australia but where I live, which is Brisbane in case you didn’t know, it might as well be. Temperatures recently have been hovering at around 28°C, the skies are blue and the best place to be at the weekend is the beach. Brisbane doesn’t do beaches very well, [...]

pool

On the afternoon of Wednesday 9 November this year we had a rather violent hailstone storm pass over our house. Here’s how our swimming pool looked on the day; please do click on the picture to see the full view… Poor Mrs Bob was out in the car at the time. She got caught up [...]

anz

I’ve done a lot of driving lately, some of you may have noticed. If you haven’t noticed it, just click on this link to my recent road trip posts, you will soon see what I mean. So that’s what I wrote about for a recent Australia and New Zealand magazine article; driving around in my [...]

swim

Today is a special day for me and my family. Exactly 9 years ago, on 14 November 2007, we touched down at Brisbane Airport with our Permanent Resident visas to begin our life here in Australia. As we enter our 10th year living here, none of us have any regrets about the decision we made [...]

Cairns

On Monday we had a wander around Cairns, and on Wednesday we looked at the two Jewels in the Crown of Cairns: Kuranda and the Great Barrier Reef. Coming up I have a video that shows you all of that in movie style, and more. For example, they go to Trinity Beach, just north of [...]

Jewels in the Crown of Cairns: Kuranda and the Great Barrier Reef thumbnail

There is more to Cairns than just strolling around and having a look. There’s also more than just two ‘must do’ attractions in Cairns, but if you only had time for two, your choice would be simple. On land, you will want to visit the lush green rainforests of Kuranda, taking the cable car one [...]

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At just 94 kilometres, my journey from Cardwell to Cairns was by far the shortest leg of my trip. That was intentional though, I needed to pick up Mrs Bob and my daughter Elizabeth from Cairns airport at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon. As you probably know if you read my post Cardwell to [...]

Cardwell

In Wednesdays post I mentioned that I had driven from Wallaman Falls, which is east of Ingham, to Cardwell on the coast. What I didn’t say though is that in doing that, I’d crossed from North Queensland into Far North Queensland. Or FNQ, as it is sometimes called. There, I’ve said it now. I did [...]

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