Beaches

Diggers-Beach

Coffs Harbour is about a five hour drive south of Brisbane on the New South Wales coast. It is not a big town, it has a population of about 45,000 and has a reasonably ordinary looking town centre. Coffs, as it is known, is where we decided to spend a one-week summer holiday this year. [...]

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This is another one of those ‘I’m not here posts‘. Yes, this morning, Mrs Bob, myself, Elizabeth and two of her friends all jumped in the car and headed south. We are going to be spending a week by the beaches of Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. We all had a similar holiday last [...]

Sydney beach

I’ve been to many Australian beaches, each time I have been struck by how ‘untouched’ they are. It’s very noticeable, it’s always been apparent to me. One of the words that would always pop into my head would be ‘unspoilt’. But in all this time and all those beaches there was one thing that I [...]

ANZ Mag

Time to catch up on another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles. I know we’ve had a bit of a run of them lately, but that just shows how far I got behind. This article is about one of two fantastic islands we have just off of Brisbane that are [...]

Townsville

Normally when I want to go to a decent beach I travel about an hour and a quarter north to the Sunshine Coast or about the same kind of distance south to the Gold Coast. But what if I wanted to venture further? Supposing I were to drive north for 15 hours and 39 minutes [...]

Surf Lifesaver

It’s that time of the week when again I take a look around to see what’s going on elsewhere in Australia. Maybe I look to one of our other cities or, as I did a couple weeks ago, go somewhere much quieter when I took A Look at Rural Australia. This week, the spotlight falls [...]

Whitehaven Beach

A few days ago, trip advisor, a rather popular travel website, revealed its ‘Travellers’ Choice’ awards for beaches. They have quite a few lists for various geographical locations; I’m just going to have a look at two of them. First… The world In the world list, this beach came fifth… My thanks to Damien Dempsey [...]

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I’ve talked a lot this week about snakes coming out and snake season in my posts about Keeping Children & Pets Safe and Avoiding Snake Encounters, but that’s because it’s been hot. Actually, it’s been unusually hot for this time of year, I believe some records have been broken for maximum temperatures in a few [...]