I had some free time while I attending the 85 Transport Platon Reunion in Albany last week so I was able to visit a few of the local picturesque beaches and bays. Thanks to Trish Routley for her company. These are some of the images I created at these spectacular places Sunset at The Gap, Albany Albany and […]

At our 85 Transport Platoon Reunion in Albany WA last week, I was interviewed by the local TV news service. This is the item  that appeared on the news on the evening of our Vietnam Veterans Day Parade Albany TV News The address at the parade was given by our own Paul Asbury (Lt Col Retired). […]

It’s fifty years since 85 Transport Platoon was deployed from Australia to Vietnam. It operated as a front line transport unit supporting our task force from 1967 to 1972. Overall, about 450 men served in the unit, each for a period of around one year. I was posted to it from April 1969 to April […]

It took us two days to drive the 900 kilometres home from Broken Hill. Before leaving, we had a last look across the centre of town to see some of its historic trains and mining displays and then we took the road south to Wentworth on the Murray River. All I can say about the […]

Just 27 kilometers from Broken Hill is the old mining town (now ghost town) of Silverton. Mining there pre-dated the mines at Broken Hill and was the sort of place where men had to be real men. Before we reached the town, we turned off to see the old Day Dream Mine. It was established […]

We drove to Broken Hill today along the Barrier Highway that follows the route of the standard gauge railway line that starts in Sydney and goes to Perth via Port Augusta.  In the morning, we made a detour to the ghost town of Terowie, just 20 kms from Peterborough. My friend Max called me last night […]

We were up early this morning aiming to have finished breakfast by 9.30 am when it was time to collet my car from the garage where the tyre was being replaced. I walked the 150 metres [past the pub with no bee)r and found that my car was all ready to go. It actually cost me less […]

Today, I had some good news. I spent a good amount of time on the phone trying to sort out how to get a new tyre for my car. I was told by the kind people at Arkaroola that if they ordered one, it would not arrive for another four days. After lots of phone […]