Our second night at Corinna was very clear. The temperature was mild and the stars in the sky shone like diamonds. I managed to get a reasonable photo of the milky way between the trees near our cabin. Going back inside, I spied a number of little wallabies eating the grass and some possums sitting […]

Last week we spent a few days at a little ‘resort’ in the Tasmanian Tarkine Wilderness at a location called Corinna. This is a remote historic mining town set in pristine rainforest surrounded by stunning wilderness and impressive nature. It’s located at the southern end of the Tarkine wilderness and is set amongst rainforest on […]

Today is the day before ANZAC day when I will march with my mates with whom I served in Vietnam. It’s also Villers Bretonneux Day – the day commemorating the liberation of this little village on the WW1 Western Front in 1918. I have attended my second function held by a local organisation called ‘Friends […]

We haven’t travelled anywhere for a few months but we have still been doing plenty of fun things around Melbourne. March is the first month of Autumn. I love the balmy days at this time of year – mild temperatures and calm sunny days with little wind. However, it seems that we had a much […]

We’ve just come back from a visit to Perth to see David, Yuki and Orin. We missed seeing them at Christmas because David and Yuki had been back to Melbourne (over east) on a couple of trips for weddings and birthdays late last year. Orin has just had his second birthday, so we thought that […]

The early days of January are a good time to get away for a few days and we have just spent the last few nights at the RACV Resort at Creswick. We last stayed there with Cathy and the girls a year or so ago. The resort is on the local golf course and was […]

The weather here in Melbourne has been quite variable over the Christmas and New Year period. The temperature has changed considerably and to use an old expression, it’s been up and down like a ‘whore’s drawers’. Christmas Day was hot at 36C and then it cooled down to about 20C for other days. This is […]

I arrived home from Norfolk Island on Wednesday afternoon after a solid week of activity. I had a busy week and I  was pretty tired after having three early mornings (3.45 am) in a row. I filled in my second last day (free of any planned activity) revisiting some of the places that I had […]