We have been travelling home over the last two days. The weather has been exceptionally hot but air conditioned cars have made it at least tolerable. We left Canberra on Sunday as early as we could manage and stopped at the little village of Cockington Green on our way out of Canberra. This is a […]

It’s been 38 C degrees in Canberra (100.4 F) for the last two days and we are beginning to melt. We leave to come back  home tomorrow morning and both Canberra and Albury (our overnight stop will both be 38C again as well. We have been trying to focus on indoor activities that are cooler, […]

Today, we visited two veritable Australian institutions – Parliament House and the Royal Australian Mint. Both had fantastic tours that enabled the girls to understand their purpose and operations. I am always proud to visit our Parliament. We have a very stable democracy and parliament is the central institution that ensures this continues. There are […]

We spent our first day in Canberra visiting some places that have been significant to our family. In the morning, we drove over to the city of Queanbeyan, just across the ACT border into NSW. It was here that Jill’s grandfather was the Inspector of Police before he retired. He had originally lived in the […]

We are visiting the Nation’s capital, Canberra with Cathy and her girls. We spent two leisurely days driving here from Melbourne. We met up with Cathy at the roadhouse cafe near Wallan, north of Melbourne and then continued along the Hume Highway. Our first stop was just north of Seymour at Fowles Winery who make […]

Port Fairy is a cute little town on the Moyne River about 290 kilometres west of Melbourne. We are staying there for a few days. Port Fairy was first settled by sealers and whalers in the early 19th century. Whaling continued until the 1840’s by when, stocks of coastal whales were depleted. Before the whaling station closed […]

We headed home from our overnight stay, and wonderful dinner, in Mildura planning to take a couple of days to meander along the Murray Valley Highway through Swan Hill and Echuca. The Murray is Australia’s longest river, at 2,508 kilometres in length. It rises in the Australian Alps, and drains the western side of Australia’s highest […]

Heading north from Warracknabeal, we first stopped at the little town of Brim. I have a friend who plays senior cricket and one of his compatriots is the owner of the Brim General Store. Wavel MacPherson is over eighty years age and plays in a national over-seventies cricket competition. I found him in his office […]