Category New South Wales

Sydney and Seals

There’s no doubt that Sydney and its harbour is a very scenic place. The Opera House is one of the world’s iconic buildings and the Bridge is a significant feature of the city. The harbour is quite magnificent. I’ve just spent the last two days in Sydney, catching up with some wonderful friends that I […]

Kosciusko View

On my flight home from Africa, I flew a final sector from Sydney to Melbourne. On a beautiful clear afternoon, we had a spectacular view of the Kosciusko Range under snow; a real contrast to the tropical heat of Zanzibar where I had started NT trip home, some 24 hours earlier. In this photo from […]

Arriving in Broken Hill

Well, after a very bumpy ride overnight which made sleeping very difficult, we arrived in Broken Hill at 6.40 this morning. It was very cold (1.8c) and I decided to walk along the platform and count the number of carriages on the train. This turned out to be difficult to do as the train was […]

Leaving Sydney on the Indian Pacific

Our train left Sydney this afternoon at 2.55 pm. We spent a day in Sydney yesterday doing some shopping and then had a wonderful dinner with Jill & Derek King and Graham & Janice Chalkely who we met on our Rhine River Cruise. Jill made a wonderful meal and we chatted until quite late before […]


Thursday saw us driving to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains so that we could have a look at some of the rugged scenery in that area. We hadn’t been up that way for many years. There is a lot of roadwork tailing place on the road up through all the Blue Mountain towns such as […]

A Day in Sydney

I finished my work in Sydney on Wednesday and filled in some time at Milsons Point taking some photos across the harbour to the opera house. I also walked across the bridge towards the city to take a few pictures. We are obviously in a time when we need security guards everywhere as I found […]

Driving to Sydney

Last weekend I began a trip that will eventually see us traveling from Sydney to Perth on the train and then a drive back home across the Nullabor Plain. I needed to work in Sydney on Monday and Tuesday so it seemed best to drive over the weekend and then have Jill meet me in […]

To The Outback Mining City of Broken Hill

Saturday November 3 saw us taking advantage of the forthcoming Melbourne Cup Week to travel north to Broken Hill for a few days, followed by a plan to return via Adelaide. It was raining as we left home – which we didn’t mind as this weekend was only the occasion of the second major downpour […]