Category New South Wales

On Our Way to Canberra

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 […]

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 […]