Northern Woodgate Beach Ever since covid our escape routine has been disrupted and we have had very few getaways but last week I took a much-needed week off and we retreated to the peace and quiet of Woodgate to relax and recharge. To the best of my knowledge, Woodgate is Gubbi Gubbi country and as … Continue reading Coastal calm
Peace on the lake shore
I will arise and go now, for always night and dayI hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,I hear it in the deep heart’s core. - William Butler Yeats The rhythms and routines of life have become very disrupted of late. Covid … Continue reading Peace on the lake shore
Queen Mary Falls.
It has been a while since S and I have visited Queen Mary Falls. One reason is that the falls is a national park so we cannot bring our dog Ada who travels with us most time. This time, B and her dog Cassie hosted Ada at home so we could have a couple of … Continue reading Queen Mary Falls.
Place of flowers
Managed to escape for a couple of quiet days in Giraween national park a couple of weeks ago. The most amazing granite country, sentinel boulders and eucalypt forest. It was lovely to see the park greening up and the creek enthusiastically running after the wet spring/ now summer. Wildflowers still blooming, although the peak of … Continue reading Place of flowers
Something like an update
Just a random Cassie and Ada happy at Woodgate picture. And another month ends and I have failed to keep up with posts. Life seems to have slipped from my grip at the moment. Well, that has to change and the end of the year is a pretty good time to recalibrate and re-establish discipline. … Continue reading Something like an update
Longreach and the birth of QANTAS
Another day and another long 400 kilometre drive from Hughenden to Longreach via Winton. We did get a little wet on the drive and our destination caravan park was not really set up for too much rain. We ended up setting up in an inch of mud which did spoil the experience. On this part … Continue reading Longreach and the birth of QANTAS
Winton – waltzing through history
We arrived in Winton as the first town on our "Dinosaur Trail". We stayed in the Tattersall's Hotel Van Park and though it is highly rated, is not much more that a car park with power and a set of toilets and showers. It is close to the business strip and the Tattersall's Hotel across … Continue reading Winton – waltzing through history
After Charleville the next real stop was Lara Wetlands, located north of Blackall and just south of Barcaldine on Lara station, the wet land offers camping with showers and toilets but no power. Dog friendly but dogs must be on leash at all times, it is a working station so there is stock about, in … Continue reading Lara Wetlands
Going West – to red dirt and big skies
Finally the much needed escape is here! Free from work and screens and problems, at least for a little while. Cold nights, big skies, red dirt, open spaces, I am a happy camper. Might get to see a bilby or a dinosaur or just enjoy the bush and skies, life is an adventure!