So a couple of weeks ago we decided to do a day trip to Deception Bay. I was mainly just looking for somewhere new to go for the day and take Ada. Deception Bay, named in 1832 by John Oxley for the unusual shallowness of the bay is Gubbi Gubbi land. The first Europeans in … Continue reading Deception Bay and the historic Bancroft Baths
So the pandemic and its associated restrictions has taught me to appreciate some things I took for granted: not the least of which is how beautiful and wonderful my own surrounds really are, how my environment provides me with so much luxury in terms of food, climate and nature to nurture my soul. I have … Continue reading Renewal
S and I go for walks regularly and on occasion go to places that are not well known. There are lots of historical sites locally and most of them are maintained by the local civic authority. We are lucky as it provides a chance to apply "social distancing" in the outdoors and get some fresh … Continue reading Munro Tramway – History Walk
Currimundi beach is an absolute gem by any standard but as a dog friendly off leash beach it is probably one of the best beaches you could ever take the canine to. This part of the coast is the traditional lands of the Kabi Kabi people and the name Currimundi derives from the Kabi Kabi … Continue reading Currimundi Beach – a doggy beach paradise.
A great dog friendly cafe in Toowoomba is Urth cafe in Hume Street, just up from the Hooper center . We had an excellent late breakfast there after walking Ada in Queens Park. Mostly outdoor seating with plenty of shade. A fantastic menu with really good vegetarian and vegan options, including acai and pitaya bowls. … Continue reading Urth a tail wagging great cafe
Toowoomba's newest Cafe 63 at Southtown One of the things I really like about the UK is the fact that dogs seem to be able to go most places with you, including cafes. Here in Australia, dog friendly cafes are the exception not the rule, if dogs are accepted at cafes, health regulations mean they … Continue reading Dogs and Cafe’s
It is amazing what a little bit of rain can do to a parched landscape. Green appears overnight and grass grows from dirt that has been scuffed and churned into dust. It gives me hope that the burnt areas of Australia can recover. We still have lost a lot in people, buildings, farm animals and … Continue reading Lake Annand Park and East Creek Park
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7M3IAwA_H3/ This is the post I meant to do last week, but the bushfire emergency seemed to overwhelm and posting about the healing power of nature just did not feel right at the time. I have blogged about Emma Mitchell's The Wild Remedy here. I love the idea of walking in nature to heal. I … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Wild Remedy and a Black Gully Walk
Now that we have bitten the bullet and again had a dog join our family we have had to consider the implications with our travel. We love bush camping and national parks. National parks and dogs do not mix. It does not matter how well behaved the dog is, just the scent of a dog … Continue reading How do you visit National parks when travelling with dogs?
We visited the awesome Bar Wunder on Saturday with Ada. Bar Wunder is Toowoomba's best known dog friendly venue, with a beer garden designed to welcome and cater to canine clientele and their well behaved owners. The four legged clientele have their own menu, including a (non alcoholic) pooch hooch in case the water is … Continue reading Bar Wunder – Toowoomba’s own tail wagging great bar!