As part of the long weekend away, S and I decided to visit Bundaberg. This is only thirty minutes away from Woodgate Beach so it was a short hop to a big town. While there, we did make sure that we filled up on fuel because the only place we saw fuel at the beach … Continue reading A day trip to Bundaberg
To say Woodgate is quiet, is to make the understatement of the year, if fishing and lawn bowls is the height of excitement for you, than this is your place. There is a part of me that is reluctant to share this little piece of paradise, for fear that popularising the destination has the potential … Continue reading Wonderfull Woodgate
An hour and a half drive from Toowoomba is the village of Benarkin and a interesting place to stay at their free camp site. Located on the site of the old railway station, now part of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, 4.6 kilometres from Blackbutt. The village itself is off the main road so is … Continue reading Benarkin Free Camping
Our journey home from Toorbul was surprising. On impulse, we decided to visit some of the Brisbane northern suburbs that took our fancy. This is something that we do while driving if we have the time, take a random turnoff and see what is there. It has lead to some fantastic discoveries like Red Rock … Continue reading Surprising Sandgate
This weekend's trip was a little serendipitous as I tried to get a last minute bookings to a coastal caravan park. The intended destination was somewhere just north of Brisbane near Bribie Island. Most of the bigger locations were booked out so we ended up at the sleepy fishing village of Toorbul. A small council … Continue reading A quiet weekend away
When you travel do you visit art galleries and museums? I know little about art in the formal sense, did not even study art at high school, but I do read a lot and I do visit galleries. I did discover I love the visual, as much as the written word, art is about stories … Continue reading How to enjoy art while knowing nothing about art.
image public domain. source: pixabay I saw this fascinating story on the BBC site: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190909-why-flight-shame-is-making-people-swap-planes-for-trains Essential the story is about our growing awareness of the carbon impact of travel, it struck a chord with me. Check out the article and let me know what you think. If you have stumbled across this blog before you … Continue reading Flight Shame, it’s a thing.
One of the major tourism events in our home town starts on the 21st of September. This year marks the 70th anniversary of this popular event. Toowoomba's parks and gardens bloom with masses of colour and the competition of the region's home gardeners is fierce. The carnival parade is held on the afternoon of Saturday … Continue reading Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
The Cultural precinct in Brisbane is an absolute gem in the Brisbane Crown and much of what is on offer there is free; the museum, the art gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, (GoMA). In addition it is adjacent to South Bank parkland with all of its additional features, like the lagoon, a free place … Continue reading Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct
One of Bronte's taking pictures of people looking at pictures, pictures. This is just a very quick and brief post today, I just want to highlight the fact that there are currently two fantastic and free exhibitions on at GoMA in Brisbane. The Margaret Olley and the Ben Quilty exhibitions, if you are anywhere near … Continue reading Go to GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art)