S and I went to a birthday party for a niece's daughter on the weekend. The park where the party was held was a surprise and beautiful. Magnificent jacaranda's were in flower and the old architecture of the parks previous function as a brick works added to the charm. Located in the Brisbane suburb of … Continue reading Rocks Riverside Park
We just had a fantastic, relaxing weekend in Stanthorpe. The surprising thing was we virtually had the entire camp ground at Sommerville Valley to ourselves, only one other set of campers, and as much peace and quiet as we could handle. Yes, the drought is having an impact but it is a green drought, the … Continue reading Granite Belt – food, wine and relaxation
Just a quick post, much more to come, we thought we would do a quick trip to Stanthorpe, wine capital of Queensland. I was a bit concerned that the area would feel a bit inhospitable after the recent fires and the on going drought but just a little rain has allowed for some greening. It … Continue reading Adventuring in wine and olive country
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.