Category Archives: Travel

Leaning loo of Leyburn

A country drive brought us to historic Leyburn on the Darling Downs, home to the Sprints (racing car races), Shane Webcke’s Royal Hotel, free creek-side camping for grey nomads, and some lovely little cottages opposite the pub (try Facebook).

What caught our eye on entering town was a delightful Anglican church, St Augustine’s
Leyburn Anglican church

and this impressively tilted dunny…

Leaning loo

Not the public toilets of Leyburn

We went on to Pratten, and saw this quaint hut in a back street.
Hut in Pratten

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Colours of north Queensland

On a recent trip to far north Queensland, we walked on the beach near the Town of 1770…

Beach at 1770

…and strolled by the bay…

Leaves in the sea at 1770

We admired the shells at Swamp Bay near Airlie Beach…

Shells at Swamp Bay

…and the seaweed at Stingray Bay in the Daintree…

Weed at Stingray Bay

On the Bump Track near Mt Malloy, leaves settled in the creek between stepping stones:

Leaves in stream on Bump Track

Lily pads at Mareeba wetlands concealed a shallow depth:

Mareeba wetlands

And the microbats at Paronella Park dozed in a cluster…

Microbats at Paronella Park

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Melbourne moments

On a recent trip to ‘sunny’ Melbourne, we visited Brighton Beach, listened to Mark Seymour in Federation Square and took in some sights. We didn’t JUST go shopping!

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Cooloola, camping and cycling

Recently we headed for Noosaville on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, during a week-long festival of arts. Our tent site was right next to the river, the cycling in Cooloola Recreation Area was challenging (wettish) and the sunsets divine.

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I love this city…..

….Sydney.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Eiffel Tower

I’ve no idea how this glorious curve happened, but I love it (and the Eiffel Tower)

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Brunswick Heads revisited

The recent Kites and Bikes festival at Brunswick Heads (New South Wales, Australia) drew the crowds – to show off bikes in the town, and fly some kites on the beach. Bruns is a terrific community and a nicely low-rise, family friendly coastal township. On our trip down for the weekend, we popped into the Tweed Art Gallery, to check out the most excellent Margaret Olley exhibit (no photography allowed, but you can find links to her work here). The gallery has a superb setting, looking toward Mount Warning and Murwillumbah.

We stayed at Hotel Brunswick, which has some nice period pieces, including fabulous ducks on the wall!!

We walked on the beach…

And into town…

And back to the beach…

For a grand weekend!

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