Australia, Musings, Travel

Custodians of Regional Stories

Queensland Roadtrip Part 7 This is not about a particular section of Far North Queensland; it's about a small square footage which is situated in strategic places from small towns in the outback to cities.  It's about local people sharing local highlights. Who with vast amounts of enthusiasm will find out what you are interested… Continue reading Custodians of Regional Stories

Australia, Travel

A Historic Village in Herberton

Queensland Roadtrip Part 6 Within 16 acres outside of Herberton is where vintage Australia comes alive as their pioneers climb out of the history books.  The village puts the fun back into history with a nature trail incorporating houses and machinery. The grounds have around 60 lovingly restored period buildings, including the 130-year-old Elderslie House… Continue reading A Historic Village in Herberton

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Blissful days in Ball Bay

Queensland Roadtrip Pt6 What a fun name, we thought.  It tickled our fancy and ignited that playfulness side of us. We came across Ball Bay as we were searching for an idyllic place to relax for a few days.  Luckily for us, we had found that perfect place. It's always a relief to have a… Continue reading Blissful days in Ball Bay

Australia, Travel, Walks

Hiking in Porcupine Gorge National Park

Queensland Roadtrip Part 5 After leaving Hughenden, we had hours of driving on long stretches of road before reaching the turnoff leading to the Gorge.  Finally arriving at the said turnoff, we passed through flat woodlands of typical Australian Eucalypts and Acacias it gave us no hint of the existence of the Gorge, leaving us… Continue reading Hiking in Porcupine Gorge National Park

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Have you been to Yungaburra?

Queensland Roadtrip Pt4 After leaving The Daintree Rainforest area, we headed south and inland. It was a long scenic drive down to the Atherton Tablelands. After making camp in Atherton itself, we were in the centre of most places we wanted to explore. This is the first of many moments we enjoyed in this area.… Continue reading Have you been to Yungaburra?

England, Life at No.22, New Zealand

A Blooming Lovely Spring – UK & NZ

The fog is lifting,  flowers are blooming,  birds are twittering, the sun is shining,  windows are opening, with people wondering.  Has Springtime finally arrived?    BLUEBELLS The beauty of a field or clumps of flowers. Is a feast for sore eyes when for years we had the opportunity to wander around the countryside of the… Continue reading A Blooming Lovely Spring – UK & NZ

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Queensland Roadtrip Pt 3 – Cooktown

One of the attractions we wanted to see was actually situated before reaching the coastal town of Cooktown. The place I am referring to is the Black Mountain [Kalkajaka, “place of the spear”] National Park. Kalkajaka is literally a disappearing mountain. It's steeped in myths and legends. This ominous mountain loomed over us as we… Continue reading Queensland Roadtrip Pt 3 – Cooktown