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

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Queensland Roadtrip Pt 2 – The Daintree Rainforest

After been fed and caffeinated, it was time to hit the road. We departed Port Douglas bright and chirpy, not unlike the numerous birds that have serenaded us each morning and most of our daylight hours. We were now heading up further on the windy coast road and have the added bonus of a short… Continue reading Queensland Roadtrip Pt 2 – The Daintree Rainforest

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Queensland Roadtrip Pt 1 – Cairns to Port Douglas

Every time we go away, I do wonder how on earth we will settle back into "normality'. To a slower pace of life.  Well, compared to the "busy life" of being on the move travelling and exploring every day. Each time it happens all too quickly, with clothes unpacked, washing machine on, fridge stocked with… Continue reading Queensland Roadtrip Pt 1 – Cairns to Port Douglas

Australia, Travel

Off for an Aussie Walkabout

Gidday Mates, After much debate with myself, I decided to take a break from blogging while we are tripping about in Northern Queensland. There are a few reasons why I thought it wouldn't be a great idea. Firstly, the WIFI will be either the fastest ever or non-existent. Secondly, I am on driving duty and… Continue reading Off for an Aussie Walkabout