Freedom! Googs Track and the Ikara Flinders Ranges

19/05/2020 Finally leaving Coffin Bay , after 7 weeks of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we headed north along the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula. We made stops at a few places including Dutton Bay, Venus Bay, Elliston, Streaky Bay and Ceduna, all pleasant little towns with various ocean and coastal views. WeContinue reading “Freedom! Googs Track and the Ikara Flinders Ranges”

The Barossa Valley to Coffin Bay SA

We spent a couple of days in the Barossa Valley, but as we had no room for too much wine in Katya, our motorhome, we had to resist temptation. Rather than ramble on as I usually do, I thought I’d post a few photos from the last couple of weeks that we’ve spent in SouthContinue reading “The Barossa Valley to Coffin Bay SA”

Kangaroo Island, after the fires, and heading up to Adelaide

Knowing that at least 1/3 of Kangaroo Island was burnt out in the recent devastating bush fire season, we wanted to go anyway. We arrived on Friday afternoon after getting a ferry an hour later than originally planned because Mark wanted to get cheap fuel that took us 20 minutes out of our way. ThankfullyContinue reading “Kangaroo Island, after the fires, and heading up to Adelaide”

Colours of the desert – Broken Hill to Mount Gambier

Pro Hart is a favourite painter of ours and we never knew until arriving in Broken Hill that this is where he had lived and worked. The colours he used in his paintings are vibrant blues and reds, which I had always thought were a bit too unreal, but when you see the desert inContinue reading “Colours of the desert – Broken Hill to Mount Gambier”

Westward bound – Windellama to Cobar

I sometimes marvel at how things turn out for us. We completed our tour of Victoria, having managed to see the East Gippsland and Victorian mountain areas before they were devastated by the recent fires, and we now have memories of those beautiful areas that we will treasure even more knowing that it will beContinue reading “Westward bound – Windellama to Cobar”

Christmas and New Year in Central and Southern Victoria

The fires near Windellama have stopped 5 km away from our property. There isn’t any bushland left to the north, south and east of it, but it is safe. Knowing the tragedy that some people have lost their homes, their only homes, we feel very grateful. Our Windellama holiday home is quite remote and surroundedContinue reading “Christmas and New Year in Central and Southern Victoria”

Down Thunderbolts Way – Moree to Gloucester

Is there a purpose to travelling? I’ve been wondering about this as the unaccustomed, luxurious feeling of going where we want, for as long as we want, slowly filters into my normally highly strung and minutely planned way of being. It felt too haphazard, too selfish, and too lacking in purpose. But it is becomingContinue reading “Down Thunderbolts Way – Moree to Gloucester”

An opal-hearted country – St. George to Lightning Ridge

In St. George, Queensland, there is a shop and museum which houses the collection of Steve Margaritis, who carved emu eggs for 60 years. The first egg I came across in the museum was the one he carved to commemorate the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, and I was surprised and proud to see the nameContinue reading “An opal-hearted country – St. George to Lightning Ridge”