The persistent huge rain events on the east coast and eastern inland areas of Australia are making the news every day, and with rainfall now filling rivers and making its way down the river systems, there are many nervous communities. This is especially true in areas where rivers meet up and become one, namely the… Read More Murray River Levels South Australia
Tourism Australia has launched its latest campaign to attract overseas visitors to come and visit, but frankly it leaves me a bit baffled. The latest ambassador for promoting Australia to the world is a CGI (computer generated image) kangaroo. Yes really, a cartoon character called Ruby the roo. The character will be voiced by Aussie… Read More Australia – Come and Say G’day
That is the title of the latest story I’ve written for On The Road magazine, spring 2022 edition. The story looks at how silo art has taken off in Australia, with more than 50 once drab and neglected concrete silos and other structures, now sporting a new coat of paint, which in the process has… Read More How a Coat of Paint can Refresh a Town
You can’t fail to see street art when you visit Melbourne, it is everywhere! City laneways are renowned for the art and on our last visit I managed to find a few new to me. Spending time around Fitzroy is another jackpot area if you’re looking for art and murals.
We always love visiting Melbourne to visit family and for someone like me, who rarely ventures near a city, it feels a bit like being set loose in another universe. No matter what time of day or night, there are crowds of people in the suburbs and where we stay in Fitzroy North, this seems… Read More Doing Melbourne like a Local
The statistics for our last trip have been tallied, so for those interested in a similar trip, here are a few details of our loop around three states. We drove a total of 3763 kilometres in 31 days, starting in SA then travelling to Broken Hill in New South Wales, down through Victoria’s western region… Read More Tri State Trip Round Up