Umpherston Sinkhole

1st February 2019 The sinkhole gardens are a remnant of some magnificent sunken gardens of the late 19th century situated in the Mt Gambier region of South Australia. The sinkhole was once a typical limestone cave, formed by the corrosion of limestone rocks by seawater waves. When the roof of the cave collapsed it naturally…

Queen of Parks

I wonder if there are parks in countries – other than those once colonised by England that have botanic gardens named for a queen? I’m thinking probably not but maybe to marka visit from her royal highness, be it either Victoria or Elizabeth. Mind you I’m not sure if world travel was a thing in…

Jurgens Sungazer

Today’s post is a slight departure from the places through which we’ve travelled during our retirement trip around Australia. Instead I wanted to tell you about our “home” on the road: The Coddiwomple. Not so much the story of how we came to own it but rather how well it has served us as a…

Cairns

Day Three of the 2019 A-Z Challenge which I am participating in during the month of April. The challenge is to post six days a week, Sunday respite or catching up with other participants and their posts. Each of the twenty-six days represents a letter of the alphabet and while each post stands alone they…

Big Day Out in Melbourne

1 – 5th January 2019 I haven’t been to every major city in Australia. Truth be known, in the grand scheme of things I have not visited many other major cities in the world. Melbourne excites me. As the city reaches for the sky and meanders further from its centre, developers have been mindful to…

Bye Bye Townsville

Our time in Townsville, population 185, 000, ended on a high note. It was the perfect day to spend visiting art galleries, museums and the aquarium. With 320 days of sunshine there are few imperfect days in this Tropical oasis. Camping close to 32kms of The Riverway cycle and walkway made getting around easy. This…