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History assuaged my natural curiosity during school and the internet fulfils the role whenever I need to know the specifics of a matter.  English was my second love at school. Words and their meaning have held a fascination since standard four when we had a brilliant spelling and grammar text book presented as a series of…

Murramarang National Park

Linda Stewart We consider ourselves glampers as opposed to hard-core camping types.  We enjoy our comfortable camping chairs, inner sprung mattress in the camper trailer and meals cooked in pots and pans rather than heated up tinned food.  That said our love of the Australian outdoors is only hampered by work restrictions (it sure gets…

Lake Macquarie

Linda Stewart Lake Macquarie is the largest salt water lake in Australia and covers an area four times the size of Sydney harbour.  Its eastern outlet is to the Pacific Ocean and its western border nestles into the Watagan Mountains.  We came to live in a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in 2003…

Travels in Turkey: Amyntas Tombs

Linda Stewart Lycian rock tombs are dotted all over Turkey but those we saw and photographed here are those of the Amyntas Tombs in Fethiye.  They are an imposing landmark and the Telmessos (Fethiye) tombs are some of Turkey’s finest examples of funerary craftsmanship. The Lyceans carved elaborate tombs from soft sandstone rock faces believing…