Change of Plans

It is winter down under where we live so we expect rain, cloud and wind which the BOM site (Bureau of Meteorology) forecast for the weekend.   Working an eight day fortnight, alternating Fridays and Mondays off, once a fortnight we have a four-day weekend and we try to get away in our camper trailer. However,…

Warner’s Bay Walkway

Linda Stewart Last weekend we took our bicycles up to Newcastle as it has been a while since we had been along the Newcastle Coastal Walkway.  We started at Nobby’s Headland and continued as far as we could and before the rain set in again.  This weekend we visited another walkway closer to home, the walkway…

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…

Australia Day

On the other side of the world many of you will be waiting for the Sandman to come visiting … while here in the Land Down Under it is Australia Day (correctly pronounced Straya Day). It is the one day in the year on which the rest of us catch up with those among us…