Hindsight

Paying tribute to a momentous event fifty years ago today

People often reminisce about significant events in their life, usually remembering clearly where they were when they learned about, experienced or observed such events. It is also common that people can report how they felt when they experienced those moments in time. So it will be today and in recent…

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What is the segue to the moon mission?

Not much! Maybe not at first glance. I just wanted to post a pretty picture. However… Check out the foot prints on the beach. Soon they will disappear, either via tide, or wind, or further human traipsing. Contrast with the moon. Apparently, all those footprints from just the twelve men…

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In awe of the moon, and the program to get there

As an older person privileged enough to have witnessed humanity’s first steps on the moon (via black and white TV of course), I remain in awe of that program. In two days, it is fifty years since that occurred. It was certainly an amazing achievement by the Americans and NASA…

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Room with a special view

The view from Mt Oberon, near Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria. Australia. “The Prom” is the southern most edge of mainland Australia, with the great island of Tasmania to the south across Bass Strait. In the age of the digital camera, I have so wanted to return to this spectacular…

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Kangaroo Island, respite for the soul

After preparing my last post, and commenting on the benefits of just being in nature, I was reminded of our wonderful trip to Kangaroo Island, in South Australia. A gentle reminder to all, to not just get out in nature, but work each day to preserve it. I trust you…

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My hometown. Always will be.

On my occasional visits to my hometown, I see it increasingly through the eyes of a tourist, a visitor, and outsider. But forever it will be my hometown. I am grateful for that, to have grown there, educated there, entertained there, and been safe there. Friends and family there too….

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NT Top End Reflections 20180707

Well the trip is done and dusted, although the red dirt stains remain. Fortunately the overriding joy of this recent experience lives on in our memories.┬áTravelling from Darwin and back, and visiting the National Parks of Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield was certainly most worthwhile. Perhaps in hindsight it could have…

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Perth to Broome road trip. Reflections 20180619

On my ‘do-nothing-day’ here in the warm climate of Broome, I thought I would post a brief note about our three week experience driving between Perth and Broome. You can choose to use this information as you wish, acknowledging that what suits some people, how people wish to travel, do,…

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A green tree frog in Broome. 20180618

There we were, enjoying our three course meal in the wilderness camp in the Kimberley. No mobile phone, no Internet, no TV. Just fun conversations and social interaction. Quite pleasant really. So logically, the topic shifted to wildlife. Frogs actually. Green tree frogs, to be precise. Our adjacent dinner companion…

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Gibb River Road. Reflections of a wonderful experience. 20180617

Some reflections of this recent wonderful trip in the Kimberley, in far north Western Australia. My thoughts may not necessarily be highly ordered, maybe not always coherent but provided to share with readers the joyfulness, the grandeur and the privilege of experiencing this great wilderness, admittedly at a time when…

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