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Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Great for viewing, hiking or rock climbing. OK, so I have featured these recently on several occasions. Please forgive my indulgence as I post this more recent perspective, on the way to the famous music festival town of Woodford (folk festival each Christmas – New Year period). For a scenic…

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Winton, Queensland. Worth the meditative drive to get there.

Winton. On the map, for anyone doing the ‘lap’ of Australia. On the flat country of outback western Queensland, Australia. Pleasant, even cool weather in the Winter, very hot in the Summer months. Rain is less common, although torrential rain and devastating floods experienced to the near north east in…

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Big country, big state, much diversity

It is always both fun and a privilege to travel this great country, to see its vastness, its challenges, and differences. Thankfully, it is also so wonderful to discover that practically anywhere you do travel in this large country, you can still feel ‘at home’. But of course, not everywhere…

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Longreach. A fair dinkum place way out west.

A must do place to visit. And a great gateway to so many other wonderful Australian outback adventures. I look forward to my next road trip through Longreach. It does get hot here in the summer, but is mild and even cool in the Winter (especially overnight). Longreach. Famous for…

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Julia Creek. A proud place to be.

Despite the devastating floods in Feb 2019, this pride of people in this harsh place shines through. A special town with a special marsupial (like them, threatened, but battling on). Julia Creek was once a distant place on a map for me. Mental note for many years was, I will…

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Mount Isa. Glad to meet you!

One of the iconic views of Mount Isa, after sunset. And the daylight version. So to many outsiders, I suspect that the images above may encapsulate their perspective of Mount Isa. Sure it is a mining town. However, on my two recent visits, I was most privileged to meet with…

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Sunshine Coast Hinterland – Therapy for the Soul

So many joyful and beautiful views traipsing the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Recent rain has also meant plenty of growth and greenery. Lovely! I have had the good fortune to see substantial parts of Queensland in recent times. Today I feature the gorgeous hinterland west of the stunning beaches of the…

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Share the joy, the view, the excitement

A joyful day, a beautiful place and vicarious excitement and awe watching the human bird soar. The awesome and relentless ocean. The stable, timeless and fascinating rocks, to examine, each so unique, to walk upon, to see the water colliding, the sounds. The interaction of sun, air, water and shoreline….

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Living in a holiday destination … by the sea

So we have travelled up the western Australian coast, and so admired the Indian Ocean, the Ningaloo reef, the turquoise waters, the stunning colours of the Kimberley, the gorgeous sunsets in Darwin, and so much inland, the rugged and ancient landscapes, the rock pools, the joy of being on holidays…

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A new beginning on the Sunshine Coast Queensland – Aug 2018

The revolving cycle of life. From firsts, to lasts, and lots in-between. Starting again in a new location, new state, although to be fair and respectful to so many immigrants, and refugees, still in our special and beautiful country. And to re-affirm the key values of this blog, gratitude, joyfulness…

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