As mentioned previously, we lived in Canberra for ten years. We visited the Mount Stromlo Observatory a few times. We decided to visit to see what had changed. What we had forgotten were the devastating fires that ravaged the Stromlo Forest in 2003. Many of the original buildings and telescopes were severely damaged and unrepairable. … Continue reading Astronomy on Fire!
Afraid we are a bit behind in posts but catching up finally. So Canberra, the reason we made such a quick journey south was to catch the last day of the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the national gallery; https://nga.gov.au/lovedesire/works.cfm?wrkirn=320938 . I am drawn to the romance and beauty of the Pre- Raphaelites and G thought it … Continue reading Canberra
Over night stay in Cowra Van Park. Just needed to break up the journey between Camp Blackman and Canberra. Park is beautifully located right on the river. The river precinct provides lovely walking and picnic spaces and the art work under the bridge is worth stopping and taking a look. Painted by local artist Kym … Continue reading Cowra
After leaving the Warrumbungles we headed south to Parkes or more specifically "The Dish". Leaving the country of Kamilaroi people, and moving into country traditionally owned by Wiradjuri people just want to acknowledge their continuing connection to the land and pay respect to their elders, past, present and emerging. Where ever possible we will always … Continue reading The Dish
We spent a fantastic couple of days in the Warrumbungle national park staying in Camp Blackman. The views and peaceful setting were amazing and the camp ground amenities were excellent, even hot showers and flushing toilets in the main amenities block, so camping luxury. We even had a powered van site, so did not have … Continue reading Warrumbungles Camp Blackman
You may ask why did we name this blog Gum Trees and "Galaxies". Well the title is nicely alliterative and the blog is about us hitching up a teardrop trailer heading bush but Galaxies? OK, the main reason is that I am a big technology geek and have a lot of general interest in many … Continue reading Why Galaxies?
Day one of an eighteen day trip in the eco pod, our first extended trip. Travelling south west from Toowoomba. Travelling through country traditionally owned by the Kamilaroi people, just want to acknowledge their continuing connection to the land and pay respect to their elders, past, present and emerging, all to often we forget to … Continue reading In Hot Water
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Review of Raynor Winn's The Salt Path. What do you do when you lose everything? When overnight you become homeless, losing the home, the farm you made your life in, raised your family and had hoped to live out your days? What do you do when you find you are not only homeless, but your partner, … Continue reading What do you do when you lose everything?
Just a few photos from our first outing in the new Travelbug Eco Pod. Set up was very quick. Even the tent setup was easy even though we had not removed it from its carrying bag before. The parrots are friendly. We were lucky to have had recent rain so the falls were active.