Weekend getaway – day one

We recently managed to spend a long weekend with my daughter in Ipswich (Queensland). Due to Covid I have not been able to get to her house in Ipswich. She move in Dec 2019 and we were going to visit in Feb 2020…but you all know what happened. So I have not seen her newly…

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Weekend Wanderings – Glass House Mountains

Technically the title is incorrect it was a Thursday and not a weekend, it was not really a long holiday as such either, 3 days is more like a long weekend, so I will stick with Weekend Wanderings. We had been visiting with my daughter for a few days in Brisbane, this was our last…

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Weekend Wanderings – Hervey Bay, QLD

We recently visited my Daughter and Son in Law in Brisbane for a few days, so wonderful to see blue skies and feel warmth and sunshine, Queensland is an oasis from the Winter/Spring cold of Melbourne, and even just a few days in shorts and a T-shirt was wonderful, not to mention being able to…

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Weekend Wanderings – Mount Tamborine

On a recent trip to the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia I was a guest speaker at a photography convention, Moth had free time to himself and visited a few places including the Swell Sculpture festival (I am still to see the photos) and a few waterfalls and such. He visited one such waterfall up…

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Weekend Wanderings – Natural Bridge

Another wonderful spot, on The Gold Coast in Queensland, once you get away from the beaches and theme parks are the Hinterlands. The Gold Coast is nestled in a thin strip between the mountains and the ocean, tropical rainforest and lovely little towns abound in these areas. We had limited time on this trip, really…

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Weekend Wanderings – Hinze Dam

The Gold Coast is the Theme Park Capital of Australia; Warner Bro Movie World, Dream World, Wet and Wild (water Park), Sea World, Australia Zoo, Aussie World and Sea Life Park, there are other attractions as well, then, of course, is Coolangatta Beach, Surfers Paradise Beach and more. I love the beach, but I am…

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Winter Outings – St Kilda Pier at Sunset

Recently we had a free afternoon, something I have not had for a while it seems and while the weather was brisk, it was not raining and clouds looked possible for a decent Winter Sunset, a few fellow photographers decided to meet at the Historic Cafe at the end of St Kilda Pier in Melbourne…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Pink Cliffs, Heathcote

We recently took a drive out to North Central Victoria, aiming to stop at the Pink Cliffs in Heathcote late afternoon for a Winter Sunset with some other photographers. We arrived about 1.5 hours before sunset, the light was very flat, as there was so much cloud. Amazing diffused light, almost no shadows, the pink…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Woodend, Tooborac and Heathcote

After leaving Trentham Falls on a Winters day out, we stopped at Woodend for Fish and Chips for lunch and to look around the area, we spotted a few historic landmarks including the historic Woodend Bridge, sadly with graffiti! We then drove on to Tooborac via Lancefield, on the way to Heathcote, to visit a…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Trentham Falls

We visited the Trantham Waterfall recently with another photographer friend, who had not been before. The water was not flowing as freely as when we visited last time. But that was Spring, not Winter. Located about an hour from Melbourne, it is a lovely spot and a relatively easy walk. There were lots of people…

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