The Grampians – Day 3

We had a horrendous thunderstorm and lashing rains the night before, quite eerie, we woke to blue skies, even if it was cold and made our way back home to Melbourne. We were entertained by Lemon Tree again as we packed the car, I could not resist a few more photos of him and his…

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Regular Random – Bearded Iris

My Bearded iris is just starting to bloom, so one sunny Saturday morning I went out with my camera, the pup Dexter decided to follow along and see what I was doing. I managed to capture a few images before he decided to start sniffing the blooms…and then bite it! Honestly, silly dog. So my…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 9

Day 9 Up early and packed the car, drove back to Penneshaw for the last walk along the coast, before loading the car on the ferry back to Cape Jarvis. Again it was a calm trip across the bay; so sunny and no real breeze. We left Cape Jarvis after disembarking and drove straight to…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 8

Day 8 I again slept in, while Moth and a few of the others went back to the jetty to capture the sunrise, which was a no show, so glad I slept in all cozy and warm in bed! A quick breakfast and then headed out to Cape Willoughby Lighthouse. The others decided to visit…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 5 part 4

After already having quite a day out, we then proceeded to drive down to Seal Bay for our Sea Lion guided tour on the beach. It was about one hour long and quite good, there were a few sea lions, mostly asleep on the sand, not quite as good as Cape Palliser in New Zealand,…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 5 part 1

Day 5 A quick breakfast and packed up before heading off for another of our private tours at the Raptor Domain. The beauty of travelling in groups like this is we can often arrange a private tour, exhibit or cruise just to ourselves. There were 18 of us, enough for private groups, but not too…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 4

Day 4 We rose early (before dawn) only to realise I had left my handbag, wallet and car keys at the pub…great start to the holiday. Feeling like such an idiot and so sick to my stomach and not sure what to do, no-one was of course at the pub that early in the morning,…

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Regular Random – Echidna

Leaving in Australia, we have some rather strange animals, not seen anywhere else in the world, sure we have koalas (not bears), kangaroos and wombats, but one rarely seen, even by a native Aussie is the echidna, akin to a spiny anteater. Echidnas are medium-sized, solitary mammals covered with coarse hair and spines. Spines and fur of an echidna Superficially, they resemble…

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Winter Outings – Kira’s visit to the beach

We do not have any actual grandchildren, neither of my daughters plan on any, any time soon. But we do have Grand Fur Babies…it sounds a little silly, but we do dote on them, Dexter is technically my Daughter’s Dog, not mine…but he does not seem to agree. Kira belongs to my Daughter and Son-in-law,…

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Mid-Winter Escape – Brisbane

I have not seen my daughter and son-in-law in quite a while and sure we talk online and on the phone, but ask any Mum whose baby lives well away from home, it’s just not the same. I needed some facetime. Her birthday was coming up and we decided it might be fun to surprise…

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