DEAD SHEEP FALLS

It permeated everything.  Seemed like no matter where you were it wouldn’t leave you.  It almost made one’s eyes water, so penetrating was it.  The ferns, rainforest and splash of the water were all just background to this foul smell of a rotting carcass.  What and where it was I had no idea but movedContinue reading “DEAD SHEEP FALLS”

CIRCLE BAR B PART TWO – FINDING PEACE IN THE LAND OF THE BOAT TAILED GACKLE

I stopped, the cooling breeze and the shade taking the edge off the heat.  High above was an osprey, perched on the tallest tree around.  I wondered if he’d do anything.  Perhaps he hadn’t planned to but all that went out the window when a couple of raucous crows started dive bombing him…..or her, and,Continue reading “CIRCLE BAR B PART TWO – FINDING PEACE IN THE LAND OF THE BOAT TAILED GACKLE”

“AS CLOSE AS YOU GET TO THE EVERGLADES”

Thus spake the lady and, by the time she uttered these words, I was wondering just how good it was.  Heck, judging by the number of binoculars and cameras with obscene lens, it had to be good. I’d finally found Circle B Bar Reserve after I used a street number off Trip Advisor that turnedContinue reading ““AS CLOSE AS YOU GET TO THE EVERGLADES””

RIVERBOAT POSTMAN

Imagine, for whatever strange reason (to the normal world) that you’ve decided to build by the water with no road access whatsoever.  It’s around the turn of the 19th/20th century, just living is a significant problem.  However, there is a whole world out there of which you know very little in terms of current affairs. Continue reading “RIVERBOAT POSTMAN”

BOMBO ROCKS – IT CERTAINLY DOES!

It’s day two of Kiama excursions.  I’ve made the decision to come again because of Bombo Rocks and the thought of watching some more pounding swells.  Stumbling onto Bombo on the internet and later being urged by Lorraine had been too much, the lure had succeeded. After hooking up my bike on the rack inContinue reading “BOMBO ROCKS – IT CERTAINLY DOES!”

THE OTHER WORLD

The whole day had been spent in the motorhome, literally.  With stories and photos to catch up on there was days of work to do.  That, and the fact my body was sending me messages – “No more stairs today please” being the foremost. That all went well until the sun dipped low in theContinue reading “THE OTHER WORLD”

A SWELL DAY OUT

The train rolled out of Bomaderry.  I’d been planning to do this but had put it on the backburner.  So far back I’d forgotten but a cancellation had put it back on the agenda.  That, and the fact the swell was up.  I was Kiama bound. The countryside was a feast for the eyes.  VerdantContinue reading “A SWELL DAY OUT”

WHEN WANDER TURNS TO WONDER – PART TWO, INTO THE DEPTHS

Oh, how wrong can you be.  A lot apparently. A couple of days later it was time to cover the remaining pieces of the jigsaw of trails, heading to the southern extremities on the loop trail and fording at River Oak Crossing.  Knowing walking would be the only way I took a tablet to relieveContinue reading “WHEN WANDER TURNS TO WONDER – PART TWO, INTO THE DEPTHS”

WHEN WANDER BECOMES WONDER

Slap.  I was losing count.  I wished there was someone else here so that I could share the burden.  The rains bring plagues and, apart from the mice, mosquitoes were in the ascendancy.  Slap, another bloody spot, it was time to move again. Just where I should go I wasn’t quite sure.  I’d been tippedContinue reading “WHEN WANDER BECOMES WONDER”