Taking the road less travelled through the mountains. An 80 odd kms of unsealed road to the small town of Omeo with the small surprises. A wombat who is usually nocturnal was walking along the road, a small group of cows and beautiful farmland. Arriving in Omeo with gorgeous weather, a beautiful sunset and a still waterhole giving mirror images of the sky above. Continue reading On the road to Omeo
Because of he time frame of The Man from Snowy River Festival, I missed a few things along the way. So backtracking down to the bottom end of Victoria. Stopping off at Stacey’s Bridge for the night, I built my first fire! Yep my first. Men had never allowed me to build one in the past, as ‘they can do it’! haha I’ve seen them built … Continue reading Quest for Fire!
After the re-enactment, head to Corryong town for the Street Parade! Then go see as many events as possible. Everyone favourites, the cattle dogs! One of the big events is the Rodeo! These young men are brave! One that I know of was only 14 years old! Cross country Aussie style irrelevant of age! They start them young with the Whip Cracking events! Another … Continue reading Action Packed Four Days in the ‘Snowy’!
Each year some of the best horsemen and women come from around the country to vie for the title “The Man from Snowy River”. This ‘Challenge’ is the showcase event of the festival. The Finalists left on the last day. Over three days, they compete with various events including the ‘Brumby Catch’ and on the last day the winner/s are named in the Rodeo Arena. #44 John … Continue reading The Man from Snowy River Winner 2016
After Tasmania, I was on a time schedule to get back to Corryong in time for ‘The Man from Snowy River Festival’. The festival and events is centred around Banjo ‘ poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’ supposedly about Jack Riley’s ride who was a local to Corryong. This is our roots, pure Australian! The festival starts with a re-enactment and narration of the poem at Towong. This is a … Continue reading “There was movement at the station……The Man from Snowy River Re-enactment!
What an amazing few months travelling around our island state of Tasmania. It is certainly Australia’s best kept secret! ‘Discover Tasmania’ is the slogan and that is what you will do – discover places you had not heard about. You will learn about our rich convict history, swim in beautiful azure blue waters at stunning beaches and glorious lakes. You will take some short and long walks through … Continue reading Farwell Tasmania – A State of Discovery!
You can’t always have sunny days and wet weather can produce some stunning scenery! The rain began to set in whilst driving around the bottom half of the island to Cape Bruny and the lighthouse. Driving through South Bruny National Park was slow going on the unsealed road as the rain became heavier and harder to see. This was a surprise! Nestled just off the road is … Continue reading Saving Bruny Island to Last – Part 3 – Here comes the Rain!