Sea ports have much activity with boats, marine life, birds. Yet water scenes always soothes the soul regardless of the activity. Port Albert on the south coast of Victoria provided some stunning scenes. Arriving in time for a glorious sunset… Watching the boats go out for a day of fishing! No fishing? Try telling the birds or a sting ray to read! Huge sting rays hovered … Continue reading There’s something magical about sea ports!
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!
The bottom half of Bruny Island is quite different and this where most of the tourists visit. And this is the reason why! FOOD!!! Oysters, Cheeses, Breads!!! The Oysters are farmed just across the road from the restaurant! Famous Bruny Island Cheese. I found it a little expensive, yet you have some interesting flavours to choose from. The bread is baked on the premises, good … Continue reading Saving Bruny Island to Last – Part 2 The Food!!!