There’s something magical about sea ports!

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!

Nariel Creek Campground – Victoria – Feeds the soul!

Opting to stay at Nariel Creek Campground during the festival and some welcomed R&R was much needed as I had been travelling constantly for the past few months. There is something about nature that feeds your soul and replenishes your energy. This gorgeous campground is large and home of the Nariel Folk Music Festival. A small donation of $5 per night! Camping near the creek, listening to the waters bubble over … Continue reading Nariel Creek Campground – Victoria – Feeds the soul!

On the road to Omeo

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

Action Packed Four Days in the ‘Snowy’!

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’!

The Man from Snowy River Winner 2016

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

“There was movement at the station……The Man from Snowy River Re-enactment!

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!

Farwell Tasmania – A State of Discovery!

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!