I will not be able to read your posts for a while but will try to catch up a bit when I return to Melbourne. I will try to have some photos soon but everybody has a different photo programme and I am finding it different from mine at home. Where I am staying now, at my sister’s place, one of the computers has the … Continue reading Difference in the Detail
Made it to Townsville. Will rest for two days and then go on to Cairns. Now a lot of people were a little sceptical about the idea of stopping every 100 kilometres. You’ll want to look at lots more. No, I said. But you were right and I was wrong. So I decided to stop every 50 km. And that worked much better because the … Continue reading 3100 kilometres —- And a readers’ survey.
The trip North. I have much to show you and much to tell. I have lived 75 years in my own country and I have known so little because I never looked. But this time I stop every 50 kilometers and look hard through my camera. Often I have seen what I have looked for; the green lush pastures just north of Melbourne and the … Continue reading Traveling with small steps
Candice from Canada has a once a month post where she repost something from the past. As you grow your blog you are often struck by the fact (I know I am) that there are some followers that you get to know and you know you wrote something before they were connected that they would really like. (https://thismademesmiletoday.wordpress.com/) You can see what I mean if … Continue reading A Castle of Dreams
Email to Fi, cc Ken, Jackie. Dear Fi and Dear Ken, Since my phone call the other day with the good news about your mother I thought you would like to read a transcript of a news article that appeared in a Melbourne edition of “The Age” newspaper. It is quite brief but says it all. ‘Today in a Melbourne Courtroom the fate of two … Continue reading The Daylesford Decision – The Best of Things, The Worst of Things.
Well you must start from somewhere and in Victoria all distances are measured from the old GPO. (General Post Office). So this is zero – late at night. We wont start late at night because we plan to travel during daylight. We will start from two places. I will start in Caulfield, in Melbourne and Robin, that is my sister, will leave from Geelong. We … Continue reading Melbourne to Cairns – Introduction
Michael returned to two very angry men. “Right Mick, Michael, Commander, Constable or whatever the bloody hell you want to be called. This is bloody entrapment. We get charged and we explain it all. That bastard John trapped us with an almighty con job. And we can prove it. Yes, I offered to take the stuff. But I didn’t know. I know the law. To … Continue reading The Daylesford Decision – Welcome to Kuala Lumpur
Travels with Charley. 1960 road trip. 57 years ago John Steinbeck my favourite American writer took a trip in a specially made camper, ‘Rocinante’, named after Don Quixote’s horse. Steinbeck travelled in an anti-clockwise direction around the US of A and was accompanied by his great big Poodle Charley. The trip was about 10,000 miles (16,000km) Next week I will be travelling from Melbourne to Cairns in … Continue reading Travels with the Dragon.
I’ve been concentrating on saving Emily and have forgotten most other things. So here’s a little song. I hope you like it. You don’t have to read anything into it. And I have been told the video is unavailable, so I have posted it twice just in case. Just a song we shared, I’ll hear Brings memories back when you were here Of your … Continue reading Sixto
On a dark and overcast day about one week later, a Malaysia Airlines 747-400 took off from Heathrow, London, on its way to Australia. It had one stop to make in Kuala Lumpur. On board were two men, both a little over middle age – how old they were is not at all relevant but it is hoped that they have at least ten or … Continue reading The Daylesford Decision – A Red letter Day.