The day began with another sumptuous breakfast cooked in our new camp kitchen. Sometimes I think we eat better while camping than we do at home. Today we were planning to knock off another of the major tourist attractions in the area - Jenolan Caves. Again, this had been recommended to us by many people … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 7 – Jenolan Caves.
We awoke this morning to icy conditions - white grass, hard tents and a layer of ice a couple of mm thick on the buckets. Despite the chill, today actually seemed warmer than yesterday as there was no wind. As the sun rose it warmed us up nicely. The kids (well, Adam) were pretty excited … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 6 – Katoomba’s Scenic World.
Day 5 and the main purpose of our trip was here. The Blue Mountains. Out of the 5 of us, Jamie is the only one who had been there before. We've been blessed with fantastic winter weather on this trip - it is cold (winter), but during the day the sun has been shining. Couldn't … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 5 – The sights of Katoomba.
Day 4 arrived and it was time to move on to our next temporary home. At least today we had a dry pack up - it made things so much better. We've been really lucky with the weather so far - a bit chilly but sunny during the day. Yesterday was even a short sleeves … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 4 – Dubbo to Lake Lyell.
You may have noticed that the title of this series is "Blue Mountains Odyssey", and that we have not been to the Blue Mountains thus far. Don't worry - tomorrow is the day. When we started planning this trip, it seemed like a good idea to do a round trip and take the opportunity to … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 3 – Dubbo.
Day 2 we awoke to the sound of rain on the tent. Not a big deal - we're used to camping in all kinds of weather conditions. Can't say we've been impressed by Forbes at all. The waterways look nice from the main thoroughfare, but the free camping is down the stinky end. Smelled a … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 2 – Forbes to Dubbo.
The day had arrived...... after months of planning, which included buying an off road camper trailer, only to find out our poor old Patrol needed a heart and lung transplant (well - new engine). We had the dilemma of whether or not to invest money in our 10yo beast, or to cut our losses - … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 1 – Melbourne to Forbes
This blog is my final submission for a unit of study I have been doing online with the University of Tasmania, and is the reason I have grown over the past couple of months from Facebooker, to Blogger and now to Web Designer. The final assessment requires me to submit between 7 & 10 images which … Continue reading The Urban Farm
Ask any photographer what their favourite subjects are to shoot and you will collect a wide range of responses. Portraits, landscapes, nature, macro, sport..... the list goes on. I myself have a few favourites - one of which is street art. As someone who has studied art on and off since my teens, but sadly … Continue reading Melbourne Street Art
To be honest, I bought the 50mm because it was cheap. I'd recently bought a second hand Nikon D90 to go with a lensbaby lens an online friend had gifted me (but that's another story). I needed another lens for everyday use as the lensbaby is very specialist (google it). I'd heard that the 50mm … Continue reading Backyard scavenger hunt