Sunset at Wattle Point Wind Farm, South Australia

12 Killer Australian Sunsets in 12 months!

Wattle Point Wind Farm, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia 2012 was a sunset spectacular supreme – over 5 months road-tripping through 4 of the 6 Australian mainland states. And the Silver Bullet has racked up over 30,000 km since we bought it in February … So with the last sunset of 2012 only a few hours away, I reflect on the[…]

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Swimmers Beach, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

On the Beach … Swimmers Beach, Yorke Peninsula

The sun rose as usual on this shining, sparkling pre-Xmas summer morning. A nice day for an apocalypse*. And where better to face the end of the world than on a (mostly) deserted Aussie beach, in an inadvertent echo of Australian classic On the Beach? A disturbing vision of post-apocalyptic dystopia, Australian author Nevil Shute’s masterpiece** was adapted for a[…]

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Rainbow Bee-eater fights the cold in Southern Australia

1000 Words About … the Mating Season!

Caught out by unseasonal – and unaccustomed – cold, this Rainbow Bee-eater family turned up in our backyard on a freezing spring morning in October. Huddling together to maximise the rays of the rising sun – and their body heat – the row of seven little jewel-like birds (count the beaks!) looked far less comfortable than when we’d seen them[…]

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Mangrove Reflections, St Kilda Boardwalk, Adelaide, South Australia

1000 Words About … Mangroves!

Travellers downunder don’t generally associate South Australia’s Adelaide with mangroves*. Nor do they associate Adelaide with St Kilda**! But once past the tremendous view over the samphire flats to the Adelaide Hills, the mangrove boardwalk in tiny seaside enclave of St Kilda transports visitors into another world. And was once the setting of a dastardly rip-off that still assaults our[…]

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“Red and Pilchard’s Day in the Country” by Red

My Story by Red Nomad OZ Today we went for a drive in the country on the Yorke Peninsula. Crops on Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia The fields were all dry but the sky was very blue. We stopped to look at flowers.   There were lots of white everlastings.   We had to look for snakes but we didn’t[…]

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2 Million Miles … and counting!

 1942 ex-Fire Tender, Edithburgh, York Peninsula, South Australia Anything RED will catch my eye. An interesting history will hold my attention. But it takes more than hue and back story to boggle my mind! And this ordinary looking 1942 truck sitting inside an old shed behind a Yorke Peninsula country town museum with magpies roosting on its rusting railing[…]

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Roebuck Bay, Broome, Western Australia

5 Cool BLUE and 5 RED Hot Aussie TOP SPOTS!

Is BLUE the new RED? It is downunder where blue and red have been interchangeable for YEARS! But before you start thinking us Aussies are a nation of colour-blind fools, it’s all due to the colloquial contrariness that means we call things the opposite to what they are. So a tall person becomes ‘Shorty’. A skinny person becomes ‘Fatso’. And[…]

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