Anna and I went hiking on Mt Coot-ha, about 5km west of downtown Brisbane. Mt Coot-ha is a popular spot for hiking, cycling and picnics. The forest, primarily open eucalypt, is Brisbane’s largest natural area at 1500+ hectares. A little history Mt Coot-ha was home to Turrbal Aboriginal people. The name is derived from “kuta” [...]
We took a day-trip to Redcliffe, a small city 30 km north of Brisbane on Moreton Bay. View the photos at http://photos.yahoo.com/shunwicks.
Piper: The Journey Home. This is a harrowing tale of our trip to Sydney to pickup a very expensive cat. The ID foul-up We had booked our outbound flight to Sydney on JetStar, the discount arm (wing?) of national carrier Qantas, via its website. A day or 3 later, a call from JetStar advised us [...]
On account of the good Aussie weather, we can get away with not owning a hot-air clothes dryer. This is not without risk, however — As the attached picture shows, the local wildlife sometimes takes exception to my fashion choices.
***I am a Caramel Crunch Donut*** BlogThings.com says that I: Am a complex creature, guilty of complicating things for fun. Have been known to sit around pondering the meaning of life… Or at times, pondering the meaning of my donut. To frost or not to frost? To fill or not to fill? These are my [...]
The risk of earthquakes may be part of “life as usual” in California, but tsunami warnings are not commonplace in Australia. So Monday morning’s urgent warnings that a tsunami could hit Australia were strange broadcasts to hear on the radio while driving to work or school. The instructions were to stay away from the water [...]