Tag Archives: outback

One year of retirement !

This morning I realised that it was just over a year since my retirement, on December 7th to be precise. I remember that many at work said I was too young to retire … I’ll be bored …. I’ll miss … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Expat life, Landscape, Photography, Random musings, Thailand, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life ….

I guess most of us have heard or read that title somewhere before, often on a motivational poster or similar ? It is also more or less what I wrote just over a year ago, on my very first post. … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Random musings, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The race weekend

“The Melbourne Cup of the bush” “The race at the edge of the world” That’s a couple of the slogans for the Birdsville races, which is just one round of the Simpson Racing Carnival. The other two are at Betoota … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment


This gallery contains 9 photos.

While I’m sure that at least a couple of my readers ( Jillaroo Jess and Outback Joe ) know about Birdsville somebody somewhere might be wondering where the heck the place is, and why I’m going there ….or then again, … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The road to Birdsville

After Longreach I headed for Winton, and then westward to Boulia across the “Channel Country” and then south to Birdsville. Once you start heading west you know you are really “outback”, the country soon changes to endless flat plains broken … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Landscape, Photography, Travel | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Star trails

Boulia shire, way, way out in western Queensland has a tourist motto : “wide open horizons, magical night skies” For once, it’s not an exaggeration. As Banjo Paterson wrote in “Clancy of The Overflow”: And he sees the vision splendid … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment