Anzac Day and Gallipoli Memories

The Gallipoli Peninsula. The Peninsula is in the Thrace region, in the Northern or European part of Turkey.  The Peninsula is washed on one side by the Agean Sea and on the other by the Dardanelles, the narrow strait that connects the Marmara Sea with the Agean.  It is visited by thousands of Australians and […]

Spotlight on Townsville

  Townsville sits on the East Coast of Australia in the curve of Cape Cleveland overlooking the Coral Sea. A Cape Cleveland sunrise marks the start of our day in Townsville.   Morning is as good a time as any to meet the colourful and noisy locals as they search the Bottle Brushes and the […]

Tuesday in Townsville or Chinese with a Downpour

It was all Marty’s fault.  He went and declared the wet season over on a recent afternoon walk.  I knew then and there that we were in for more rain. On Saturday 12th April with Cyclone Ita situated somewhere up near Cairns we went to dinner at the Capitol Regent Chinese restaurant in the City.  […]

Tuesday in Townsville with the Fish Poison Tree

Crossing over the little creek that enters the ocean near Strand Waterpark my heart skipped a beat.  Recently the profusion of lily plants beneath the trees had been culled and the gardens redressed. From a distance I could see the flowers sprinkled against the dark red of fresh bark chips. Expectantly I hurried toward the […]

Tuesday in Townsville Barra and Birds at Peter Faust Dam Proserpine

Last week-end the fathers and sons from our circle of friends got together for a fishing trip.  Being of the wrong gender I was not invited, but Marty did the right thing and took lots of photographs.  The weather was beautiful and all of his photos were fantastic.   Here are some of my favourites. Well […]

Tuesday in Townsville Sunset and Bird

This Tuesday I have two Townsville photographs to share.  They are not cafe reviews, or Things to Do in Townsville, but just moments from my day. I took this first shot through the windscreen on the way home from our daily walk along The Strand. The next one came about as I was sitting at […]

Tuesday in Townsville Central Park in Townsville not NYC

The Ross River winds it’s way from the Ross River Dam in the far suburb of Kelso through a series of weirs that tame it.  In it’s lower reaches the Ross River or Ross Creek as it is correctly known in this Inner City location was looking quite picturesque so I stopped to take some […]

Tuesday in Townsville at the Longboard

Whenever somebody invites me to lunch I always hope they will choose a destination along Townsville’s Strand.  So when two of my sis-in-laws invited me to the Longboard I was excited.  The Longboard shares the Gregory Street headland with one of my favourite spots The C Bar, but I had been wanting to visit the […]