November 2013 – 2104 Budget Travel Talk

  It is hard to believe that we are well into the month of December.  The perfect to time to reflect on the year.  I’ve  made a coffee so why don’t you join me for a recap of our budget travels from November 2013 to November 2014. November 2013 We returned to Australia from Turkey […]

Tuesday in Townsville at City Lane

City Lane opened in June 2014 and is labelled as Townsville’s first creative laneway project. Melbourne has the finest laneway culture in Australia and City Lane is meant to encapsulate that feeling. In the CBD to purchase some Yen for our first trip to Japan, we took the opportunity to check it out. Arriving via […]

Tuesday in Townsville at the 2014 Glencore Greek Fest

Last Saturday (11th October) we had a blast at the Glencore Greek Fest at Riverway Townsville.  Having missed the event last year, nothing was going to stop us attending this time around. The Greek Fest is a sponsored event and the facilities were as usual excellent.  We first noticed workmen erecting the huge marquees and […]

Tuesday in Townsville or Relaxing Wongaling Beach Style

It is no secret that Marty and I live in North Queensland, Townsville to be precise, and that we love all things beachy – boating, fishing, swimming, sandcastles, picnics, beach-combing… you name it. On a RECENT MINI-BREAK at Mission Wongaling Beach we enjoyed our favourite beachy pursuit – strolling.  Those long morning and afternoon strolls, gave us time […]

Visit Townsville in Springtime

Townsville has exploded into Spring. Yesterday I took my camera and my dog for a walk down by the Ross River. The native bottlebrush trees had shed their workaday demeanour and dressed themselves in flowers.  Some surrounded their new flowers with a flush of pale green Spring leaves. These same trees have proven abilities to […]

Tuesday in Townsville and a Mini Break at Mission Beach

Townsville is well positioned to sample the delights of life in North Queensland. Just off-shore is our special Maggie, formally known as Magnetic Island; while driving an hour or so west leads to Charters Towers or Charlies Trousers an old gold mining town; and it’s only an hour south to our latest favourite fishing spot of Morris Creek. a mangrove […]

Finding Nature on the edge of Surburbia

Not even on the edge really.  We took a morning walk along the banks of Ross River which disects Townsville in North Queensland Australia.  We were on the town or more established side of the river where there is a walking path and wide open space between the last row of dwellings and the wildish […]

Sunshine Coast Food with a View

On Friday 18th July, 2014,  Noosa on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, was named an Australian National Surfing Reserve.  It joins the other select few – Manly N.S.W., Margaret River W.A. and Phillip Island Vic. … in recognition of world-class breaks and local surf heritage.  The Reserve is positioned between the Noosa River mouth and north Sunshine […]