Blogs from Blinman, South Australia, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Blinman March 10th 2010

One of the few times I get my own room and a sleep in I get woken up by the Ghalas in the tree outside my bedroom window. I don’t think I have ever heard so much noise come from some birds. The kids were sound asleep so I left them hoping that they would sleep until about 10ish, but Di said that everyone was planning to go and see the Flying Doctors! Exciting stuff. Turned out that was not the plan at all and I should have left them sleeping. Oh well, they were up now so they might as well come. Mrs G needed to and see the doctor so both Mr G and she were going and as I had not been feeling well since Moyo Island it was decided I should probably ... read more
Ian preparing the BBQ

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Blinman March 9th 2010

To begin with let me apologise for being very lax at writing these blogs, with a new job that doesn’t give me a day off until my contract is over it is tough to find the time to write. But with the constant nagging of my dear Mother I have sat down to complete some more episodes. So sit back, enjoy and I am sorry it has taken so long. In my diary it says ‘I’m not sure what we actually did this morning, it is a blur of stuff’. This means that is took longer than usual for us to get ready and moving for a day of adventures in the Aussie Outback. We eventually set out in Ian’s 4x4 with me in boot, or trunk for my American friends. Let’s be clear, I was ... read more
Aboriginal Tool Marks
Sheep Shearing
A bit of a squeeze

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Blinman March 8th 2010

I have decided to skip a day, it was a resort day and I only left the room for meals. Otherwise HB and I played memory and dominos, and while they all went to the beach I repacked everyone’s suitcase. By everyone I mean F’s, HB’s and mine. See why I am deciding to skip it, I actually finished the day in 3 sentences. So that is another place finished with then. Looking back on the whole Round the World trip I would have to say that Southern Ocean Lodge was probably the best hotel we stayed in. The service was out of this world, they were all so friendly and willing to do anything to make your stay better. In a way it was like stay at a Disney resort but in the real world. ... read more
Awww a mummy and joey
Rounding up the horses
Hopping Roos

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Blinman October 18th 2008

By Claire ‘These are some of the important parts of my landscape,’ my friend Don says, his hands and eyes pointing beyond the horizon ahead as we clear Adelaide’s northern extremities and feel the spaciousness of the plains and low hills. He had offered to show me around some of his favourite parts of South Australia, should I get an opportunity to slip away from work for a few days. His words encompass far more than geography: they are part of the psychic landscape of his life. He is a great travelling companion, since he knows the region and its people so well. Don farmed for decades near the Clare Valley, famous for its wines, although these days he lives in Adelaide, his base for providing business services to pastoralists and Aboriginal communities. I am his ... read more
Heysen country
Blinman Pools
Smoko for the joey (and us) at Blinman Pools

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