Travel Log – 21.01.23 – 27.01.23

On Saturday, 21st January, 2023 I headed down the Hume Hwy to Melbourne for my elder sister Helen’s Memorial Service and ashes burial. It was the first time I had driven to Melbourne for something like 40 years! Enroute I stayed with former Clyde Station Managers Tony and Michelle McManus at their great new Station … Continue reading Travel Log – 21.01.23 – 27.01.23

Outback Opera – Blog Log

In May 2022 I made a BIG 16-day trip by road from Sydney to western QLD. I was motivated by a desire to enjoy quality music in the outdoors including soprano Greta Bradman and to observe much of inland Australia looking its best in seasonal terms. This is a nostalgic account of the trip and … Continue reading Outback Opera – Blog Log

Travel Log – Ashes to Ashes

Here we go again... Saturday 10th August, 2019 Riots in Hong Kong and a very deep atmospheric low over south-eastern Australia gave rise to more than the usual pre-departure concerns about this trip. The latter meant Sydney Airport’s strong westerly winds reduced runway availability to the single east-west strip and we were 90 minutes late … Continue reading Travel Log – Ashes to Ashes