Southeastern Australia Redux And Recovery Itinerary – November 8, 2017 to December 3, 2017

This was essentially a redo of a trip that took place back in November 2006, when it was adversely affected by some of Australia’s worst drought on record at the time.  This time around, Julie and I once again did this trip together alone…

“Yanada” (South Australia and Victoria – November 8, 2017 to November 23, 2017)

Just when Julie was about to get into the car after using the restrooms here, she smelled something burning. At first, I thought it was something with the car. But she said it was more like a fire…

New Improvements at Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve 2013

In the second half of 2012 members of the local community around Toora, and nearby towns, came together to form the “Friends of Agnes Falls Inc”. After much letter writing, meetings, and liaison with Parks Victoria, the South Gippsland Shire Council, and a number of State Government politicians, the group was recently successful in obtaining […]

Agnes Falls, South Gippsland (near Toora)

A hidden gem, and big surprise to most visitors, these single span falls drop 59 metres to the gorge below. A two hundred metre walk from the carpark takes you to two viewing platforms, one facing the falls, the other the gorge. A pretty walk with occasional glimpses of what is to come. Most spectacular […]

Southeastern Australia Road Trip Itinerary – November 1, 2006 to November 30, 2006

This itinerary covers our second trip to Australia six months after our first trip. This time, however, we focused on the Southeastern part of the country spanning the states of New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory (or ACT), South Australia, and Tasmania…

“Christmas in November” (Melbourne and Gippsland, VIC, Australia – November 10, 2006 to November 12, 2006)

…we were dismayed to find that the street we were supposed to take had closed… But when the next street came around, it too was closed. Then the next street and the next. What was going on?