Ok. Its an extinct volcano. Allegedly. Mt Franklin was created by a large volcanic eruption 470,000 years ago. Untold tonnes of ejecta, including granite, basalt, red & green olivine, megacrysts and scoria formed a high cone rising above the plain. Today the crater is a free camping reserve set amongst thick stands of deciduous and … Continue reading Sleeping in the volcano.
We left Canberra around 10 am and coasted down the loping undulations of the Hume highway before peeling off to the small town of Milawa (population around 600) A sign in the town proposes that the word Milawa is Aboriginal for flat ground. Wikipedia disagrees, telling us that the local Bpangerang people were custodians of … Continue reading Milawa
Well, we are just about ready to head off on our big road trip. Ripley is all freshly lubricated and provisioned up and awaiting further instructions on the launchpad. Kelly is busy stocking the fridge. Big thanks to Brian and Rhonda for the homegrown chilli olives. And thanks to mum and dad for the 20 … Continue reading Trip departure imminent.
I have been a big Nespresso fan ever since I was given one as a gift a couple of Christmases back. To the point were my expensive chrome Italian espresso machine now sits despondently just a metre from its little plastic Nespresso nemesis. Pods, are you kidding me? What about the grind man? What about … Continue reading Review: Wacaco Nanopresso.
Last weekend we travelled up to the Hunter Valley to celebrate Kelly's birthday with her sister Tara and her partner Cam. As the Hunter Valley is a primo wine-growing district, and as Tara and Cam are both oenophiles, frequent stops for tastings were mandatory. I'm pretty much colour blind when it comes to wine tasting … Continue reading A day on the green.
HAVING UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON YOUR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, DRUG ALLERGIES, NEXT OF KIN AND CARE DIRECTIVES IS VITALLY IMPORTANT TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS. YOU SHOULD CARRY THIS INFORMATION ON YOU WHEN TRAVELLING. ALWAYS. Despite initiatives such as the My Heath Record (somewhat controversially) being rolled out in Australia, your health records may not always be readily accessible … Continue reading When travelling, keep your EMERGENCY medical information with you.