40 days in Port Macquarie- it sounds like a movie title. Thank goodness I managed to find a great airbnb close to the CBD with a delightful owner who is happy to let me stay on, so I do not have to get involved with real estate and leases etc. The word is, the apartments … Continue reading Still in the Port…40 days and 40 nights..
It was a a quick 2 hours down the road to Forster/ Tuncurry and another timeshare at Pacific Palms. This was a very long week -as it is quite isolated and the weather continued its cold streak. It's very attractive waterways did not compensate for the boredom. I read lot of books. The resort did … Continue reading Back to Port Macquarie.
After I landed at Sydney after a fabulous flight with AIRNZ I then hopped into my car and drove up the north coast of NSW to Cabarita Beach and BOGANgar...it was a long drive with jet lag and I managed to crash into the back of a stationary truck..entirely my fault. Serendipitously, I had acquired … Continue reading HOMELESS…..
"The chicken is a Heritage Breed, woodland-raised chicken that’s been fed a diet of sheep's milk, soy and hazelnuts," But is it local? Ahh Portland trendy, hipster and old hippy: and home to the original food truck movement. But it is 72.2% white which makes it one of the whitest cities in USA with some … Continue reading PORTLANDIA…Can you tell us about the chicken? Well, his name was Kevin…
Viagara (Viagra) Falls..for the newly wed and the nearly dead, is a favourite saying among the locals in Toronto. Yes it was crawling with tourists, and yes the town is cheap and nasty, but I am glad I saw it. Thankfully we arrived early enough to have avoided the late morning rush.. of Queue Central. … Continue reading VIAGARA FALLS.
'The City that Fun Forgot' is one of the many nicknames for Ottawa, being a Capital City ... a bit like Canberra. However this is not the case, I really enjoyed Ottawa. This was greatly enhanced by meeting up with friends Marg and Dave whom I met on the Douro River -we were part of … Continue reading Ottawa..lotta watta.
The return cruise was NOT as enjoyable as a solo traveller. There were large family groups of assorted ages who did not feel the need to communicate with a solo Australian and so I found it isolating. Normally I am very confident in these situations, and there were very few Australians on board, but lots … Continue reading RETURN TO MONTREAL.