I’ve been to Brisbane once. I spent 9 days there in 2010. I haven’t got round to writing about it yet!
With it’s name, the glamour of Surfer’s Paradise won’t be lost on you. A beach haven is exactly what it is. Things fell into place very easily on my road trip from Tasmania to Brisbane, and as a result I got to stop off and savour all the places I had wanted to and still Read more about Road Trip Part 21 – Surfer’s Paradise *[…]
Mostly photos here, time is running a wee bit short these days, as I’m planning ahead again and heading off on my travels to check out some new places. This was a joyous part of the road trip though – sunrise at Point Danger. Point Danger Radio Station. Point Danger, Coolangatta. Sunrise at Point Danger. Read more about Road Trip Part 20 – Sunrise at Point Danger and the NSW/QLD Border[…]
Coolangatta – great name for a town/city that. Don’t you just love it. I spent just over a day there as part of my road trip from Tasmania right up all the way to North Lakes (and later back to Parramatta). The reason I made the stop off in Coolangatta was to visit George Sutton Read more about Road Trip Part 19 – Coolangatta: Entrance To The Gold Coast[…]
After a night of madness and the progression of England into the World Cup Second Round at the expense of Slovenia, I enjoyed a nice sleep in a car park in the hippy magic of Byron Bay. You can read further about my night at Cheeky Monkeys bar in Byron Bay, here: Cheeky Monkeys Read more about Road Trip Part 18: Sunrise at Byron Bay and Best Break Burgers at Coolie[…]
Leaving behind Port Macquarie around 3 pm meant it should have still been possible to see Coff Harbour in daylight. I hadn’t eaten since Newcastle so settled for a quick and easy drive through McDonalds, which sat nicely in the passenger seat and was muched at various slow traffic points on the route up to Read more about Road Trip Part 17 – Coffs Harbour, Paddy’s Rest and the Nightmare Drive To Byron Bay[…]
After visiting Newcastle, next up came Port Macquarie, a relatively big harbour town also on the route up to Brisbane. The road up to Port Macquarie was excellent – very wide, smooth and not many other cars. I’d say it took me a maximum of 2 hours to get there. I parked in the main Read more about Road Trip Part 16 – Port MacQuarie[…]
It was a pleasure to have worked on the world’s first broccoli harvester – we were the first ever team to use it. There are two broccoli harvesters in existence, the brainchild of Joe Cook, our employer. The broccoli harvester was made by Tasmanian company Dobmac. They operate in Tasmania and New Zealand. Dobmac Website Read more about Working On The World’s First Broccoli Harvester…[…]