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Road Trip Part 17 – Coffs Harbour, Paddy’s Rest and the Nightmare Drive To Byron Bay

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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 …

Road Trip Part 16 – Port MacQuarie

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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 …

Working On The World’s First Broccoli Harvester…

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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 …

Broccoli Harvest: Walabadah

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To be honest I only remember hearing the name “Walabadah” and thought it was some kind of joke. I don’t reckon I’ve even spelt it right there you know. But the fact is there is a farm close to Cressy …

Broccoli Harvest: Formosa Farm

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Next up was Formosa Farm in Cressy. Located just off the main road from Cressy to Poatina, this farm meant a drive along a very narrow mud path and then down a steep hill, which in wet conditions was pretty …

Working Wednesdays: Broccoli Harvest at Lakehouse Farm Near Cressy, Tasmania

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A rough map as to where Lakehouse Farm is…it is actually quite a historic place to have worked in Tasmanian history, although when you’re spending your days slogging away cutting broccoli, the glamour of such as location eludes you. Lakehouse …

Working Wednesdays: Processed Broccoli Harvesting at Woodside Farm, Poatina, Tasmania

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Once I moved to Poatina, Woodside was the first broccoli farm I worked on in this area. That’s the entrance to Woodside farm, with my colleague Jenny sitting on the back of my car having her lunch. The entrance to …

West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Nine – End of The Line and Arrival at Regatta Point

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After four months I’ve finally gotten round to condensing this one and finishing it off. Nine parts in total on what was an excellent day on board the steam locomotive along the West Coast Wilderness Railway. I did it alone …

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