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Parramatta, NSW. Riding the Rails of Yesteryear

Ye Olde Steam Tramway After my recent trip on the Southern Aurora, I wondered why I have such a fascination with trains. Beyond the fact that they are such marvellous examples of human ingenuity, trains are a tangible link to … Continue reading

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Tongariro, Mt Ruapehu, N.Z. Patience Rewarded****4 stars

* * * * Waiting Amid the Clouds & Mist * * * *   Wonderfully clear day yesterday for our train journey on the Northern Explorer to Mt Tongariro in New Zealand’s North Island. Looking out the window at Chateau … Continue reading

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Southern Highlands, NSW. A Grimm Scone Tale.

……………………..A Long and Winding Road…………………… Hooray, we didn’t get lost today! After warming up with a hasty cup of tea at the Illawarra Fly, it was back to Robertson and hopes of scones or lunch in Bowral. I’d spied the … Continue reading

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Katoomba, NSW. Lacklustre Lilianfels **2stars

Great Expectations. Sadly Disappointed. Finally went horse riding for the first time ever. Didn’t fall off & enjoyed the trail ride in the Blue Mountains. It was only an hour but it still left you rather sore and tender. To … Continue reading

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Bondi, NSW. Missed Sculpture By the Sea, Again!

 Oops! Can’t believe I’ve missed Sculpture by the Sea again! Even getting up before sunrise didn’t help yesterday. An early start would mean beating all the traffic and the heat. Not a problem today though as I was waylaid only … Continue reading

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Leura, NSW. Flowerpot Scones ***3 Stars.

What: Wayzgoose Cafe Where: 174 Leura Mall, Leura, NSW   Ph: 4784 1973 When: 7 days Web: www.wayzgoosecafe.com.au Value: Excellent      Cost: Flower Pot Scone $5.50 with plenty jam & cream.   Quaint but Crusty & Chewy Have often looked … Continue reading

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Medlow Bath, NSW. The Hydro Majestic Waits Patiently……..

The Iconic Vision Continues???? The Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath was once the crowning glory of the Blue Mountains but now it lies patiently waiting for a new lease of life. Perched on the top of the escarpment with … Continue reading

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