Pic of the week: Koonwarra, Victoria

Cycling a section of the Great Rail Trail from Koonwarra to Meeniyan. Wearing all our layers on an icy but beautiful mid-winter day.

Euroa, Victoria…

We took one last autumn trip in Kika camper, snuggled deep in wool blankets since it dropped to 5 degrees overnight. Euroa was our pick for it’s Saturday morning farmers market. Also for it’s solar heated pool, which the kids braved in the afternoon sunshine. On our traditional ‘midnight’ walk we found a fallen tree that spanned a hidden bush beach. Our fearless 6yo scrambled the length of it in the light of her head torch, which we feel ups the ante somewhat with the adventure walks. ‘Midnight’ by the way is obviously 7.00pm.

I would like to acknowledge the Nira Balug clan of the Taungurung Aborigional people as the owners and traditional custodians of the land of which I’ve written about in this post. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and continuing. The name Euroa comes from an Aboriginal word in the old local dialect meaning ‘joyful’.


 

Point Leo, Victoria, Australia

We just spent a long weekend on site #229 of Point Leo Foreshore Reserve. Our group of 8 adults & 8 kids, had free rein of the grassy clifftops of the Raw Reserve area. It was a particularly quiet time of year since it’s the weekend before Easter, and there’s still Covid spacing between sites. We have our set up/pack up time down to under two hours now, namely because our kids were happily clambering up trees with their friends. Everyone slept well, ate well, played endlessly, walked in the moonlight, swam in rock-pools, shared shells, told stories, sang, and cried with laughter. Here’s to making this an annual thing.

I would like to acknowledge the Boonwurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of Bobbanaring (the land now known as Point Leo) which I write about in this post. I pay my respects to their Elders past and present. I extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.

 

Walkerville, Victoria….

Exploring the caves at Walkerville South beach as high tide comes in…

Our top 5 spots:

1) Body boarding in the waves at Waratah Bay.

2) Rock-pooling at Walkerville North beach.

3) Local handmade icecream from the Walkerville North foreshore campsite kiosk.

4) Alison Lester’s bookshop at Fish Creek.

5) Sandy Point. An estuary where you can drive your car along the sand, and hurl yourself down the sand dunes into the shallow inlet of water.

I would like to acknowledge the Bratowooloong people of the Gunai Nation as the owners and traditional custodians of the land of which I’ve written about in this post. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and continuing.

Pic of the week: Corowa, NSW

New Year’s Eve with this view of the mighty Murray and the deafening sound of cicadas. (A classic Australian insect, nice to create a bit of an ‘outdoorsy’ atmosphere, but too much like a locust for me.) The opposite side of the river bank might have been wiser, since the Victoria/NSW border closed on New Year’s Day (Covid!) Yet is was a short and sweet spot to see in 2021 with friends.

Previous Older Entries

An.an.tas.in : The Anantasin is the name of a shipwreck  just of the coast of the Sensi Parasise, Mae Haad Bay, Koh Tao, Thailand.  That trip sparked a love for adventure, writing, and exploring the world.

Lit.tle: Because my travels started out just little old me.

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