November 2018 - March 2019
  • Day16

    Springfield Central, Australia

    December 9, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Robelle domain is a well laid out public space enjoyed by people from all over the south east of Queensland. Many groups getting together for celebrations and a great day out. The playground and water play area is very popular.Read more

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  • Day8

    Brisbane Holiday Village

    December 1, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We have been here for two weeks with family. There has been many celebrations over the two weeks we have been here. Lots of swimming in the pool. The Melbourne family have been enjoying lots of fresh fruit, something that is far more costly further south.

    Watermelon, honeydew varieties, peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, blueberries, strawberries and much more. All at a fraction of the cost in Melbourne.

    When we first arrived the weather was very hot. We had the air conditioners running flat out for the first couple of days. We watched the news of fires right along the Queensland coast burning out of control. Some were threatening family and friends directly. Entire towns were evacuated.

    Soon the temperature dropped to more pleasant levels and we have hardly used the air conditioner. Overnight has been cool enough to need a sheet over. Days have been partially overcast, lowering the swimming pool temperature quite a bit. Swims have become shorter with a hot shower afterwards.

    There have been many trips to local shopping centers to stock up on groceries. We have made quite a few trips now to visit relatives and friends. We have also had several groups visit us here.

    The apartment is well laid and has everything one needs. A good kitchen and comfortable beds in the three bedrooms. A total of 5 television sets and 4 air conditioners. Most of the time we have had the huge full length Windows at the front fully open to enjoy the outside.

    For us this has been a top shelf holiday.
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  • Day3

    Queens Park - Maryborough.

    November 26, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    This park is really quite spectacular. We found the sausage tree flowering. They come out each night and fall to the ground early morning. Many animals eat the nectar the fertilized flower then start to form a giant sausage shaped fruit up to about 0.5m in length that can weigh over 10kg.

    I would not like to be under the tree when the fruit falls. The fruit is poisonous but in Africa the outer part is dried and fermented with sugar to make a bitter alcoholic drink. Various parts of the fruit and tree are used in medicines and antiseptic potions.

    A lot of effort has been made building a world class Anzac memorial. Great displays and lots of information. Don't be in a hurry when you visit. If you have a QR code reader on your smart device you can scan the many codes to get addition information and stories.
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  • Day2

    Jumping spider

    November 25, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    I had seen one of these pretty little spider years ago. He was not afraid of me in the least and was jumping around onto my hand and back to the table.

  • Day1

    Miriam Vale

    November 24, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    First stop on this trip after leaving home was Miriam Vale. This Lions Park is well maintained and a good stop for lunch.